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Academic student employee salary and hourly pay

Academic student positions are covered by the contract between the UW and the United Auto Workers (UAW). For all other student employment positions, UW Compensation establishes compensation requirements in accordance with University policy and as described on UW HR's Student Employees web page. Student employees must be paid at least the Washington State minimum wage, noted as "base" in the table below.

The following pay rates apply to hourly academic student employee positions within the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The College of Engineering and other departments may employ students with different job titles and at different pay rates. See also UW Graduate School's TA/RA salaries.

Last update: August 2022

Monthly Salaried Positions at 50% FTE:

Premaster: $3,064.00

Intermediate:  $3,294.00

Candidate: $3,540.00

Title/Pay Classification Occupation Code Minimum Hourly Rate Job Duties Standard Qualifications
Reader/Grader 10886 Undergraduate student: $20.25/hr

Graduate student: $21.25/hr
Non-teaching/research academic assistance Undergraduate or graduate student
UG Teaching Assistant 10868 $20.25/hr Assist in teaching Undergraduate student
UG Research Assistant 10869 $20.25/hr Assist in research Undergraduate student
Summer only (through June 30th)
Graduate Research Student Assistant
10854 Premaster: $41.78/hr

Intermediate:  $44.92/hr

Candidate: $48.27/hr