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.

The following pay rates apply to academic student employee positions within the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & 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: September 2023

Title/Pay Classification Occupation Code Minimum Rate Job Duties Standard Qualifications
UG Teaching Assistant 10868 $19.25/hr Assist in teaching Undergraduate student
UG Research Assistant 10869 $19.25/hr Assist in research Undergraduate student
Stipend Grad Trainee C 10859 Stipend per grant Research Graduate
Teaching Assistant See UW Graduate School's TA/RA salaries
Predoctoral Instructor 10804 $5249 at 50% FTE Teaching own class Premasters, postmaster or Candidate
Research Assistant See UW Graduate School's TA/RA salaries
Staff Assistant See UW Graduate School's TA/RA salaries
Summer only (6/16-9/15)
Graduate Research Student Assistant
10854 Premaster: $45.85/hr

Intermediate: $47.92/hr

Candidate: $49.72/hr