Undergraduate TA hours are variable but cannot exceed 19.5 hours/week combined for ALL UW jobs. CSE undergraduate TAs generally work 10-15 hours per week.

Each TA appointment is classified as an Academic Student Employee (ASE) and is governed by a contract between the University of Washington and GSEAC/UAW, which is found at the following website: https://hr.uw.edu/labor/unions/uaw/ase-contract

Undergraduate TA Salary

  • starting rate -- $16.32 per hour  (effective January 2020)

 Undergraduate TAs will receive hourly rate increases based on the number of quarters experience as a TA: 

  • Quarter 1: base hourly rate (currently $16.32)
  • Quarters 2 and 3: base hourly rate + $1.00
  • Quarters 4 and 5: base hourly rate + $2.00
  • Quarters 6 and 7: base hourly rate + $3.00
  • Quarters 8 and above: base hourly rate + $4.00