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Academic Student Employee Hourly Pay Rates

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 Chemical Engineering. The College of Engineering and other departments may employ students with different job titles and at different pay rates.

New rates as of January 2024

Title/Pay Classification Occupation Code Minimum Hourly Rate Job Duties Standard Qualifications
Student Assistant 10889 $19.97/hr Administrative assistance Graduate Student
Reader/Grader 10886 $19.97/hr Non-teaching/research academic assistance Graduate or Undergraduate Student
UG Research Assistant 10869 $19.97/hr Assist in research Undergraduate Student
Summer Only Graduate Research Student Assistant 10854 $39.40/hr Assist in research Graduate Student