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 Human Centered Design & Engineering. The College of Engineering and other departments may employ students with different job titles and at different pay rates.

Title/Pay Classification Occupation Code Minimum Hourly Rate Job Duties Standard Qualifications
Course Assistant 10873 base Non-teaching academic assistance Undergraduate student
Front Desk Assistant 10875 base Reception duties, data entry Undergraduate student (non-Engineering)
Lab Assistant 10875 base Maintaining departmental lab spaces, training students on lab equipment and software Graduate Student
Undergraduate Research Assistant 10869 $20 / hour Assist in research Undergraduate Student