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NOTE: Under Executive Order 13658, work performed on certain federal contracts solicited or awarded on or after January 1, 2016, require payment of a minimum wage rate of at least $10.15 per hour. This requirement does not apply to work performed on federal grants. Employers of students who are performing work on a federal contract in an FLSA non-exempt student job title (i.e., a title other than Graduate Research Assistant, Assistant Instructor, or Teaching Assistant) may contact the Office of Sponsored Projects at osp@austin.utexas.edu for more information.

2016-2017 Student Academic Titles and Pay Rates

The rates for student academic titles are established each fiscal year by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. There is an established salary range with a minimum and maximum amount that may be paid for each job title.  Departmental pay practices normally determine how much is paid within the established range.

These tables show basic pay rate information for student academic titles for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Monthly and annual rates of pay are expressed as full-time rates. If your assignment is less than full-time, your actual salary will be proportionate to the number of hours you're assigned. Except for Assistant Instructors and Teaching Assistants, all student employees are considered 12-month pay basis employees.

Rates for student academic titles for the 2015-2016 fiscal year are available on the Rates for Other Fiscal Years page.

Undergraduate Students

0066 Tutor (Undergraduate)

Class Hourly Monthly (FTE) Annually (FTE)
All class ranks $9.89-$17.10 $1,713-$2,963 $20,556-$35,556

0070 Assistant (Undergraduate)

Class Hourly Monthly (FTE) Annually (FTE)
Freshman 0-29 hours $8.38-$11.23 $1,451-$1,946 $17,412-$23,352
Sophomore 30-59 hours $8.80-$12.23 $1,524-$2,120 $18,288-$25,440
Junior 60-89 hours $9.23-$13.33 $1,599-$2,311 $19,188-$27,732
Senior 90 hours or more $9.93-$15.96 $1,720-$2,766 $20,640-$33,192

0095 Undergraduate Research Assistant (URA)

Class Hourly Monthly (FTE) Annually (FTE)
Freshman 0-29 hours $8.38-$14.01 $1,451-$2,428 $17,412-$29,136
Sophomore 30-59 hours $8.80-$15.26 $1,524-$2,645 $18,288-$31,740
Junior 60-89 hours $9.23-$16.64 $1,599-$2,884 $19,188-$34,608
Senior 90 hours or more $9.93-$20.00 $1,720-$3,466 $20,640-$41,592

Graduate Students

Title Hourly Monthly (FTE) Annually (FTE)
0064 Tutor (Graduate) $11.57-$21.00 $2,005-$3,640 $24,060-$43,680
0065 Academic Assistant $11.86-$24.00 $2,055-$4,160 $24,660-$49,920
0071 Assistant (Graduate) $11.27-$27.25 $1,953-$4,723 $23,436-$56,676
0090 Graduate Research Assistant $12.20-$38.00 $2,114-$6,586 $25,368-$79,032

Graduate Students - 9-Month Pay Basis*

Title Hourly Monthly (FTE) Annually (FTE)
0045 Assistant Instructor $13.45-$41.00 $2,331-$7,106 $20,979-$63,954
0061 Teaching Assistant (SI) $15.50-$27.16 $2,686-$4,707 $24,174-$42,363
0062 Teaching Assistant-NSC $11.48-$21.75 $1,990-$3,770 $17,910-$33,930
0063 Teaching Assistant $11.48-$26.00 $1,990-$4,506 $17,910-$40,544

* Insurance benefits may work differently for employees paid on a 9-month pay basis. Please see the Student Employee Insurance page.

Students employed as Teaching Assistants, Assistant Instructors, and Graduate Research Assistants may be eligible for a tuition reduction benefit related to their student academic employment. For more information, see the Graduate School’s website.


2016-2017 Student Non-Academic Titles and Rates

The rates for student non-academic titles are established each fiscal year by Human Resources. There is an established salary range with a minimum and maximum amount that may be paid for each job title. Departmental pay practices normally determine how much is paid within the established range, based on the complexity of work and level of responsibility. Students who have gained experience or have demonstrated competence or special qualifications might be paid at a higher rate.

With the exception of H&F Resident Assistants and Camp Resident Assistants, all employees in student non-academic positions must be paid on an hourly basis.

The table below provides basic rate information for student non-academic titles for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Rates for student non-academic titles for the 2015-2016 fiscal year are available on the Rates for Other Fiscal Years page.

Job Code Title Hourly Annually (FTE)
0073 H&F Resident Assistant $7.26-$11.46 $15,096-$23,820
0074 Student Assistant $7.26-$12.50 $15,096-$25,992
0075 Student Associate $7.68-$15.00 $15,960-$31,200
0076 Senior Student Associate $8.84-$18.00 $18,384-$37,440
0077 Student Technician $9.92-$22.00 $20,628-$45,756
0078 Student Camp Worker $7.26-$18.59 $15,096-$38,664
0079 Non-Affiliated Student Worker $7.26-$21.00 $15,096-$43,680
0098 Camp Resident Assistant $7.26-$19.24 $15,096-$40,008

Please see the Student Non-Academic Employment page for the eligibility criteria and other information associated with these student job titles. Student non-academic job titles may not be used for research or other work that is academic in nature.