Pay Rates

Departments may set their preferred wage rate from the options below:

Current Pay Rate

  • $17.27 per hour

As of January 1st, 2022 rate increased

Graduate Assistantships

  • $21.67 per hour

Graduate Assistantships perform paraprofessional work that requires background attained in a bachelor’s degree program and specialized knowledge acquired through academic preparation. Essential duties may be complex and require the student to use problem-solving and decision-making skills or to apply subject matter expertise. Duties are intended to provide practical experience and application of theory and methods described in, and augment, the student’s master’s degree program. 

This pay rate is approved only for qualifying positions for students in the following graduate programs: Master of Arts/Student Development Administration, Master of Nursing, Master in Sport Business Leadership, and Master of Software Engineering.

In accordance with prevailing wage law, as dictated by the Seattle Minimum Wage, the student minimum employment wage will increase to $17.27 per hour as of January 1, 2022.