Pay Rates and Classification

Pay rates for TAs are determined on the basis of the degree program in which a union member is enrolled, and/or prior degrees earned.

STA – A Senior TA is a graduate student who is registered in a masters’ or doctoral program at the University of British Columbia and is required by the University to perform lead hand duties as a Teaching Assistant. These duties typically include coordinating other Teaching Assistants and providing guidance, technical knowledge, and subject matter expertise to other Teaching Assistants.

GTA I – is a graduate student who has completed two (2) years’ service as a graduate student teaching assistant.

GTA II – is a graduate student with less than two (2) years’ service as a graduate student teaching assistant.

UTA I – is an undergraduate student who is registered in a bachelors degree program at the University of British Columbia who is required to perform Teaching Assistant Duties with substantial student contact.

UTA II – is an undergraduate student who is registered in a bachelors degree program at the University of British Columbia who performs Teaching Assistant Duties without substantial student contact.

Marker – A Marker is an employee appointed to a position which involves only marking without substantial student contact.

Hourly Wages as of Sept. 1, 2020

ClassificationWage
STA$36.85
GTA I$34.44
GTA II$33.14
UTA I$20.33
UTA II$18.15
Marker$15.86

Updated May 12, 2020

Full TAship Wages Beginning Sept. 1, 2020

(Based on 384 hours for a Full TAship, or 192 hours in Winter Terms 1 and 2)

Classification2020/2021 Wages
STA$14,149.76
GTA I$13,223.92
GTA II$12,724.96
UTA I$7,805.92
UTA II$6,969.52
Marker$6,089.52

Updated May 12, 2020