Pay Rates and Classification

In our new Collective Agreement, a number of changes have been made to classification language to support service improvement initiatives around teaching quality:

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.

In the new Collective Agreement, this category has been expanded to include graduate students who either 1) coordinate and/or guide other teaching assistants, OR 2) are focused on curriculum development, and have substantial teaching experience, professional development, and/or achievement as a TA.

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, 2021

ClassificationWage
STA$37.59
GTA I$35.13
GTA II$33.80
UTA I$22.77
UTA II$20.33
Marker$16.18

Updated Aug. 10, 2021

Full TAship Wages Beginning Sept. 1, 2021

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

Classification2021/2022 Wages
STA$14,432.72
GTA I$13,488.40
GTA II$12,979.44
UTA I$8,742.64
UTA II$7,805.84
Marker$6,211.28

Updated Aug. 10, 2021