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 those employees that have substantial teaching experience, evidence of professional development, 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