L&S Standard Rates for Short-term Staff and Student Assistants

This documents lists minimum base rates for short-term instructional and student assistant appointments and in the College of Letters and Science.

Short-term Instructional Staff (Academic Staff titles)

The standard rates for short-term staff in L&S are below. The term 'short-term staff' or 'STS' refers to instructors with fixed-term terminal continuity. These instructors are evaluated for the appropriate rate by L&S Human Resources with each offer.

Academic Staff Lecturers

There are three standard base rates for the Lecturer title, based on the lecturer's number of semesters of teaching experience.

Academic Staff Lecturer Rates
Prior semesters of teaching experience 2022-23 C-Basis Rate 2023-24 C-Basis Rate
0-8 semesters $43,388 $47,727
9-19 semesters $50,923 $56,015
20+ semesters $56,017 $61,619

Definition of 'Experience'

  • Experience must be gained as a lecturer or equivalent or higher.
  • Experience as a TA or other comparable instructional role does not count as lecturer experience.
  • Experience must be gained in for-credit instruction in a higher education setting.
  • Experience need not be gained in consecutive semesters.
  • Appointments in Summer Term will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and typically count as one semester of teaching experience.
  • Current graduate students will be hired with the 'Lecturer (SA)' title; see Student Assistant rates below.

Other Short-term Instructional Academic Staff

Other Academic Staff STS Rates
Title Previous title (pre-TTC) 2022-23 C-Basis Rate 2023-24 C-Basis Rate
Teaching Faculty I Assistant Faculty Associate $44,421 $48,863
Teaching Specialist Faculty Assistant $41,344 $45,478
Professor Emeritus (no change) $56,017 $61,619

Student Assistants

The following are College-specific rates. For campus minima refer to the Grad School's website.

Teaching Assistant

TA Rates
HR / Payroll Title 2022-23 C-Basis Rate 2023-24 C-Basis Rate
Teaching Assistant (graduate student) $42,231
$46,454
$46,460
$51,100
Undergraduate Assistant - TA $41,344 $45,478

Lecturer (SA)

LSA Rates
HR / Payroll Title 2022-23 C-Basis Rate 2023-24 C-Basis Rate
Lecturer (SA) $46,350
$50,986
$51,000
$56,100

Grader / Reader

Grader/Reader Rates
HR / Payroll Title 2022-23 H-Basis Rate 2023-24 H-Basis Rate
Project Assistant - Grader/Reader $22.22 $22.66
Undergraduate Assistant - Grader/Reader $22.22 $22.66

Project Assistant

PA Rates
HR / Payroll Title 2022-23 Rate 2023-24 Rate
C-Basis (exempt) $42,231 $46,460
C-Basis (non-exempt) $27.07 $29.78
A-Basis (exempt) $51,616 $56,784
A-Basis (non-exempt) $24.82 $27.30
H-Basis (hourly) $24.82 $27.30

Research Assistant

Research Assistants are paid at the home department rate.

RA Rates
HR / Payroll Title 2022-23 Rate 2023-24 Rate
C-Basis $42,231 $46,460
A-Basis $51,616 $56,784

Effective dates

Academic year rate changes (C-Basis) are effective in the fall semester (e.g., summer appointments in 2022 will follow the academic year 2021-22 rates).

Annual rate changes (A-Basis & H-Basis) are effective with the fiscal year.

Rate effective dates for 2023-24:

  • Annual (A-Basis and H-Basis): 6/18/2023
  • Academic (C-Basis): 8/21/2023

Calculating Gross Salary

To calculate gross salary, use the campus 'Funding Layout Assistance Tool' (FLOAT), available on OHR's Payroll Toolkit.

Appointment letters include the biweekly salary amount. This amount is calculated by taking the full-time academic year rate, divided by 19.5, multiplied by the appointment percentage:

Example: 33.4% Lecturer (SA) with the full-time rate of $51,000:

51,000 / 19.5 * .334 = $873.54

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