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TA Salary and Tuition Support

2021-22 Salaries for Graduate TAs and CAs in Physics

Appointment

SALARY
PER
QUARTER
Salary
PER
PAY PERIOD
School of
H&S Tuition
Allowance
School of
Engineering Tuition
Allowance

TA 25%

$6,123

$1,020.50

$5,885

$6,270

TA 30%

$7,347

$1,224.60

$7,062

$7,524

TA 50%

$12,246

$2,041

$11,770

$12,540

HTA* 50% PHYS 20 series

$13,028

$2,171.33

$11,770

$12,540

HTA* 50% PHYS 40 series

$13,528

$2,254.67

$11,770

$12,540

Course Assistant** 25%

$5,910

$985

$5,885

$6,270

Course Assistant** 30%

$7,092

1,182

$7,062

$7,524

 

* HTA = Head Teaching Assistant

** Course Assistant (CA) appointments do not count towards the three-quarter TA requirement for graduate students in the Physics Department unless a petition has been filed.  See "Course Assistant" page for details.

Regardless of the type of appointment, graduate students who are TAs or CAs and have reached TGR status receive a total tuition allowance of $3,531 corresponding to TGR tuition.

Undergraduate TAs receive the same salaries but do not receive a tuition allowance.

Summer TAs are paid the same as regular academic year TAs, just over a shorter period of time. 

Students in coterminal Master's programs should refer to this link for detailed information on tuition assessment and Undergraduate vs. Graduate status. Coterm students who are eligible and opt to change to the graduate coterminal student group and are assessed the applicable graduate tuition rate will receive the relevant tuition allowance.

Graders are paid hourly and do not receive any tuition allowance.  Hourly grading rate for 2021-22 Academic Year is $25 per hour.