Hourly Student Payrates
In the Department of Economics, hourly payrates are assigned based upon status and responsibility.
Undergraduate Student Hourlies are paid based upon duties, experience and specialized knowledge as defined by the supervisor. Undergraduates are generally paid within the Current Student Pay Schedule established by UW Human Resources. Occasionally, undergraduates are paid at higher rates, with an exception to pay approval, based upon very high level of professional experience and assigned duties that require such high level skills.
Graduate Student Hourlies with status and duties comparable to a salaried 50% ASE position (see “Graduate Student Service Appointment Payroll Levels” above) are paid an equivalent hourly pay rate. These hourly rates are calculated as follows:
Full-time monthly salary rate / 173.333 hours per month
Examples for Academic Year 2007/08:
entry level RA ($1,451 x 2) / 173.333 = $16.74 per hour
PDRA1 ($1,559 x 2) / 173.333 = $17.99 per hour
PDRA2 ($1,676 x 2) / 173.333 = $19.34 per hour
Graduate Student Service Appointment Payroll Levels
See the UW Graduate School website for current payrates associated with these occupation codes and titles. Regular 50% salaried positions with tuition waivers and health insurance are paid under “Schedule 1″ rates. Part-time or short-term employees hired for less than 50% time for the quarter are paid under the “Schedule 2″ rates for comparable status and duties. “Schedule 2″ rates include a supplement to partially offset the ineligibility of such appointments for a tuition waiver.
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All entering graduate students (Masters or Ph.D.) enter the same program as premasters, regardless of entering qualifications.
All take core courses, and all intending to pursue the Ph.D. take the field exams. Core exam results determine eligibility to proceed with Ph.D. requirements.
Pass Core Exams
- Complete all coursework (still Premasters)
- Pass Field Exams (now Intermediate)
- Prepare research topic
- Form a committee
- Take General Exam
- Pass General Exam (now Candidate)
- Pass Final Exam (graduate with Ph.D.)
- Fail Field Exams (still Premasters)
Fail Core Exams
Generally no longer considered for funding
- Complete all coursework
- Complete Approved Internship (graduate with Masters)