Board of Governors approves a 4.5% increase for graduate student assistants

On March 5, 2013, the Board of Governors approved increases for teaching and research assistant positions for UofS students. A 2.5% increase for undergrad student assistants and a 4.5% increase for graduate student assistants effective May 1, 2013. The following is a summary of the new rates:

Hourly Rates for Student Assistants - Effective May 1, 2013

Step Previous Hourly Rate New Hourly Rate
Undergrad 1 $10.75 $10.97
Undergrad 2 $11.20 $11.43
Undergrad 3 $12.47 $12.72
Undergrad 4 $13.62 $13.89
Undergrad 5 $14.49 $14.78
Graduate $17.71 $18.51

Students paid from operating funds will automatically receive these new rates on their May pay. The central funding support for college/unit student pools will be increased by 2.5% for undergraduate and 4.5% for graduate students, effective for the 2013/2014 budget year, for student salaries funded by the operating budget.

Principal investigators who employ students also have the option of increasing to these new rates effective May 1, 2013. A separate memo will be sent to those departments requesting a decision on the rate increase.

All academic student assistant rates can be found on the Human Resources website at

For questions regarding the new rates please contact Human Resources at 966-2950 or email at All other questions should be forwarded to

This memo has been sent to senior administration, assistant deans, department heads and department contacts. Please forward this information to others as appropriate.

Steve Laycock
Compensation Specialist, Human Resources