I would like to hear from those of you who work in computer
labs at universities, regarding your various payrates. We here
at the University of the Pacific feel that our hourly payrate is
too low for what we do. Minimum wage in California is $4.25/hour.
TA's here start out at $4.35/hour. After about 3 years, our
pay increases to a maximum of $5.30/hour, or $5.65/hour for the Head
TA's (those in charge
of the various computer labs). We plan on asking for
higher pay, but we would like to have some firsthand figures from
other universities about what they pay their TA's. (Or whatever
they call them there.) Everyone I've talked to who works at other
universities get paid more, but we would like firsthand figures
to present to the ones who make the budget.
Please mail your responses. One of the following addresses will
usually get to me:
If anyone is interested in this information, I'll mail to you, or
post. I'm especially interested in hearing from those who are in
charge of setting the payrates.
Thanks in advance.