Student Employment

Minimum Wage Increases For Student Asst. III and III Effective January 1

The California minimum wage law is changing, increasing the minimum hourly rate to $10.50 effective Jan. 1, 2017. The minimum wage will then increase annually, until it reaches $15.00/hr. on Jan. 1, 2022. At UC Davis, the change on Jan. 1, 2017 only affects the Student Assistant II and III titles (and the equivalent Non-UC Student Assistants).

There are no changes to the Student Assistant IV salary range at this time. HR’s plan for minimum wage increases for this title between 2018 – 2022 will be developed in consultation with stakeholders.

Central HR is working with Central Payroll to implement a “mass change” that brings all Student Assistant II and III up to the new minimum rates in the PPS payroll system by Jan. 1, 2017. The salary increases will be a departmental cost.

For more information, please contact Compensation Services:

Davis Campus (530) 752-5311
Health System (916) 734-5009 or related questions to Payroll at (916) 734-9150

Student Employment is a resource for UC Davis students seeking employment opportunities to fund their educational expenses. This site provides a means by which UC Davis students and employers can meet their employment needs. With support from the Internship and Career Center, students have easy access to both UC and non-UC student employment as well as internship and career opportunities. If you want to hire UC Davis students, you may post part-time, one-time, temporary, and summer full-time work-study and non-work study employment opportunities and the student will contact you directly.

Student Employment for Graduate Students

Working as a Graduate Student Researcher (GSR), Teaching Assistant (TA), or Associate In_ is a good way to gain professional experience and advance your career, as well as earn a paycheck and obtain fee remissions.

A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA is required to hold an academic appointment. GSR appointments, above 25% and not exceeding 50% time, provide full remission of in-state fees; TAship appointments, above 25% and not exceeding 50% time, provide partial remission of in-state fees. This policy is reviewed for renewal each year.

Graduate students may be appointed for a maximum of 18 quarters in any combination of teaching titles (Teaching Assistant, Associate In_, and Reader) during regular academic quarters. No student may be employed beyond 18 quarters in any combination of teaching titles. Graduate students may be appointed for a maximum of 21 regular academic quarters in a research title (GSR). No student may be employed beyond 21 quarters in a research title.

Each department has its own applications for TA positions, which you should fill out annually if you are interested. You will need to inquire within your own graduate group or department.