Department of Physics and Astronomy
Wages for TAs are based on total number of college credit hours (not just BYU credit hours) and on the
completion of certain introductory physics courses.
Level 1: No criteria.
Level 2: 41 credit hours
Level 3: 76 credit hours and completion of physics 121, 123, 220 with at least
Level 4: 111 credit hours and completion of physics 121, 123, 220, 222
with at least a B-.
2018-19 School Year pay rates
Level 1, $10.50/hr
Level 2, $11.00/hr
Level 3, $11.50/hr
Level 4, $12.00/hr
We boost your pay by $0.50/hour for every 2 1/2 semesters you work for us.
Spring and Summer terms count as 1/2 semester each.
Working Fall, Winter and Spring will give you a $0.50 raise. Working Fall, Winter, and the following Fall will give you
a raise at the beginning of the next Winter semester.
Experimental Lab TA credit
We will boost your pay by $0.25/hour if you are currently working as a TA in an experimental lab class.
These labs include Physics 107, 108, 140, 145, 240, and 245.
This pay increase applies to all
assignments you receive that semester. If you work both a lab assignment and a grading
assignment, the lab TA credit applies to both jobs.
This credit is not permanent, but only applies the semester/term when you actually work in the lab.
University pay cap
There is a University pay cap of $13.00/hour for undergraduate TAs. If your experience and Lab TA credits
make your pay go over $13.00/hour, we will have to cap it there