Salaries

  • A 5% annual increase is recommended and should be applied to personnel salary projections for future budget years for all sponsors except NIH.
  • A 3% annual increase is recommended and should be applied to personnel salary projections for future budget years for NIH.
  • A 2% annual increase is recommended and should be applied to graduate assistant stipends for future budget years for all sponsors.

Graduate Assistants

A full time graduate assistant devotes one-half time to studies (approximately 20 hours per week) and one half-time to graduate assistant duties. During the summer, graduate assistants are put on special payroll and can work 40 hours per week.  Refer to the Graduate School website for additional information regarding graduate assistants.  If applying for an individual fellowship or training grant from NIH, refer to the NRSA requirements for stipend, tuition, and institutional allowance.

Graduate Assistant Stipends

In accordance with the Graduate Employee Union Contract, the following stipends represent the minimum stipends for graduate assistants.  Estimates are for proposal development only

Calendar

50%

(20 Hrs)

Academic

50%

 (20 Hrs)

Summer

 3 Months

(20 Hrs)

Summer

 3 Months

(40 Hrs)

Bi-Weekly

Pay Periods

Stipends for Academic Year August 2018 – May 2019 
LEVEL   I $31,158 $23,369 $7,910 $15,820 $1,198.39
LEVEL II $32,786 $24,590 $8,322 $16,644 $1,261.00
LEVEL III $36,451 $27,338 $9,252 $18,505 $1,401.97
Stipends for Academic Year August 2019 – May 2020 (2% projected increase)
LEVEL   I $31,781 $23,836 $8,068 $16,136 $1,222.39
LEVEL II $33,442 $25,082 $8,488 $16,977 $1,286.24
LEVEL III $37,180 $27,885 $9,437 $18,875 $1,430.04
Stipends for Academic Year August 2020 – May 2021 (2% projected increase)
LEVEL   I $32,417 $24,313 $8,229 $16,459 $1,246.85
LEVEL II $34,111 $25,584 $8,658 $17,317 $1,311.97
LEVEL III $37,924 $28,443 $9,626 $19,253 $1,458.66
Stipends for Academic Year August 2021 – May 2022 (2% projected increase)
LEVEL   I $33,065 $24,799 $8,394 $16,788 $1,271.81
LEVEL II $34,793 $26,096 $8,831 $17,663 $1,338.24
LEVEL III $38,682 $29,012 $9,819 $19,638 $1,487.85

Graduate Assistant Stipend Level Description:

  • LEVEL I – Graduate assistants with at least the baccalaureate degree.
  • LEVEL II – Experienced graduate assistants in a doctoral program with at least the master’s degree or its equivalent in the field of graduate study. Equivalency consists of 30 graduate level content course credits of appropriate course work beyond the baccalaureate degree completed at the University of Connecticut, together with admission to a doctoral program.
  • LEVEL III – For students with experience as graduate assistants who have at least the master’s degree or its equivalent and who have passed the doctoral general examination.

Actual Semester Dates  (The months of June, July & August should be used for budgeting purposes for the summer period)

† Please refer to the Payroll website for updated stipend information.

Post Doctoral Fellow Stipends

  • Below are the current National Research Service Award (NRSA) Post Doctoral Fellow stipend levels that should be taken into consideration when preparing your proposal budget. These stipend levels must be used when applying to the NRSA for support. Stipend levels can also be found on the NIH website.
  • Use of the stipend level which is consistent with the intended postdoctoral years of experience is recommended for use with other support sources, however, in accordance with University policy, the stipend level must at least be equal to the minimum NRSA rate.
  • For more information, visit the Graduate School Post Doc Policies.

 

Years of Experience

Stipend

0

$48,432

1

$48,804

2

$49,188

3

$51,324

4

$53,184

5

$55,308

6

$57,528

7+

$59,736

Student Labor Pay Scale

Student Labor and Work-Study are paid based on an established pay scale determined by the Office of Student Employment. The rate of pay for a position is based on the skills and level of experience required for the position, regardless of whether earnings are paid through the work-study or student labor payrolls. The pay rate is determined by the hiring supervisor and is subject to approval by the student employment staff in the Office of Student Financial Aid Services.

 

Class

Requirement

Pay Rate

I

The position does not require a   specific degree of skill or prior work experience.

$10.10

II

The position requires a reasonable   degree of skill, prior experience and a fair amount of responsibility.

$10.25 – $11.45

III

The position requires a high   degree of skill and entails an extensive amount of responsibility.

$11.50 – $13.45

IV

The position requires advanced   skill, market/environmental demand, knowledge and/or training in a   scientific, academic or specialized study.

$13.50 – $28.80

NIH Salary Cap

Effective January 7, 2018, the NIH salary limitation for Executive Level 2 was increased to $189,600. For additional information, please refer to NIH Notice: NOT-OD-18-137.  Note this salary cap applies to all all DHHS agencies.