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Earnings Type & Description


Earn Type informational pages are provided as a historical reference tool for eligibility and rate information. If you have questions on how pay is processed in Workday, please contact the Integrated Service Center (ISC) or call 206-543-8000

Earnings Type When Is It Used? Employment Type(s)/Limitations How Calculated / FTE / How Initiated


Student Hourly Pay w/OASI

(Social Security taxes deducted)

Hourly employment of registered UW students.

Wages are subject to Social Security taxes:

  • For Undergraduates when credits taken are below 6.
  • For Graduates when credits taken are below 5.
  • For thesis/dissertation students (700-800 course) when credits taken are below 2.

See SHR if credits are above these limits.

Graduate student - with approval of Graduate School:

  • Work Study - Hourly
  • 0881 Teaching Assistant
  • 0882 Research Assistant
  • 0883 Staff Assistant
  • or any GSA class with approval (rare)

Undergraduate Students:

  • 0873 Teaching Helper
  • 0880 Legal Aid Intern
  • 0890 ASUW/Appointee
  • 0872 Student Assistant VI
  • 0875 Student Assistant
  • 0886 Reader

Use limited to these job class codes only.

Hours x hourly rate


Department - OPUS

UW payroll computer system automatically changes SOR to SHR when credits taken are equal to or greater than the limit.