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Updated on Friday, December 6

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QUESTION: Anyone know how much science lab TA's make per term?

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  1. They make 10.25 an hour, and they work 5 hours a week.
    10.25 x 5 hours a week x 4 weeks in a month x 4 months in a term so roughly 820 dollars

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  2. i've been told by TA's that they are paid to work 5 hours a week, but really end up having to put in extra hours to get all the marking done though

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  3. I was a science T.A this term and I can say what 2 said is totally true. We get paid jackshit but definitely put in more than 5 hours a week with meetings and marking and answering questions- not to mention the actual T.Aing part of it.

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    1. Also as an undergrad, you only work 3 months- not during finals- so it's more like 500 something dollars. If your motivation is the money, do something else. It's not worth the effort.

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  4. Does that mean for labs that run every other week you get less? Because I was thinking for applying for a TA position in the summer for one.

    So lets say a term is three months and there's 2 per month, so ~6 labs per term and still paid for 5h a week.

    = $307.50 ... shit

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  5. Science TA here. Yeah, you actually don't make a lot of money and end up working way more than 5 hours a week. If you really want the experience, go for it. Otherwise don't waste your time!

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