GoCats56 wrote:AVokes wrote:RedPurpleBlue wrote:Sorry for double posting, but I've got yet another question. What are the financial benefits of TAing? $X per course. $Y per hour for Z hours in a week?
Biggest benefit is the relationship (LOR) with the professor. Money is secondary. I've heard it's ~$2k/semester?
When I TA'ed in 2014-2015 it was $10/hour, and I probably put in 10-12 hours per week between class, office hours, and answering emails. I think that amount of time is pretty ordinary, but there are definitely some professors where you'll put in more time.
That said, you do it for the relationship, not for the money.
Yeah they upped it the semester after I TA'd and I was mad jealous since I got probably half of the flat rate they do now. TA'ing is easy, I sat in on the classes and browsed the Internet, people rarely came to office hours so I was able to work on or do whatever I needed to during that time, and the times people did come on, I basically just kept my outline open for the course and explained things to the best of my ability.