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Fall 2005 American Association of Universities Data Exchange (AAUDE)
Annual Survey of Graduate Assistant Stipends

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Each fall, AAUDE surveys its member universities concerning stipends paid to graduate student teaching and research assistants. Among the information requested for graduate assistants in each category are average cash salary, modal cash salary (i.e., the salary paid to the greatest number of graduate assistants), number of graduate assistants in terms of both full-time equivalents and headcounts, and the average net cost to the institution per graduate assistant (i.e., not only salary paid but also income forgone due to waivers of tuition and/or fees). Salary data are reported adjusted to 50%-time equivalents.

AAUDE compiles these reports from campuses and then issues a summary report late the following summer, showing the information reported by all member institutions that responded to the previous fallís survey, including CU-Boulder; this gives us an opportunity to see how CU-Boulder compares to other AAUDE member institutions.

Below are some basic summary data, based on 34 institutions that reported (31 public, including UCB, 3 private) in the fall 2005 survey. Click here for tables showing data for individual reporting institutions. For other analyses or any questions, please e-mail PBA at (Please note that we can release institutionsí identities only for internal, CU-Boulder administrative use.)

Teaching Assistants
  Average Cash Salary FTE Avg. Compensation
(Salary minus unwaived tuition/fees)
Resident Non-resident
CU $14,853 482 $13,918 $13,918
Median $14,351 581 $13,360 $12,784
Low $11,408 187 $7,451 $-204
High $20,223 1,413 $20,223 $20,223

Research Assistants
  Average Cash Salary FTE Avg. Compensation
(Salary minus unwaived tuition/fees)
Resident Non-resident
CU $14,827 402 $13,892 $13,892
Median $15,362 683 $14,254 $14,254
Low $11,333 123 $8,042 $8,042
High $20,129 1,310 $19,923 $19,923

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