Graduate Student Salary and OPE rates by Department (FY20)

GRAs are appointed from 0.40 - 0.49 FTE in the College of Science, depending on the project and scope of work. See the graduate school link for more information on graduate assistants. (last updated April 2020).

Please note: Graduate Assistant appointments at OSU are ultimately governed by the contract agreement between OSU and the Coalition of Graduate Employees, American Federation of Teachers Local 6069. Departments should consult the Office of Human Resources and the CGE contract for definitive employment rules and regulations concerning Graduate Assistant appointments. The CGE contract takes precedence over all other published information.

College of Science Departmental rates for FY20

The CoS has seven departments

Department Description 1.0 FTE scale Dept. FTE used Actual Monthly Salary Actual 12 mo salary
Biochemistry and Biophysics Starting, with 2% escalation $56,587 0.45 $2122 $25,464
Chemistry Starting, with 2% escalation $63,900 0.40 $2130 $25,560
Integrative Biology Starting, with 2% escalation $61,860 0.40 $2062 $24,744
Mathematics

1st Year
2nd Year (or MS)
3 Yr, no quals
Quals
Prelim exam

$58,579
$59,144
$60,309
$61,218
$62,153
0.40 $1953
$1971
$2010
$2041
$2072
$23,431
$23,658
$24,123
$24,487
$24,861
Microbiology Starting, with 2% escalation $48,984 0.49 $2,000 $24,002
Physics Starting, with 2% escalation $65,580 0.40 $2186 $26,232
Statistics

1st Year
2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year

$53,340
$54,421
$55,488
$56,604
0.45 $2,000
$2,041
$2,081
$2123
$24,003
$24,490
$24,970
$25,472