By Associated Press - Tuesday, April 12, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The University of Nevada-Las Vegas will pay graduate assistant instructors a little more money in what administrators say is a step toward top-tier status.

The Las Vegas Sun reports ( ) that the university is boosting doctoral graduate assistants’ nine-month stipends to the national average for their discipline, the most significant increase to the assistants’ pay in years.

National averages range from as low as $15,000 in most fine arts programs to more than $20,000 in areas like criminal justice and nursing. Previously, most doctoral graduate assistants had a flat stipend of $13,000.

Master’s students aren’t included in the raise, with the exception of those in the fine arts programs. Master’s graduate assistants currently make about $10,000.

About 960 graduate assistants work at UNLV and approximately half are doctoral students.


Information from: Las Vegas Sun,

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