Student Employee Pay Categories and Ranges

Op7.16-6 Student Employee Pay Categories and Ranges

The goal of this policy is to help assure equity and continuity across campus in setting student employee pay levels. It is up to the department head to recommend, based on job duties and responsibilities, a student employee’s pay category and range. Once the category and range have been determined, hourly wage rates may be established for student workers.

Category I

Job duties require little or no previous experience; few specific skills are required; the necessary skills may be learned "on the job" within a short time; the work is usually routine in nature; depending on the duties assigned and skills of the student, some previous training or experience may be needed. The position may or may not be closely supervised.

Example duties include receptionist, office assistant, cashier, custodial, ticket taker, usher.

Category I pay rate will include the vast majority of student job titles.

Category I pay range

Effective January 1, 2021: $10.30 - $11.04

Category II

Job duties require a high level of responsibility, training, experience, and competence; the student receives only general supervision/direction.

Example duties include: tutor, manager, test proctor.

Category II pay range

Effective January 1, 2021: $11.05 - $11.79

Category III

Student positions require specialized knowledge and skills. Duties may be technical in nature or require a level of responsibility and judgement. Duties may be equivalent to duties performed by a full-time staff member. Experience may be required.

Example duties include: technician, videographer, web development, research assistant.

Category III pay range

​​​​​​​Effective January 1, 2021: $11.80 and above

Category III requires a justification within the Comment Section of the clearance form. Justification should include duties performed and expertise needed for the pay rate, and may also include consideration of market factors. Student Employment will either approve the rate or contact the department head for clarification.