Compensation & Payroll Schedule
Undergraduate student employees are paid according to the wage table below. As students accrue hours in a given wage grade, their hourly pay is increased.
Rates of Pay for Student Employees
Academic Year 2020-21 (effective August 24, 2020)
Federal Work-Study Program 2020-21 dates are August 24, 2020-May 16, 2021
Sitting positions (Grade AA): $9.35 (no hours progression)
|241- 480 hours||11.30||11.40||11.50||11.90||12.55||12.95||13.15|
|721 hours & up||11.60||11.75||11.95||12.50||13.00||13.35||
H: Manager $14.60 (no hours progression)
I: Coordinator or Instructor $14.80 (no hours progression)
J: Individually approved for payment by the Undergraduate Financial Aid and Student Employment Office. Any employment of students at rates over $14.80 (rate J) an hour must be coordinated with our office.
Hour Limitations and Overtime
US Citizens/Permanent Residents:
US citizens and permanent residents have no weekly employment limit. However, overtime accrues once 40 hours of work are exceeded in a week. For students with multiple jobs, the overtime threshold is cumulative between all jobs. Overtime wages are paid at 150% of the standard rate.
International students are limited to 20 hours of work per week during term time. International students may work up to 40 hours per week during breaks in the academic calendar (fall break, intersession, spring break and summer vacation).
Students are paid according to the Biweekly Payroll Schedule found here.
Wage Classification System
All student jobs allow for payment on an hourly basis, with rates of pay determined according to two criteria—the job classification and the length of time the student has worked in that job or a related field. Job classifications and sample job categories are listed below.
Classification AA positions (sitting positions) must remain at their work site during their hours of employment for the purpose of information and security, performing tasks for about 50 percent of the time.
Classification A positions require no special skills or prior experience.
Classification B positions require limited skills and/or experience.
Classification C positions usually require at least one year of experience in the department or related work area.
Classification D positions normally require one or more years of experience or related course work. Jobs entailing extensive physical exertion, adverse working conditions or the need for special skills are also included in this classification.
Classification E positions usually require from two to three years of experience or related course work and have a higher level of responsibility.
Classification F and G positions are determined by experience and proficiency in the necessary area. These positions typically require three or more years of experience or related course work.
Classification H and I positions require two or more years of experience or related course work and/or special skills along with proficiency in a particular area. These positions may include peer supervision.
Classification J positions require either a high level of expertise or responsibility, and there is no assigned rate. Rates are individually approved through Student Employment for payment.