Financial Aid
Student Employment

Pay Rates

  • Student pay rates are established annually by the Vice President for Finance and Administration.  Any changes to student pay rates are effective as of July 1st each year when the Payroll Office automatically updates the rates for all students. 

    The pay rates for 2013-14, effective July 1, 2013 are:

    Level 1 (LV1)

    $9.70 per hour for 2013-14 

    The majority of positions on campus fall into this category.  Duties assigned to these positions are of a routine, general nature. Examples of Level 1 positions include:  data entry, office assistant, information/front desk assistant, operator, etc.

    Level 2 (LV2)

    $10.85 per hour for 2013-14

    Level 2 positions have duties that are technical and complex, involving a high degree of responsibility and judgment.  To be hired for these, an applicant must possess advanced qualifications.  Advanced qualifications are defined as the following:

    • The applicant is required to possess a certification from an outside agency required to perform the duties of the position, or
    • The applicant must demonstrate proficiency through completing a test of series of tests, or
    • The applicant must have a minimum of six months of experience in either the department publicizing the position or six months demonstrated experience in a comparable environment, or
    • The position requires the incumbent to operate with a high level of autonomy or self-direction; the employee is given substantial responsibility and is expected to exercise a significant amount of judgment,  or
    • The applicant must have completed a particular course level or class and has demonstrated a particular proficiency.

    Examples of Level 2 positions include:  lab assistant, lab grader, web page designer, technical assistant, public relations/marketing assistant, accounting assistant, etc.

    Level 3 (LV3)

    $11.90 per hour for 2013-14

    To be hired for Level 3 positions, an applicant must possess a baccalaureate degree and the position must be classified as a graduate position.

    Level 4 (LV4)

    $21.67 per hour for 2013-14

    Level 4 positions perform paraprofessional work that requires background attained in a bachelor’s degree program and specialized knowledge acquired through academic preparation. Essential duties may be complex and require the student to use problem-solving and decision-making skills or to apply subject matter expertise. Duties are intended to provide practical experience and application of theory and methods described in, and augment, the student’s master’s degree program. 

    This pay rate is approved only for qualifying positions for students in the following graduate programs: Master of Arts/Student Development Administration, Master of Nursing, Master of Sports Administration and Leadership, and Master of Software Engineering.