Get Paid

Student employees are paid every other week by a deposit made directly to their bank account. Your hiring manager will train you on how to use the Human Resource System (HRS) to load and verify your work hours. Work with your hiring manager to ensure that this information is accurate

Wage Scale

The hourly wage for student employees ranges from $7.25 per hour to $13.00 per hour. The hiring department will ensure that students are paid equitably for the same level of work. To ensure this is the case, departments will:

  • Develop and utilize job titles and description of duties for all student employees. The following General, Intermediate, and Specialized classification levels will serve as guides to hiring managers when establishing the classification level.
  • Determine a starting wage for all student positions. The department has the authority to establish the starting hourly wage within the range of pay for each classification level.
  • Develop a fair departmental policy on raises/pay increases and apply this policy in a consistent manner.


Starting Hourly Wage Range: $7.25 to $10.00 per hour

General Position Characteristics:

  • Minimum or no experience
  • Close supervision with assistance readily available
  • Limited independent decision making
  • Work is routine and not complex
  • Duties are performed independently after training
  • Responsibility is limited to task performance

Examples of General Positions:

  • Accounting Assistant/Clerk
  • Cashier/Clerk
  • Clerical Assistant
  • Library or Lab Assistant


Starting Hourly Wage Range: $9.00 to $12.00 per hour

Intermediate Position Characteristics:

  • Relevant job related skills or training and/or prior experience necessary
  • Some independent judgement and initiative within limits
  • Supervisory responsibilities for limited activities
  • Work of moderate difficulty and complexity requiring exercise of discretion
  • Less procedural in nature of the total operation and application of specialized knowledge

Examples of Intermediate Positions:

  • Graphic Artist/Illustrator
  • Research Assistant
  • Administrative or Clerical Assistant
  • IT User Support Assistant
  • Web Development
  • Groundkeeper/Gardening


Starting Hourly Wage Range: $11.00 to $13.00 per hour

Specialized Position Characteristics:

  • Advanced level of skills, training, and/or job related experience
  • Receives only general supervision
  • Involves supervisory responsibilities for large or complex activities
  • Considerable problem solving and decision making
  • Significant consequence for error
  • Responsible for specialized activity or whole operation
  • May develop or recommend operating policy procedures

Examples of Specialized Positions:

  • Computer Programmer
  • Network Administration Assistant
  • Program Manager
  • Lead Student Administrative Assistant
  • Faculty Assistant
  • Figure Model

Pay Periods

The following information outlines the pay periods for Fall 2013.

Pay Period Pay Date
Sep A 8/25/2013 - 9/7/2013 9/19/2013
Sep B 9/8/2013 - 9/21/2013 10/3/2013
Oct A 9/22/2013 - 10/5/2013 10/17/2013
Oct B 10/6/2013 - 10/19/2013 10/31/2013
Nov A 10/20/2013 - 11/2/2013 11/14/2013
Nov B 11/3/2013 - 11/16/2013 11/27/2013
Nov C 11/17/2013 - 11/30/2013 12/12/2013
Dec A 12/1/2013 - 12/14/2013 12/26/2013
Dec B 12/15/2013 - 12/28/2013 1/9/2014
Jan A 12/29/2013 - 1/11/2014 1/23/2014