The wage scale for student employees is based on a classification system with five grade levels. Pay must fall within the range stipulated and assigned on JobConnection. A student may be paid anywhere within the designated range, however it is suggested that students begin at the lower end of the range in order to allow for raises if a student continues with the same employer. Raises are given at the discretion of the supervisor or department. Raises are often determined by department employment budget.

Grade Level Wage Range
Level I $7.25  -  $8.25
Level II $7.30  -  $9.00
Level III $7.40  -  $9.80
Level IV $7.70  -  $12.00
Level V $8.20  -  $15.00

Grade level of pay is based on skill/responsibility of job, not year in school.

If you hire someone outside of the Wage Range assigned to a job you MUST complete an Excess Pay Request Form and submit it to the Office of Student Employment. The Payroll Authorization will not go to Payroll until this document is received, reviewed, and approved by the Office of Student Employment in cooperation with Human Resources. If you have an exception it needs to be approved first!