Student Wage Scale

2019 Student Wage Scale

(effective January 1st 2019)


1st Year (Base)

2nd Year

3rd Year

4th Year

Level A - General





Level B - Skilled





Level C - Specialist  





* This wage scale does not apply to Summer Research Assistants that are approved by the Undergraduate Research Office.*

The wage scale is set by the following criteria (see Wage Level Definitions for further details):

  • Level of skills required, including special skills
  • Level of experience/training required
  • Level of independent work, confidentiality and peer supervision
  • Level of mental activity
  • Level of accountability

Any position that clearly requires a higher pay rate outside of the set levels because of experience and levels of technical expertise required will be managed through Student Employment on a case-by-case basis.

Annual Raise Increase

A student can progress within a level by returning to the same position the following academic year.  A student must have worked a minimum of 25 hours during a previous academic year in the same position to receive the increase indicated on the wage scale.

The increase is not contingent upon Student Evaluations.  However, if a student qualifies and a supervisor wishes to deny the annual increase, the supervisor must provide the student clear written feedback as an explanation for the denial.  The written feedback must also be shared with the Student Employment Office.

Temporary Pay Card Wages

Hourly Rate can not be less than the Level A base rate

Van Drivers- Level B on the Student Wage Scale

Crowd Managers-  Level C on the Student Wage Scale

Photographer- Determined by the supervisor using the Student Wage Scale

Videographer-  Determined by the supervisor using the Student Wage Scale

DJ/Musicians- $25 per hour( per musician)