Wage Rates

Effective January 1, 2020

Determining Wages

It is up to the employing department to determine a pay rate that falls within the appropriate range; however, it is usually best to start at the lower end leaving room for pay increases when warranted.

The Student Employment office must approve any exception to the above pay rates. The request for an exception must be submitted in writing to the Student Employment manager. The request should include the requested pay rate and the justification for the higher rate of pay such as special skills and experience required.

Level I

Job Duties Required Experience Skill Level Supervision
General routine work involving simple to moderate levels of difficulty Little or no previous education/experience necessary

Requires training in routine procedures

Few or no special skills necessary Closely supervised

Uses Little independent judgment or initiative

No supervision of other student employees


Desk Service Assistant Customer service representatives will be responsible for the overall operations involved with working the residence hall front desk. Staff will assist residents, answer phones, perform functions with night security, check out desk equipment and computer keys, and assist the hall director and desk manager as needed. Various clerical duties will also be performed including opening mail, answering the telephone, etc.

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Level II

Job Duties Required Experience Skill Level Supervision
Performs moderately difficult tasks

Works within general guidelines including written or verbal

Moderate level of related education/work experience required (minimum one semester) Related Skills

Knowledge and skills to perform independently with limited training

Limited supervision

Uses independent judgment and initiative

No supervisory duties


Maintenance Students must have prior maintenance experience that provides familiarity with processes and procedures for project startup, continuation, and completion. Applicants should have prior experience with hand tools, power tools and equipment and should be able to work independently to complete projects on time and with provided resources. Students will also assist maintenance personnel with painting, getting materials, taping, and with the completion of work orders and other duties as they are assigned.

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Level III

Job Duties Required Experience Skill Level Supervision
Performs tasks involving a high level of difficulty and complexity

Duties which may be technical in nature

Must demonstrate good independent judgment and decision making ability

High level of previous experience required (minimum of two semesters or equivalent) High level of related skills

Possesses knowledge and abilities to perform duties with little/no training

Prioritizes and performs multiple tasks with attention to detail

Performs independently with minimal supervision

Exercises independent judgment and initiative

May require supervisory duties over some student employees


Child Caretaker Students must assist teachers in the normal daily activities at Tot’s Place. Duties will include assisting with meal times, diaper changing, projects, activities, outdoor play, and classroom maintenance. Additional duties include supervising small groups of children with or without a supervising teacher present and taking on management responsibility associated with the classroom including lesson planning, supervision of children, supervision of university student employees, and parent communication.

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Level IV

Job Duties Required Experience Skill Level Supervision
Perform highly skilled duties with considerable internal/external contacts

Must exercise independent judgment and perform self decided tasks
Responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing assigned projects

Personal accountability similar to faculty/staff or administrative positions

Substantial previous work or educational experience

Typically an undergraduate with exceptional skill or experience in a particular field

Skilled and knowledgeable in all required duties

Performs duties independently with minimal job training

Prioritizes and performs multiple tasks with great attention to detail

Performs independently with minimal supervision

Exercises independent judgment and initiative

May require supervision, training, and evaluation or other student employees

Instruction and evaluation of student progress may be involved


Database Programmer Applicants must create queries and design databases. The job may also require work with programs such as SIS/Banner architecture, Web development/HTML experience-Flash, Cold Fusion, ASP, dBase, SQL, or similar. Experience with Microsoft Office products, particularly Access and Excel is a plus.

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