Guide to Student Pay Rates

  • On-campus student pay rates are based on the duties, expectations, and qualifications of the position.
  • The pay levels listed below have been established to provide equitable pay rates across all university departments.
  • Questions: Contact the Student Employment Specialist, Mary Ruce at Mary.Ruce@stthomas.edu

Note:

Starting July 25, 2016, the minimum wage will increase to $9.50 per hour.

(The pay structure will be updated Fall 2016 to account for this increase.)

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Student Pay Rates for Regular (R) and Technical (T) Positions

Technical positions build upon the requirements and descriptions of duties listed for Regular positions within the same level.                                                   

LEVEL 1

Regular (R1) - $9.00

  • Duties are of a generally routine and simple nature.
  • Requires little or no experience.
  • Close supervision.

Technical (T1) - $9.00

  • Assists with technical related questions.
  • Requires basic knowledge of PCs and operating systems.

LEVEL 2

Regular (R2) - $9.25

  • Duties are routine.
  • Involves a reasonable degree of responsibility and judgement.
  • Direct supervision.

Technical (T2) - $9.50

  • Completes technical, laboratory, or research tasks of a basic level.
  • Requires specific technical, laboratory, or research knowledge or skill and/or equivalent experience or training.
  • Requires ability to problem solve and attention to detail.

LEVEL 3

Regular (R3) - $9.50

  • Duties are semi-routine
  • Involves a moderate degree of responsibility and judgement.
  • Some direct supervision.

Technical (T3) - $10.00

  • Completes technical, laboratory, or research tasks of a moderate level.
  • Requires higher level of problem solving ability and attention to detail.

LEVEL 4

Regular (R4) - $9.75

  • Duties are varied and semi-complex
  • Involves a substantial degree of responsibility and judgement.
  • Requires specific knowledge or skill and/or equivalent experience or training.
  • Indirect supervision.

Technical (T4) - $10.50

  • Completes technical, laboratory, or research tasks of a semi-complex level.
  • Requires solid troubleshooting skills and experience handling common network and software problems.

LEVEL 5 - UNDERGRADUATES CANNOT EXCEED THIS LEVEL.

Regular (R5) - $10.00-$13.50

  • Duties are varied and complex.
  • Involves a high degree of responsibility and judgement.
  • Requires a significant amount of specialized training.
  • Independent work, highly skilled.
  • Student is hired as a content expert
  • Minimal supervision.

Technical (T5) - $11.00-$15.00

  • Completes technical, laboratory, or research tasks of a complex level.
  • Extensive knowledge of technology, laboratory equipment and procedures, or databases.
  • Experience handling network, software and hardware problems, conducting extensive research, or conducting detailed data analysis.
  • Provide course assistance and consulting.

LEVEL 6 - RESERVED FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS.

Graduate (GI) - $11.50-$18.00

  • Student must be admitted for graduate work at the University of St. Thomas.
  • Performs the more complex specialist work as described in level five above.
  • Requires significant work experience in the specialty area in which they are working.
  • May represent the University beyond campus.

Student Pay Rates - Law Student Positions

Law School pay rates are industry specific and based on degrees of skills, responsibility, and experience.

Year 1&2 (L1) - $11.00

Year 3 (L2) - $14.00