The following descriptions serve as a guide for on-campus employers in determining an appropriate pay range for a part-time student employee position. Within each official title class, an employer may deem a working title (i.e. a Student Technician II may be a Web Designer). Although each title has a maximum and a minimum wage scale associated with it, employers may hire a student at a rate higher than the minimum. Employers should consider both experience and level of responsibility in determining a starting rate of pay.
Although paid through specific title codes, Federal Work Study and Texas College Work Study employees should be compensated with the same consideration as non-work study student employees.
A person with a few special skills and little or no previous training or work experience. A minimum amount of training is necessary to prepare the employee for work. The employee is generally well supervised and jobs are of a routine nature requiring little decision making.
Persons classified at this level require a moderate to high degree of mental activity and independent judgment in addition to extensive previous training and experience. The work performed involves decision making, responsibility for the safety of persons and property or supervision of other student employees and may be an essential function of departmental operations.
Persons classified at this level must have technical skills, knowledge of the job, or be in a training phase of a technical position, would need little to a moderate amount of supervision, and would occasionally be placed in a supervisory position. Since other student employee classifications require ordinary skills and abilities, the technician classification will be awarded sparingly.
Duties of student interns should be beyond those of typical student employee positions. Your position description should illustrate the level of duties and the required education and experience for the intern title. There should be specific goals listed for the student to achieve throughout the duration of his/her employment that are related to the student’s career path. The objective of hiring a student intern should be for the employer to have a skilled worker and for the intern to gain valuable experience directly tied to their field of interest. It may be necessary to work with academic advisors to allow the intern to earn academic credit for their experience.
For additional information or clarification, please contact the Student Employment Office at (979) 845-0686.