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 job position title, 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.
Federal Work Study and Texas College Work Study student employees should be compensated with the same consideration as regular 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.
Student Research Assistant
The Student Research Assistant job profile is reserved for student positions that support faculty research activities and assist with data collection under general supervision. This job profile should only be used for student worker position where at least 60% of the duties are research related. Duties may vary with each specific positions, but all require that university and lab specific training must be completed before a student may be allowed to work in the laboratory. Persons hired into these positions should have the ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. It is also expected that these students have demonstrated initiative and reliability.
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.
It is important to know that a student intern position is a short-term position, usually lasting one or two semesters. Please use one of our other position titles for a long-term position.
Visit the Jobs for Aggies Internships webpage
for additional information or clarification, or contact the Student Employment Office at (979)-845-0686.