New York State Minimum Wage is currently $9.70 per hour. There are three levels with different wages based on duties and responsibilities for undergraduates. There are two levels for graduate students.

Undergraduates:

  • Level I Hire Rate: $9.70
  • Level II Hire Rate: $9.90
  • Level III Hire Rate: $10.75

Graduates:

For advanced-level work for graduate students in Program, Technical, or Research Assistant positions.

  • Level IV Hire Range: $12.35–$17.50
  • Level V Hire Range: $17.00–$22.50

Job Classifications

Student employment job classifications (Level I–III) apply to all hourly undergraduate positions at the University per the Federal Work Study Program.

Student employment job classifications (Level IV–V) apply to hourly graduate positions.

The levels increase as the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) required for the position increase (e.g., decision making, authority, independence) and the qualifications of the job (e.g., education, specialized or technical knowledge, length of experience, and required certifications/licenses, training) change.

Supervisors must identify the job family, category, and level that seems most appropriate for the requested position.

The Student Employment Office will review the job description to determine the appropriate job family, skill level, and job code, and classification.


Job Families

All student employment positions are classified into one of the following job families:

  • Office Assistant
  • Program Assistant
  • Research Assistant
  • Service Assistant
  • Technical Assistant