The student classification and compensation system is designed to establish consistent hiring and pay practices for all student employees throughout the University. The student classification and compensation schedule listed below can also be found in the Knowledge Base. The student classification and compensation schedule is based on the current State of Nevada minimum wage and increases accordingly with the job duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of the wage range. Student salaries must be at a wage no less than the minimum required by law and may not exceed the maximum wage for a student worker. Student employees hired above the maximum wage for a student worker will need a justification memo from the department and approval from the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources.
The level and salary chosen for a student employment position should be based on job responsibilities, supervision needed, and level of expertise required for the job. For example, many positions on campus are clerical in nature and require basic office skills. Such positions would fall under the Student Worker I classification. Positions requiring additional experience, knowledge, or skills would be assigned to higher classifications. The examples listed in each job classification may serve as a guide. For assistance with determining the appropriate level and pay for a student employment position department, contact the Human Resource department at (775) 784-6082.
*Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) have a separate pay schedule that is sanctioned in the ASUN constitution and Fiscal Board Bylaws and approved by the Board of Regents.
Student Worker I
Wage Range: $8.25-$15.00
Duties at this level vary from routine and are simple in nature to slightly complex, requiring some basic decision-making. The employee will receive training or be given general instructions on how to perform the assigned duties of the position. Duties will be performed under supervision to ensure completeness and accuracy of tasks performed.
Examples of duties: filing, answering phones, shelving books, copying, washing laboratory glassware, stocking shelves, and other manual tasks involving light physical effort. Basic computer skills, reviewing documents for completeness, data entry, cashiering, posting, simple hardware/software maintenance under supervision, library research requiring students to summarize materials, and situations requiring similar judgment. Positions requiring manual skills and arduous physical work are included in this classification.
Student Worker II
Wage Range: $10.25-$18.00
Duties at this level fall into three areas or a combination of these areas:
Duties are somewhat to moderately complex, are varied and involve a degree of responsibility and judgment.
Duties are specialized or technical requiring exceptional and diversified skills.
Duties include training lower-level student worker positions and acting as a lead supervisor over other student workers.
Employee must take initiative regularly and must be able to provide information regarding unit procedures, rules, and regulations. The employee is given general instruction and will be expected to prioritize work, use initiative, and make decisions regarding work assignments. Employee must possess specific knowledge and skills to perform duties without detailed supervision.
Examples of duties: desktop publishing, routine hardware/software maintenance, editorial assistance, laboratory work involving research and testing, research work involving collection and interpretation of data, higher level administrative tasks, supervision, training, or overseeing a function or service area.
Student Worker III
Wage Range: $12.25-$25.00
Duties are specialized or technical requiring exceptional and diversified skills. Assignments involve: Analysis, independent judgment and knowledge of the principles, practices, and concepts of a professional field (e.g. accounting, management information systems, computer science, biology, etc.), advanced customer service or employee supervision.
Examples of duties: report compilation, highly technical programming, grant writing, database development, web development and highly technical laboratory or research work. Positions in this category normally involve work that is closely related to the student’s academic program.
The employer determines frequency and manner in which raises are made within the three student job classifications. Student employees should be evaluated on a regular basis, typically once a semester. If the evaluation is satisfactory, an hourly pay rate increase within the classification wage range might be appropriate. Request Compensation Change is used to implement an increase for a future date. Please allow time for approvals prior to the effective date. Typically an hourly wage increase will be $0.25 or $0.50 but not exceed more than $1.00 unless there are substantive changes to the job.