Classification and Compensation (Job Descriptions and Rate of Pay)
The University of West Georgia uses three student assistant levels for all student
employees. The general job descriptions for each of these levels are described below.
The pay rates for each job category are determined by the knowledge, training, skills,
and level of responsibility and risk assigned to that category. We recommend that
departments use these as guides to write job descriptions that are specific to your
department. Human Resources and the Student Employment Office will evaluate student
positions based on the original position description submitted by a supervisor.
General Pay Plan
The Student Employee Pay Plan consist of pay grades which provides a means for the University of group comparable positions together into common ranges of pay based on job scope, complexity, and other factors. The salaries for similar positions should fall within a designated range. The ranges overlap, but each range specifies three guide points: A Minimum (all individuals would expect to make at least this pay level) A Midpoint (the middle amount between the minimum and maximum) A Maximum (the most someone would expect to make for a position in a particular category)
Student Assistant Pay Range effective August 2015
|Student Assistant I||SA I||$7.25||$8.00||$8.50|
|Student Assistant II||SA II||$8.00||$9.00||$10.00|
|Student Assistant III||SA III||$9.00||$10.00||$11.00|
|Student Research Assistant||TBD||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Student Assistant I
Student Assistant II
Student Assistant III
Student Research Assistant
*$7.25 is the current Federal Minimum Wage
**The maximum hourly rate any student employee can receive is $11.00 per hour
You may also view the Guidelines for Student Employee Compensation (PDF) for additional information.
Student Employment Classification