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Pay Rates

The rate of pay for each job is determined by the specific responsibilities of the job. At the University of Richmond, we have a four-tier wage rate structure. It is the department’s responsibility to have all job descriptions on file and determine what the correct pay level is of each job by using the 4 job descriptions provided by the Financial Aid Office as a guide.

Each job description level has a set wage range listed below. The wage rate for all student jobs must fall within the wage range for that level. Supervisors may submit a wage rate change EPAF in order to make changes to the students pay rate provided it is inside the set wage range.

Pay Rates and Job Responsibilities

Grade Level 1 $8.00 - $9.50/hour: Performs tasks utilizing skills and knowledge that can be learned on the job. Specific tasks will vary depending on departmental position. Candidate will need independent decision-making skills regarding basic matters and knowing when to refer to a higher authority. 

Grade Level 2 $8.80 - $10.50/hour: Duties are moderately complex and some experience is required. Specific tasks will vary depending on departmental position. High volumes of work should be expected in regard to interaction with customers and work output. Strong need for employee to work independently. Sound judgment is necessary for dealing with subjective and sensitive information, especially when supervisor is not present. Independent decision-making and accountability required. 

Grade Level 3 $9.30 – $11.30/hour: May exercise supervision and/or training of other student workers. Responsible for highly complex tasks. May need specialized certification and/or training. Independent problem-solving and critical thinking abilities are necessary to perform duties. Strong initiative and decision-making abilities required in planning and prioritizing personal workload and the work of other student employees. Work with minimal supervision while providing leadership and management of projects and/or other student workers is expected. 

Grade Level 4 $11.05 – $13.50/hour: This position performs tasks and job responsibilities that are at a level equivalent to a University staff member. Specialized skills are required to perform highly complex tasks such as advanced programming and complex office tasks. High accountability from management and public is experienced. Employee may supervise a number of other students in all areas from hiring, training, performance evaluation, and in some cases, termination. 

If you have any questions about the pay rate for a job, please contact us.