Pay Rates & Job Descriptions

The rate of pay for each job is determined by the specific responsibilities of the job. At the University of Richmond, we have a two-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 for each job by using the 2 job descriptions provided by the Office of Financial Aid as a guide.

Effective August 21st, 2022, the minimum wage for student employees is $12.00 per hour.

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 student's pay rate provided it is inside the set wage range.

Pay Rates and Job Responsibilities


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

  • Level I $12.00 - $14.00 /hour

    Skills and knowledge that can be learned on the job, some independent decision-making in areas with low-to-moderate accountability, moderate level of responsibility and judgment for a variety of tasks, and tasks may be manual and/or repetitive in nature. Sound judgment in supervisor’s absence, and general instruction from a supervisor with little follow-up required. Level l

  • Level II $13.00 - $15.00 /hour

    Skills beyond those typically expected of an undergraduate student, independent problem-solving to complete tasks with high accountability, initiative and decision-making in planning and prioritizing work load of self and other student employees, strong analytical abilities, demonstrated leadership abilities, minimal supervision on routine tasks, and some follow-up on highly complex tasks. May require highly specialized skills with no additional training needed or may involve some supervisory duties. Level ll