Rate Schedule - Coastal Carolina University
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Rate Structure for Student Assistants

Undergraduate Student Employees
The customary hiring rate for new undergraduate student employees will be $8.25 per hour. Additionally, the incremental structure to increase the hourly rate of undergraduate student employees will no longer be used. The pay rate for new student employees will remain the same over time, unless the prevailing federal minimum wage increases.

  1. positions that require certification or specialized areas ($15.00/hour limit with evidence of certification/specialization (approved by appropriate President's Council VP),
  2. tutors with advanced training in specified courses (approved by appropriate President's Council VP), and
  3. technical or research work performed on an external grant (up to $15.00/hour limit with evidence the rate was written into the approved grant).

Existing undergraduate student employees may be rehired at the same pay rate the student has/had in the previous semester, provided the undergraduate student employee will hold the same (or comparable) role in the current semester. The incremental structure to increase the hourly rate for undergraduate student assistants will no longer be used. The pay rates will be essentially "grandfathered in" and will not increase over time, assuming the student employee will hold the same or comparable roles. If a student accepts a different job on campus that is not comparable in scope, the student employee will be paid the $8.25 rate.

Graduate Student Employees (Excludes Graduate Assistantships processed through the Office of Graduate Studies)

New graduate student employees may be hired at an hourly rate of 11.00. The established pay rate will remain the same over time.

Existing graduate student employees may be rehired at the same pay rate the student has/had in the previous semester, provided the graduate student employee will hold the same (or comparable) role in the current semester. The pay rates will be essentially "grandfathered in" and will not increase over time, assuming the graduate student will hold the same or comparable role. If a student accepts a different job on campus that is not comparable in scope, the graduate student will be paid the appropriate rate of $11.00.

Requests for rate exceptions require evidence of certification, specialization, or advanced training in specified courses and/or external grant funding awards. Pay rate exceptions, excluding external grant rates, should be initiated by the supervisor or department head and approved by the appropriate President's Council Vice President and the Vice President of Human Resources (or designee).