Wage Ranges

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Massachusetts Minimum Wage

Massachusetts minimum wage increased to $11.00 per hour, effective January 1st, 2017. All employers should make sure that their payroll rates reflect this change.

For Employers: Setting Pay Rates

The University, in most cases, does not mandate specific wages for particular student jobs. Employers who do not participate in the Federal Work Study Program may use the FWSP undergraduate and graduate pay rates as a guideline.

2017-2018 FWSP rates:

  • Undergrad minimum: $11.00
  • Graduate minimum: $13.50

General Student Employment Starting Rates

The following averages are based on jobs posted on the SEO Jobs Database.  If you are not participating in FWSP, you can pay the student an amount competitive within your own department.

Job title

Undergrad

Graduates

Front Desk / Office Assistant

$12.50

$14.00

Teaching Assistant

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$13.50

Box Office Rep

$11.00

$11.00

Front Line Customer Service

$11.50

$11.75

IT/Computer Support

$12.50

$15.00

Tour Guide

$11.50

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Desk Monitor

$11.00

$11.50

Research Assistant

$13.50

$16.50

Research Study Participant

$12.50

$15.00

Student Coordinator

$12.00

$15.00

Student Manager

$13.00

$17.00

Translator

$15.00

$16.50

Tutor

$12.75

$15.50

Web Developer

$20.00

$25.00

Writer

$12.00

$15.00

Off-Campus Child care

$15.00

$15.00

Snow Removal

$18.00

$18.00

Elderly Assistance

$15.00

$15.00

Library position

$12.25

$13.50

Barista

$11.00

$11.00

Lab Assistant

$12.50

$14.00