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.

FWSP Wage Rates:
 

When determining federal work study wage rates, there are several factors that should be considered. At minimum, students must be paid the greater of either the federal or state minimum wage rate, currently $11/hour. As a yardstick, we researched our jobs database and found the average wage rate is $14/hour. We do suggest taking a thoughtful approach and have provided, below, some other factors to keep in mind when setting your rate:

· The skills needed to perform the job;

· How much persons with those skills are paid in the area for doing the same type of job;

· Rates you would normally pay students who do not have FWSP
 

  • 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