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Student Employment

Student Positions & Pay Ranges

Pay Levels for Student Positions (effective Summer 2017)

The chart below is based on the Maine State Minimum wage of $9.00 effective 1/1/2017.

Pay Level I

$9.00

Pay Level II

$9.20

Pay Level III

$9.40

Pay Level IV

$10.50


Level I

These positions require no prerequisite skills. Work is performed under specific instruction and supervision, and becomes routine after the initial training period. The main responsibility is to be on duty in a department which provides on-call services to the university community. The employee is expected to use little independent judgment. Current active jobs in this level are:


Level II

These positions require the employee to perform complex tasks related to the daily operations and or recordkeeping of a department. Independent judgment and initiative are sometimes exercised, and work may involve coordinating with one or two other students. Current active jobs in this level are:

  • Administrative Aide
  • Audio Visual Supervisor
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Forestry Assistant
  • Greenhouse & Field Assistant
  • Instructor's Aide
  • IT Assistant
  • Laboratory Aide
  • Library Aide Supervisor
  • Library Aide to Technical Services
  • Web Assistant

Level III

These positions are intended to recognize those students who have gained a higher skill level and specific job knowledge as a result of prior work in a particular area. Employees in this level will be expected to frequently work with little or no direct supervision, exercise a higher level of productivity, initiative, independent judgment, responsibility and discretion than Level II. Current active jobs in this level are:

  • Administrative Aide
  • America Reads Coordinator (and Reading Tutor)
  • Forestry - GIS Technician
  • Instructor's Aide
  • Laboratory Aide

Level IV

These positions require a high skill level in their respective areas. Employees at this level must have the highest level of professionalism, time management, productivity, independent judgement and responsibility. Current active jobs in this level are: