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Salaries

  • A 5% annual increase is recommended and should be applied to personnel salary projections for future budget years for all sponsors except NIH.
  • A 3% annual increase is recommended and should be applied to personnel salary projections for future budget years for NIH.
  • A 3% annual increase is recommended and should be applied to graduate assistant stipends for future budget years for all sponsors.

Graduate Assistants

A full time graduate assistant devotes one-half time to studies (approximately 20 hours per week) and one half-time to graduate assistant duties. During the summer, graduate assistants are put on special payroll and can work 40 hours per week. The summer stipend, below, utilizes the published rates and can be used as a tool for budgeting summer salary. The department sets the pay rates for summer employment. Refer to the Graduate School website for additional information regarding graduate assistants.  If applying for an individual fellowship or training grant from NIH, refer to the NRSA requirements for stipend, tuition, and institutional allowance.

Graduate Assistant Stipends
Estimates for Proposal Development Only

 

Calendar Year
50% (20 Hrs)
Academic Year
50% (20 Hrs)
Summer (40 Hrs)
1 Month
Summer (20 Hrs)
3 Months
Summer (40 Hrs)
3 Months
Bi-Weekly Pay
Periods
Stipends for Academic Year August 2016 – May 2017
LEVEL I $29,657 $22,243 $4,563 $7,414 $14,829 $1,140.66
LEVEL II $31,206 $23,405 $4,801 $7,802 $15,603 $1,200.23
LEVEL III $34,694 $26,021 $5,338 $8,674 $17,347 $1,334.38
Stipends for Academic Year August 2017 – May 2018 (3% projected increase)
LEVEL I $30,547 $22,910 $4,699 $7,637 $15,273 $1,174.87
LEVEL II $32,142 $24,107 $4,945 $8,036 $16,071 $1,236.23
LEVEL III $35,735 $26,801 $5,498 $8,934 $17,867 $1,374.42
Stipends for Academic Year August 2018 – May 2019 (3% projected increase)
LEVEL I $31,463 $23,597 $4,840 $7,866 $15,732 $1,210.12
LEVEL II $33,106 $24,830 $5,093 $8,277 $16,553 $1,273.32
LEVEL III $36,807 $27,605 $5,663 $9,202 $18,403 $1,415.65

Graduate Assistant Stipend Level Description:

      • LEVEL I – Graduate assistant with at least a baccalaureate degree.
      • LEVEL II – Experienced graduate assistant with at least the master’s degree or its equivalent in the field of graduate study. (Equivalency consists of 24 credits of appropriate course work beyond the baccalaureate, together with admission to a Ph.D. Program).
      • LEVEL III – For student with experience as graduate assistants who have at least the master’s degree or its equivalent and who have passed the general examination for the Ph.D.

† Please refer to the Payroll website for updated stipend information.

 

Post-Doctoral Stipends

      • Below are the current National Research Service Award (NRSA) Post Doctoral stipend levels that should be taken into consideration when preparing your proposal budget. These stipend levels must be used when applying to the NRSA for support. Stipend levels can also be found on the NIH website.
      • These rates are consistent with the standard level to qualify for exemption from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime requirements.
      • Use of the stipend level which is consistent with the intended postdoctoral years of experience is recommended for use with other support sources.
      • For more information, visit the Graduate School Post Doc Policies.

 

Years of Experience

Stipend

0

$47,484

1

$47,844

2

$48,216

3

$50,316

4

$52,140

5

$54,228

6

$56,400

7+

$58,560

 

Student Labor Pay Scale

Student Labor and Work-Study are paid based on an established pay scale determined by the Office of Student Employment. The rate of pay for a position is based on the skills and level of experience required for the position, regardless of whether earnings are paid through the work-study or student labor payrolls. The pay rate is determined by the hiring supervisor and is subject to approval by the student employment staff in the Office of Student Financial Aid Services.

 

Class

Requirement

Pay Rate

I

The position does not require a   specific degree of skill or prior work experience.

$10.10

II

The position requires a reasonable   degree of skill, prior experience and a fair amount of responsibility.

$10.25 – $11.45

III

The position requires a high   degree of skill and entails an extensive amount of responsibility.

$11.50 – $13.45

IV

The position requires advanced   skill, market/environmental demand, knowledge and/or training in a   scientific, academic or specialized study.

$13.50 – $28.80

NIH Salary Cap

Effective January 8, 2017, the NIH salary limitation for Executive Level 2 was increased to $187,000. For additional information, please refer to NIH Notice: NOT-OD-17-049.  Note this salary cap applies to all all DHHS agencies.