2015-2016 Hourly Rates & Grade Levels

Pay rate information for Employers


Minimum Hourly Rate:

The minimum hourly rate for on-campus student jobs for the 2015-2016 fiscal year is $9.20.

Hourly Rate & Grade Level:

We seek to ensure fair compensation and labor practices for all students employed at Brown University. On-campus jobs are assigned a grade level and corresponding hourly rate by hiring departments. The hourly rate and grade level is based on the degree of responsibility and skills required for a job. For the 2015-2016 academic year, the Brown University student hourly rate range is as follows: 


 Hourly Rate Range  *


 9.20 to 10.45


 9.35 to 10.95


 9.60 to 11.45


 9.85 to 11.95


 10.10 to 12.45+

The grade level and associated hourly rate is based on the level of responsibility and skills required to perform the job. Calculation of the grade level is accomplished by utilizing the Grade Level Worksheet. This worksheet is completed on-line as part of the employer job posting process.

*(With the increase to the Rhole Island state minimum wage rate as of January 1, 2106, a new Grade Level Worksheet, with updated ranges, will be in effect.)


Timesheets:  Submitting and Approving Time

Students no longer submit timesheets to their department.  Rather, hours worked are entered by students directly into Workday on a weekly basis for approval by the supervisor via the Student Time Tracker system.

Payroll Calendar:

While hours must be submitted on a weekly basis, students are paid on a bi-weekly basis (every other Friday). Please consult the Payroll Office website for the bi-weekly payroll schedule,