Note: Effective July 1, 2020, the D.C. Minimum Wage will be $15.00 per hour. Minimum wage applies to most employees in the District of Columbia, with limited exceptions including tipped employees, some student workers, and other exempt occupations*. Based on this, the minimum wage for Gallaudet student workers will remain at $10.50 per hour. The entire student schedule may be revised periodically to assure compliance with minimum wage laws and to maintain market comparable pay rates.

Each level is based on the complexity of the job and the qualifications required. It is recommended that newly hired students start at Step 1 of a Level.  Pay increments by step can be given at the end of each semester/year based on the student’s job performance.

 Positions on Level A require little or no specialized training or experience. Tasks are generally the same, are guided by instruction and/or an established routine, and do not require significant problem solving. Examples: file clerk, office assistant, receptionist, accounting clerk, library assistant (processing and circulation), groundskeeper, postal/mail clerk, bus monitor, data entry clerk, classroom aide

 Positions on Level B require some related skill, training, and/or experience. Tasks are similar (but more complex than Level A), require some independent thinking and problem solving, and may involve the use of specialized equipment. Accountability, program impact, and/or the need for a high level of human relations skills may warrant a placement higher than Level A.  Examples: cashier, library assistant (reference), program assistant, secretary, receptionist (e.g., President’s or VP’s office)

 Positions on Level C require the application of knowledge gained through related coursework, specialized training, or experience, and usually require leadership capability. Tasks are more abstractly defined and require independent thinking, initiative, and problem solving. Accountability and impact are considerations. Examples: tutor, teaching assistant, lab assistant, shuttle bus driver, group leader, student advisor, resident advisor, tour guide, aerobics

 Positions on Level D require proficiency in and a thorough knowledge of a particular area acquired through coursework, training, or experience. Tasks are guided by general program goals and require analytical thinking, complex problem solving, independent action, and decision making. Accountability and impact are clearly important considerations. Little supervision is provided. Examples: job developer, program planner, peer health advocate, telecommunications technician, network technician, conference planner, judicial hearing coordinator, high-level program assistants

Positions on Level E require specific skills at a mastery level.  These skills include those noted in Level D but may require more highly responsible and complex professional/technical duties.  This level requires work at a graduate level in addition to the student being a graduate-level student. Examples: testing coordinator, program coordinator, webmaster


NOTE: Positions on Levels A – D can be filled by undergraduate and/or graduate students

Positions on Level E are for Graduate Students Only