University of California, Berkeley

Compensation: Student Assistant Rates

Effective July 1, 2014, the minimum salary rate for the Berkeley campus Student Assistant I (4922U: PSS) position will be moved from $8.00/hour to $9.00/hour.  This change is due to the new California minimum wage requirement of $9.00/hour as of July 1, 2014.

Student Assistant positions are created and reserved only for registered UCB students. The positions are slotted into one of four levels within the Student Assistant I – IV job series (4919 – 4922).

Setting salaries within the broad student assistant salary range should be based upon the salary (hourly rate) one would typically pay a staff employee to perform the same function, perhaps discounted slightly in acknowledgment that students (1) are not at UCB primarily to earn a living, but are here for the primary purpose of being a student, and (2) are generally not held to the same level of performance and/or accountability as career or limited term employees.

Starting salaries are typically set between the salary range minimum and the 1st quartile of the salary range. One may consider adjusting a student employee’s salary after one year. Please note that the Berkeley campus living wage does not apply to student assistant positions because their primary relationship at the University is as a student and not as an employee.

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Assistant I (4922)

TITLE AND SALARY RANGE TITLE (CODE)
Assistant I (4922), $9.00 - $12.00 Assistant I (4922)
  Assistant Illustrator (6114)
  Assistant Key Entry Operator (4774)
  Clerk (4673)
  Driver (8483)
  Events Specialist 2 (6291)
  Facilities Mgt Specialist 2 (5194)
  Food Service Worker (5652)
  Laboratory Helper (9606)
  Museum Preparator (9634)
  Parking Assistant (5335)
  Stage Helper (6344)

Assistant II (4921)

TITLE AND SALARY RANGE TITLE (CODE)
Assistant II (4921), $10.00 - $15.00 (__) Assistant I (4724)
  Assistant Scene Technician (6334)
  Assistant Storekeeper (5065)
  Bibliographer (6733)
  Bibliographer II (6721)
  Coder (4962)
  Delivery Worker (5066)
  Engineering Aid (7163)
  Facilities Mgt Specialist 3 (5195)
  Farm Laborer (8543)
  Groundskeeper (8133 )
  Key Entry Operator (4773)
  Laboratory Assistant I (9605)
  Laboratory Assistant II (9603)
  Library Assistant I (6762)
  Library Assistant II (6761)
  Parking Representative (5334)
  Projectionist (6203)
  Rec Program Leader 2 (4133)
  Security Guard (5327)
  Senior Clerk/Secretary (4672)
  Senior Coder (4961)
  Senior Custodian (5116)
  Senior Food Service Worker (5651)
  Senior Linguistic Interpreter (6652)
  Senior Museum Preparator (9633)
  Senior Survey Worker (7232)
  Sports Assistant (4021)
  Survey Worker (7233)
  Translator-Nontechnical (6693)

Assistant III (4920)

TITLE AND SALARY RANGE TITLE (CODE)
Assistant III (4920), $12.50 - $20.00 (__) Assistant II (4723 )
  Assistant Editor (7685)
  Assistant Writer (7705)
  Building Maintenance Worker (8213)
  Child Development Center Teacher I (4107)
  Computer Operator (4813)
  Computer Resource Specialist I (4805)
  Laboratory Assistant III (9602)
  Library Assistant III (6760)
  Musician 2 (6136)
  Policy/Project Analyst 1 (7396)
  Principal Engineering Aid (7161)
  Public Ed Specialist 1 (4166)
  Resident Advisor 2 (4570)
  Scene Technician (6333)
  Senior Auto Equipment Operator (8486)
  Senior Computer Operator (4812)
  Senior Engineering Aid (7162)
  Staff Research Associate I (9613)

Assistant IV (4919)

TITLE AND SALARY RANGE TITLE (CODE)
Assistant IV (4919), $16.00 - $35.00 (__) Assistant III (4722)
  Admin Officer 2 (7376)
  Business Tech Support Sup 1 (7560)
  Computer Resource Specialist II (4804)
  Info Syst Analyst 1 (7307)
  Info Syst Analyst 2 (7308)
  R/D Engineer 2 (7119)
  Research Data Analyst 2 (6256)
  Principal EH&S Technician (7141)
  Principal Illustrator (6111)
  Senior Projectionist (6202)
  Staff Research Associate II (9612)
  Student Life and Dev Spec 1 (4562)