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Undergraduate Program Salary Structure

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Undergraduate salary determination process

Salaries are evaluated from students' current transcripts based on college academic progression and hours completed in a degree program.

Professional Salary Structure

YearsDescriptionAnnualHourly
HS +0 HS Grad & Acceptance to College $23,400 $11.25
HS +1 Completion of first academic year and a minimum of 24 semester hours $26,520 $12.75

HS +2

Completion of second academic year and a minimum of 48 semester hours (salary cap for students pursuing an Associate's Degree)

$30,160

$14.50

HS +3 Completion of third academic year and a minimum of 72 semester hours (15 hours must be upper-division coursework) $32,760 $15.75
HS +4 Completion of fourth academic year and a minimum of 96 semester hours $35,880 $17.25
Post Baccalaureate Bachelor’s Degree Awarded (limited to 1-year appointment) $40,040 $19.25

Scientist/Researcher Salary Structure

YearsDescriptionAnnualHourly
HS +0 HS Grad & Acceptance to College $23,400 $11.25
HS +1 Completion of first academic year and a minimum of 24 semester hours $26,520 $12.75
HS +2 Completion of second academic year and minimum of 48 semester hours (salary cap for students pursuing an Associate's Degree) $30,680 $14.75
HS +3 Completion of third academic year and minimum of 72 semester hours (15 hours must be upper-division coursework) $34,990 $16.82
HS +4 Completion of fourth academic year and minimum of 96 semester hours $41,770 $20.08
Post Baccalaureate Bachelor’s Degree Awarded (limited to 1-year appointment) $45,760 $22.00

* Credit hours must be from student's degree program.

Salary increases

Salaries are based on a student's level of education. Students receive a salary increase when

  • salary structure has been revised and/or
  • documented completion of additional hours within the student's degree program enables the student to move to the next salary level
    or
  • documented completion of a degree

Salary increase effective dates

Salary increases will be effective after approvals have been obtained and posted to payroll.


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