Student Employment Office

Student Employment Portal

Starting rate for Level 1 jobs will be $11.40 per hour and Level 2 rate will be $12.15.  The possible increase will remain at $0.20 per hour if the student worked the minimum 125 hours.  

2022 - 23 Academic Year and Summer Rates


Level 1

Level 2

0 years experience in the position

     $  11.40

     $  12.15

1 year experience and 125 work hours
in the position

     $  11.60

     $  12.35

2 years experience and 125 work hours
per year in the position

     $  11.80

     $  12.55

3 years experience and 125 work hours
per year in the position

     $  12.00


Effective May 15, 2017, there were changes to the student employment pay structure. The structure was created with input from many people including students, staff members, department heads, President Cassidy, and outside experts. The goal of this restructuring was to promote equity across campus and increasing pay for many students.

The new structure included the following changes:

  • Reduction of the number of levels from five levels to two levels. This puts most jobs at the same base level, which allows all students to start their employment at the same wage.
  • Increase in the number of pay rates within a level. This allows students to remain in a job for several years and receive a pay increase, even though responsibilities of the job have not changed substantially. 

Most jobs are a Level 1. Although the base rate may not increase each year, each individual student may qualify for an increase each subsequent year if they worked a minimum of 125 hours in the same position the prior year.

Level 2: Higher level of responsibility, previous training in the job, in-depth knowledge of a specific field, completed related coursework. Examples of level 2 jobs include: Undergraduate TAs, Research Assistants, Lifeguards, Student Managers.  Level 1: Students will perform basic to medium level tasks that may require some training, little experience, minimal variety in job responsibilities. Responsibilities may increase or vary with additional years of experience. The majority of student jobs are a level 1. 

Your opinion is important to us. We would not have been able to create these ranges without feedback from the Bryn Mawr College Community. Continuous feedback will be very valuable to us as we reevaluate these ranges in the future.

We welcome your feedback at any time.