AS Pay Scale

Last academic year, the Associated Students Senate demanded a “minimum living wage” and proposed a new minimum pay rate at $15.00 per hour for all AS hourly student employees. While UCSB wages are typically governed at a minimum by Federal Law, the campus is obligated to adhere to the California Minimum wage. However, it has been a priority for Associated Students staff and the Executive Director to provide a pay rate above the California minimum wage.

Student Salaries Pay Scale July2019

AS Student Staff job descriptions are classified within one of the three pay levels based on the following criteria:

  • Degree of supervision required
  • Experience/Skills required before hiring
  • Type of responsibilities (shared vs unshared, special challenges…)

Degree of Supervision

Level 1 Not always full supervision but standardized duties and routine.
Supervisor (or Student Coordinator) is generally available to answer questions or solve unusual problem as needed.
Regularly no decisions without consulting supervisor.
Level 2 Major duties working alone or without direct supervision. Occasionally, make decisions but supervisor should be notified.
No decision about money without consulting supervisor.
 Level 3 Major duties require working with minimal supervision and position allows for a great deal of independent decision-making
Supervisor role for other student staff.
No decision about money without consulting supervisor.

Experience/Skills Before Hiring

Level 1 No prior or limited experience. Fairly common skills.
Good oral/written communication.
Positive attitude and willingness to learn new skills.
Level 2 Moderate skills and experience in specific areas preferable, significant skill and experience in areas not required but beneficial to position (customer service, computer software/hardware, translator, etc.)
 Level 3 Significant skill and experience in specific areas essential to position, required skills and experience uncommon in typical college student population (Prior management/supervision experience, problem solving ability, understanding of AS/Campus resources and policies) 

Type of Responsibilities

Level 1 Fairly straightforward and often shared by multiple students so that one can generally cover another’s absence.
Occasionally (<50%) more complex or challenging responsibilities (handling confidential information, long or late hours, physically strenuous…)
 Level 2 More than 50% of the responsibilities are complex and specialized. Duties assigned to one to a few students.
Specific and/or extended training required at or soon after start of position. Ongoing training and skill building throughout employment period
Level 3 Responsibilities complex and specialized. Critical role for department. Responsible for training new student staff. Supervisor role for other student staff.
Specific and/or extended training required at or soon after start of position. Ongoing training and skill building throughout employment period. Student must be able to apply general training principles to unexpected situations (leadership skills)
One to very few students to fill the role.