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Wage guide

Suggested starting HOURLY pay rates for MIT student workers

 

Operational

Administrative

Technical

Housing:   Messenger $9.50 General $9.50
 – Desk $10.35 Clerical $9.65 Lab aide $9.80
 – Housekeeping $10.90 Typist $10.25 Technician $10.55
Library:   Staff assistant $10.25 Research aide $10.55
 – Student assistant $10.25     Project supervisor $10.75
        UROP $9.75

Computer

Miscellaneous    
Data entry $10.15 Bartender $12.50  
Programming $13.00 Tutor $13.00    
Data analysis $12.00 Lifeguard $10.90    
Web design $19.50 Photographer $12.00    
    Drafting $12.00    
           

Actual advertised hourly rates for 2011-2012

(includes both on-campus and off-campus positions)

Job type

Lowest

Average

Median

Highest

Camp work $8.33 $18.11 $15.00 $30.00
Carpentry and painting $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00
Child care $8.00 $14.14 $15.00 $20.00
Cleaning $9.00 $12.33 $13.00 $15.00
Communications $10.00 $14.53 $13.45 $30.00
Community service $8.00 $13.99 $13.69 $35.00
Consulting $10.00 $17.63 $15.00 $40.00
Data input $8.00 $13.68 $12.00 $25.00
Driving $11.00 $15.50 $15.50 $20.00
Engineering/design $8.00 $18.63 $13.50 $50.00
Food service $8.00 $11.00 $11.00 $15.00
Human subject/test participant $10.00 $24.81 $25.00 $50.00
Lab work (non-UROP) $9.25 $10.72 $10.00 $20.00
Library $10.00 $10.43 $10.25 $11.50
Manual labor $10.00 $19.67 $13.50 $50.00
Marketing and sales $9.00 $11.44 $10.00 $16.00
Miscellaneous $10.00 $15.94 $12.00 $75.00
Moving $15.00 $17.50 $17.50 $20.00
Office $9.50 $11.95 $11.00 $20.00
Personal care $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00
Photography $10.00 $10.65 $10.65 $11.30
Postering $10.00 $10.86 $10.00 $15.00
Programming $9.00 $19.84 $17.00 $60.00
Public Policy/Political Work $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00
Research $9.00 $14.38 $13.84 $30.00
Swimming $11.50 $12.00 $12.00 $12.50
Teaching and tutoring $9.00 $23.61 $20.00 $60.00
Technical support $8.00 $18.56 $15.00 $35.00
Translations $9.00 $12.42 $10.25 $20.00
Web design $9.00 $20.40 $20.00 $75.00
Writing $9.00 $17.44 $15.00 $30.00
 
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