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Student Employment Pay Rates

Student employee pay rates are determined by the Level of the position and the Step of a given student employee. Student employee positions are categorized by level of skills required: Level 1 - the position requires basic skills, Level 2 - the position requires some specialized skills, Level 3 - the position requires the most specialized skills and involves the most difficult duties.  For information regarding the America Reads Tutoring Program visit


Effective as of July 1, 2010.

Step Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 America Reads Tutoring Program
1 $8.25/hr $8.40/hr $8.60/hr $10.00/hr
2 $8.40/hr $8.60/hr $8.90/hr
3 $8.60/hr $8.90/hr    
4 $8.90/hr      


Salary Step Increments
Salary step increments will be awarded twice per year. Effective dates will be the first day of the pay period which begins subsequent to January 1 and July 1.  A step increase will be awarded provided that the student employee has worked nine pay periods during the previous six months.


Salary Step for Additional Assignments
If a student employee is already working in another office, his or her current step carries over to the additional assignment. This is in keeping with Oakton's other employment practices.


What Every Student Employee Needs to Know about FICA.

Photograph of Career Services Sign

Des Plaines campus
Career Services
Room 1740
1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016

Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

* The College is closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the summer (late May through mid-August.)

Skokie campus
Enrollment Center
Room A100
7701 N. Lincoln Ave.
Skokie, Illinois 60077

By Appointment