Research Pay Structure

Effective January 1, 2020
(Updated for FLSA Regulations)

Salary Grade

Job Title Minimum Mid-Point Maximum
RS S07 Research Scientist $50,000 or level determined by sponsor NA NA
RS S06 Research Engineer $44,000 or level determined by sponsor NA NA
RS S05
RS H06
Postdoctoral Researcher
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
$37,368 or level determined by sponsor NA NA
RS S04
RS H07
Research Associate 2
*Research Associate 2 (Hourly)
$44,000
$21.15
$61,912
$29.77
$79,825
$38.38
RS S03
RS H06
Research Associate 1
*Research Associate 1 (Hourly)
$35,568
$16.83
$49,173
$23.51
$62,778
$30.18
RS S02
RS H05
Research Assistant 2
*Research Assistant 2 (Hourly)
See below Note 2
$14.90
$42,936
$20.64
$54,873
$26.38
RS S01
RS H04
Research Assistant 1
*Research Assistant 1 (Hourly)
See below Note 2
$12.98
$36,984
$17.78
$46,968
$22.58
RS H03 Research Laboratory Technician (Hourly) $12.36/hr $16.22/hr $20.08/hr
RS H02 Research Technician (Hourly) $10.81/hr $14.16/hr $17.51/hr
RS H01 Research Apprentice/Aid (Hourly) $8.70/hr $10.93/hr $13.15/hr

Notes:

1.  The annual values listed represent salaries for full-time (100%) 12-month positions based on 2080 hours per year.

2.  Any employee earning less than $35,568 on an annual basis (or $684 per week) will be classified as an hourly employee under the regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

For example: An employee earning $30,000 for a 75% full-time equivalent (FTE) effort, will be classified as an hourly employee under FLSA, even though the employee's annualized 100% FTE would be $40,000.