Getting Paid

Student Employment uses a job classification process to ensure that all student employees are paid equitably when working in similar positions. For this reason, all positions have a written job description.

Entering Your Hours

Students at Davidson enter their hours worked through Banner Self-Service and are paid on the 15th of each month. Students are expected to enter their hours at the end of each shift that they work and to submit their hours to their supervisor on the last day of the month. A late check fee is charged to the department for those students who fail to enter and submit hours in a timely fashion.

Instructions on how to log into Banner Self Service are provide below. In addition, your supervisor should show you how to enter your time on the first day of work.

Davidson students are paid based on the student pay scale listed below. Students are rewarded for staying in one job for multiple years; however students are not penalized financially for switching to a job more closely related to their studies or career goals.

Student Pay Scale

Level I Level II Level III Academic
First Year in job $7.50 $8.00 $8.50 $9.00
Second Year $8.00 $8.50 $9.00 $9.50
Third Year $8.50 $9.00 $9.50 $10.00
Fourth Year $9.00 $9.50 $10.00 $10.50

Level I

Level I jobs include all entry level jobs that do not require specific training or previous knowledge. General duties could include monitoring, copying, and filing. There is minimal variety in job responsibilities, operation of simple equipment, and regular supervision.

Level II

Level II jobs involve a higher level of responsibility with some previous training and a more in-depth knowledge of a specific field. The student may have previous experience or completed related coursework. General duties could include evening management, set-up or tear down of equipment for events, project work, knowledge of various software packages to complete assignments, and ability to perform a specific skill. There is minimal supervision and some independent work.

Level III

Level III jobs involve working independently with little direct supervision. Students in these positions usually have a higher level of technical and content expertise. They may oversee the work of other students and conduct analysis. General duties could include community service projects, web and computer technology projects. These jobs may require specific certifications or licenses. The work is mostly autonomous.


Academic level positions include work in academic departments, the Writing Center, the Speaking Center, the Economic Center etc., and include the positions of Tutor and Teaching Assistant. Academic positions require specific academic experience or skills, such as advanced knowledge of chemistry or biology or advanced skill in a foreign language.