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How Much Does a Student Employee Earn In The United States?

Average Yearly Salary
Updated December 31, 2020
$19,000
$15,000
$19,000
$23,000
Student employees in the United States make an average salary of $19,523 per year or $9.39 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $15,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $23,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Colorado provide the highest student employee salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Denver, CO
$25,917
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Where Student Employees Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where student employees earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Student Employees Earn In Different Cities?

While a student employee can average a salary of $19,523 per year, or $9.39 per hour, there are many opportunities for student employees to make more. For example, in Worcester, MA you might make $26,188 per year. Other high-paying locations include Denver, CO, Fairbanks, AK and Rancho Cordova, CA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Worcester, MA where the average starting salary is $16,000. The highest paying states for student employees include Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. Meanwhile, Alabama, South Carolina, and Georgia offer the lowest salaries.
City
Average Salary

Worcester, MA

Salary Range20k - 33k$26k$26,188

Denver, CO

Salary Range22k - 30k$26k$25,917

Fairbanks, AK

Salary Range25k - 26k$26k$25,702

Rancho Cordova, CA

Salary Range19k - 29k$24k$23,536

Lansing, MI

Salary Range17k - 25k$21k$20,931

Brownsville, TX

Salary Range16k - 24k$20k$19,964

Cedar Rapids, IA

Salary Range17k - 22k$20k$19,734

Pittsburgh, PA

Salary Range15k - 24k$20k$19,606

Pensacola, FL

Salary Range15k - 24k$19k$19,314

Little Rock, AR

Salary Range14k - 20k$17k$16,954
$13k
$33k

High Paying Student Employee Jobs

Which Companies Pay Student Employees The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like U.S. Steel and Tenet Healthcare as they offer the highest salaries for student employees.
Company
Average Salary
U.S. Steel
Salary Range20k - 22k$21k$21,120
Tenet Healthcare
Salary Range19k - 21k$21k$20,508
South Carolina Systems
Salary Range18k - 20k$20k$19,665
University Of West Florida
Salary Range18k - 20k$19k$19,494
Eastern Kentucky University
Salary Range17k - 19k$19k$18,939
Abilene Christian University
Salary Range17k - 19k$19k$18,918
Sodexo Operations LLC
Salary Range17k - 19k$19k$18,514
University of Alaska
Salary Range17k - 19k$18k$18,438
Clovis West High School
Salary Range17k - 18k$18k$17,940
$17k
$22k

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    How Experience Affects Student Employee Salaries

    The salary for a student employee can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Recently Added Student Employee Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Worcester State University
    Worcester State University
    Student Center Employee (Student Vacancies-Worcester State University
    Student Center Employee (Student Vacancies-Worcester State University
    Student Center Employee (Student Vacancies-Worcester State University
    Worcester, MA
    Worcester, MA
    11/27/2020
    11/27/2020
    $26,609
    $26,609
    11/27/2020
    Student Employee-Prospect Research and Data Integrity
    Student Employee-Prospect Research and Data Integrity
    Cope, SC
    Cope, SC
    11/10/2020
    11/10/2020
    $16,696
    $16,696
    11/10/2020
    Student Employee-Prospect Research and Data Integrity
    Student Employee-Prospect Research and Data Integrity
    Cope, SC
    Cope, SC
    10/22/2020
    10/22/2020
    $17,218
    $17,218
    10/22/2020
    Lansing Community College
    Lansing Community College
    Student Employee-Welding Technology
    Student Employee-Welding Technology
    Student Employee-Welding Technology
    Lansing, MI
    Lansing, MI
    10/14/2020
    10/14/2020
    $22,435
    $22,435
    10/14/2020
    Event Services Student Employee
    Event Services Student Employee
    Fairbanks, AK
    Fairbanks, AK
    09/24/2020
    09/24/2020
    $21,914
    $21,914
    09/24/2020
    Lansing Community College
    Lansing Community College
    Student Employee-Medical Locked Storage
    Student Employee-Medical Locked Storage
    Student Employee-Medical Locked Storage
    Lansing, MI
    Lansing, MI
    09/08/2020
    09/08/2020
    $20,140
    $20,140
    09/08/2020
    Lansing Community College
    Lansing Community College
    Student Employee-Emergency Management Department
    Student Employee-Emergency Management Department
    Student Employee-Emergency Management Department
    Lansing, MI
    Lansing, MI
    08/29/2020
    08/29/2020
    $20,140
    $20,140
    08/29/2020
    Student Employee (Fall Semester 2020)
    Student Employee (Fall Semester 2020)
    Rancho Cordova, CA
    Rancho Cordova, CA
    07/29/2020
    07/29/2020
    $18,783
    $18,783
    07/29/2020
    Student Employee at COE College
    Student Employee at COE College
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    07/20/2020
    07/20/2020
    $18,783
    $18,783
    07/20/2020
    Pennsylvania State University
    Pennsylvania State University
    Student Employee Food Services
    Student Employee Food Services
    Student Employee Food Services
    Mont Alto, PA
    Mont Alto, PA
    05/14/2020
    05/14/2020
    $18,783
    $18,783
    05/14/2020