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2011-12 Academic Salary Floors

The following chart lists the minimum salaries that must be paid to academic appointees in the indicated classifications. Salaries floors are based on a 100-percent-time appointment and should be prorated accordingly for appointments less than 100 percent time.

Please Note: Salary floors for academic employees for 2011-12 have not been increased from 2010-2011. Note that these floors are most particularly relevant to newly hired academic employees.

Rank or Title A-term
(12 month)
B-term
(9 month)
Professor (9401), Associate Professor (9402), and Assistant Professor (9403)
38,682
28,989
Instructor (9404), Academic Administrative (93xx) titles, Academic Professional (97xx) titles, (except those listed below) and county-based Minnesota Extension Service (96xx) titles.
33,375
25,031
Research Associate (9406, 9702)
33,375
25,031
Research Fellow (9407, 9703)
31,259
23,442
Teaching Specialist (9754), and Senior Teaching Specialist (9771)
25,727
19,295
Research Specialist (9755)
25,727
19,295
Post-Doctoral Associate (9546)
32,622
24,466

Financial Job Family Classifications

Salaries ranges are based on a 100-percent-time appointment and should be prorated accordingly for appointments less than 100 percent time.

Rank or Title A-term
(12 month)
B-term
(9 month)
Finance Manager - No New Entry (9344)
50,494
41,313
Senior Finance Manager (9345)
58,480
47,847
Finance Director (9346)
73,111
59,810
Financial Analyst (9780)
48,960
40,058
Accountant II - No New Entry (9782)
42,241
34,561

Graduate & Professional Assistant Salary Ranges

Salaries ranges are based on a 100-percent-time appointment and should be prorated accordingly for appointments less than 100 percent time.

Classification A-term
(12 month)
B-term
(9 month)
Hourly Rates
  • Teaching Assistant (9511)
  • Graduate Instructor (9515)
  • Ph.D. Candidate Graduate Instructor (9517)
  • Adv. Masters TA (9518)
  • Ph.D. Cand. w/24 TA (9519)
  • Research Assistant (9521)
  • Graduate Research Project Assistant (9526)
  • Ph.D. Cand. Grad. Research Proj. Asst. (9527)
  • Adv. Masters RA (9528)
  • Ph.D. Cand. w/24 RA (9529)
  • Administrative Fellow (9531)
  • Adv. Masters AF (9532)
  • Ph.D. Cand. w/ 24 AF (9533)
  • Professional Program Asst. (9535)
  • Dental Fellow (9553)
  • Summer Term TA w/o Tuition Benefits (9571)
  • Summer Term RA w/o Tuition Benefits (9572)
  • Summer Term AF (9573)
35,527 - 55,351
26,644 - 41,514
17.08 - 26.61
  • Summer Ses. TA w/ Tuition Benefits (9574)
  • Summer Ses. TA w/o Tuition Benefits (9575)
Suggested hourly rate: 35.02- 41.11

Undergraduate Research and Teaching Assistants

Rank or Title Suggested Hourly Rates
Undergraduate Research Assistant I (9522) 9.14, 9.63, 10.86
Undergraduate Research Assistant II (9523) 10.25, 10.74, 11.29, 11.87, 13.21
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant I (9512) 9.14, 9.63, 10.86
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant II (9513) 10.25, 10.74, 11.29, 11.87, 13.21