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2014-15 Academic Salary Floors

The following chart lists the minimum bi-weekly based 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.

Rank or Title/Floors* A-term
(12 month)
B-term
(9 month)
Professor (9401), Associate Professor (9402), and Assistant Professor (9403)
41,050
30,763
Instructor (9404), Academic Administrative (93xx) titles, Academic Professional (97xx) titles (except those listed below), and county-based Minnesota Extension Service (96xx) titles.
35,418
26,564
Research Associate (9702)
35,418
26,564
Research Fellow (9703)
33,172
24,877
Teaching Specialist (9754), and Senior Teaching Specialist (9771)
27,302
20,681
Research Specialist (9755)
27,302
20,681
Post-Doctoral Associate (9546)
34,618
25,963

* NOTE: The P&A Salary Floors do not apply to academic employees in job classifications established as part of job family studies between 2009 -2015 (e.g., Finance & Accounting, Communication, Information Technology, Legal, HR, Libraries & Museums, etc.).


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)
36,962 - 57,574
27,719 - 43,185
17.77 - 27.68
  • Summer Ses. TA w/ Tuition Benefits (9574)
  • Summer Ses. TA w/o Tuition Benefits (9575)
Suggested hourly rate: 36.43 - 42.77


Undergraduate Research and Teaching Assistants

Rank or Title Suggested Hourly Rates
Undergraduate Research Assistant I (9522) 9.51, 10.03, 11.30
Undergraduate Research Assistant II (9523) 10.67, 11.18, 11.75, 12.35, 13.74
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant I (9512) 9.51, 10.03, 11.30
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant II (9513) 10.67, 11.18, 11.75, 12.35, 13.74