Skip to main content

Resources for Student Employees

student talking to a professor

Getting a job on campus involves more than simply searching for an open position! There are various required forms you must complete before you can apply to a position, and there may be limits to how many hours you can work a week. Explore this section for more helpful information about working at Swarthmore.

2020-21 Hourly Pay Rates

Current hourly rates for the 2020–21 academic year (beginning July 1, 2020) are as follows

Pay level 1: $9.80/hour
Pay level 2: $10.30/hour
Pay level 3: $10.80/hour

Work Hour Limits

The College suggests that as a student employee you work no more than 7 or 8 hours per week in order for you to maintain enough time to balance your academic responsibilities, social life, and other extracurricular activities. 

If you are an international student working at the College, you may not work more than 20 hours per week while classes are in session and no more than 40 hours per week during school breaks. Working more hours may jeopardize your visa status.​