Human Resources - Compensation
Salary Scales

Full-Time Faculty

Full-time faculty are hired on a contract basis. Agreements are typically for 10 ½ months each academic year unless the faculty member is approved for a different term period by the Vice President or designee. Agreements represent assignments for the fall, spring, and summer.

Librarians and Counselors are faculty. Counselors have an 11 month contract per academic year. Full-time Head Librarians and full-time Librarian faculty are presumed to have an agreement for 12 months each academic year. Faculty must be hired in accordance with the criteria specified by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the accrediting agency.

For additional information, refer to the policies below:

            AR 4.03.003   Faculty Agreements
            AR 4.03.004   Full-Time Faculty Workload
            AR 6.04.001   Appointment of Full-Time Faculty
            AR 6.05.002   Full-Time Faculty Placement and Advancement
            AR 6.07.001   Faculty Evaluation

Full-Time Faculty Titles

Full-Time Faculty Titles

Definitions of Full-Time Faculty Salary Levels

FY09

Arts & Science

Health Sciences-Chart I

Workforce

Level I

•   May apply to docu­mented exception in accordance with SACS criteria.

•    Licensure, certification, and/or registration as required by an official accrediting body
•   AAS degree in teaching discipline AND 3 years work experience

•   High school diploma or equivalent plus 6 years work experience OR
•   AAS degree plus 4 years of work experience OR
•   Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years of work experience

Level II

•  Masters Degree in teaching discipline
AND
    0-23 Graduate hours in teaching field
OR
•   Master’s degree not in the teaching discipline and 18 additional graduate hours in the teaching discipline AND 0-23 additional graduate hours in the discipline

•   Bachelor’s degree with major in teaching field
AND
•    Licensure, certification and/or registration in field
AND
•    0-12 additional graduate hours in field

•   High school diploma or equivalent plus 9 years of work experience and 12 hours of vocational/technical education OR
•   AAS degree plus 6 years of work experience  and 12 hours of vocational/technical education OR
•   Bachelor’s degree plus 4 years of work experience OR
•   Master’s degree

Level III

•  Master’s degree in the teaching discipline
AND
    24-44 additional graduate hours in the teaching discipline
OR
•  Master’s degree not in the teaching discipline and 18 additional graduate hours in the teaching discipline
AND
    24-44 additional graduate hours in the discipline

•    Master’s degree with major in teaching field
AND
•    Licensure, certification and/or registration in field
AND
•    0-23 additional graduate hours in the field

•   High school diploma or equivalent plus 15 years of work experience and 12 hours of vocational/technical education OR
•   AAS degree plus 10 years of work experience and 12 hours of vocational/technical education OR
•   Bachelor’s degree plus 6 years of work experience OR
•   Master’s degree plus 2 years of work experience or Master’s degree plus 1 year work experience and 12 hours of vocational/technical education or Master’s degree plus 0 years of work experience and 24 hours of vocational/technical education.

Level IV

•  A Master’s degree in the teaching discipline
AND
•  45 or more additional graduate hours in the teaching discipline
OR
•  Master’s degree not in the teaching discipline and 18 additional graduate hours in the teaching discipline
•  AND 45 or more additional graduate hours in the discipline

•    Master’s degree with major in teaching field
AND
•    Licensure, certification and/or registration in field
AND
•    24 or more additional graduate hours in field

•   AAS degree plus 12 years of work experience and 12 hours of vocational/technical education OR
•   Bachelor’s degree plus 6 years of work experience and 24 hours of vocational/technical education OR
•   Bachelor’s degree AND 8 years of work experience OR
•   Master’s degree plus 4 years of work experience or Master’s degree plus 3 years of work experience and 12 hours of vocational/technical education or Master’s degree plus 2 years of work experience and 24 hours of vocational/technical education or Master’s degree plus 1 year of work experience and 36 hours of vocational/technical education or Master’s degree plus 0 years of work experience and 45 hours of vocational/technical education.

Level V

•  Ph.D., AND 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline

•   Certification and or registration in field AND Ph.D.

•   Appropriate academic preparation and/or work experience AND Ph.D.

Note for Arts & Science Teaching Disciplines:  A Master’s degree that is not in the teaching discipline plus 18 additional graduate hours in the teaching discipline may be substituted for the required Master’s degree in the teaching discipline.  In such cases, any additional graduate hours required for placement purposes will be beyond the 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline since the 18 are used for substitution for minimum placement at each level.  For example, to qualify for Level III, a Master’s degree not in the discipline with the 18 graduate hours in the discipline (substitutes for the Master’s degree in the discipline) plus a minimum of 13 ADDITIONAL graduate hours in the discipline is required (for a minimum of 31 total graduate hours in the teaching discipline.)
Note for Workforce and Health Science Teaching Disciplines:  Work experience must be directly related to the teaching discipline.
*Effective FY08, the MFA is no longer considered a terminal degree for salary placement purposes.

Health Sciences – Chart II

Level I

•  Licensure, certification, and/or registration as required by an official accreditation body
•  AAS degree in teaching discipline AND 3 years related work experience

Level II

•  Licensure, certification, and/or registration as required by an official accreditation body
AND
•  AAS degree in teaching discipline AND 6 years related work experience
OR
•  Bachelor’s degree in teaching discipline

Level III

•  Licensure, certification, and/or registration as required by an official accreditation body
AND
•  AAS degree in teaching discipline AND 10 years related work experience
OR
•  Bachelor’s degree in teaching discipline AND 6 years related work experience

Level IV

•  Licensure, certification, and/or registration as required by an official accreditation body
AND
•  AAS degree in teaching discipline AND 12 years related work experience
OR
•  Bachelor’s degree in teaching discipline AND 8 years related work experience

Level V

•  Licensure, certification, and/or registration as required by an official accreditation body
AND
•  PhD

Health Sciences Chart I will be used for disciplines that have a traditional educational path leading to a PhD degree. For example: Nursing.

Health Sciences Chart II will be used for Health Sciences disciplines that do not have a traditional educational path leading to a PhD degree. For example: Emergency Medical Services, Surgical Technology, Pharmacy Technician, Sonography, Medical Coding.

FY 2009 10.5 Month Full-Time Faculty Salary Scale

Austin Community College Board of Trustees approved an across-the-board 4.0% increase for employees for the FY09 fiscal year. The goal of Administration is that full-time faculty salaries are in the top three on average, among the metropolitan-8 community colleges.

10.5 Monthly Scale

FY 2009 9 Month Full-Time Faculty Salary Scale

Austin Community College Board of Trustees approved an across-the-board 4.0% increase for employees for the FY09 fiscal year. The goal of Administration is that full-time faculty salaries are in the top three on average, among the metropolitan-8 community colleges.

9 Month Scale

FY 2009 11 Month Full-Time Faculty Salary Scale

Austin Community College Board of Trustees approved an across-the-board 4.0% increase for employees for the FY09 fiscal year. The goal of Administration is that full-time faculty salaries are in the top three on average, among the metropolitan-8 community colleges.

This salary scale is for full-time Counselors only.

11 month scale

FY 2009 12 Month Full-Time Faculty Salary Scale

Austin Community College Board of Trustees approved an across-the-board 4.0% increase for employees for the FY09 fiscal year. The goal of Administration is that full-time faculty salaries are in the top three on average, among the metropolitan-8 community colleges.

12 month scale

FY 2009 Adjunct Faculty Titles

Step

Level 1

Level 2

1

Adjunct Professor, Assistant

Adjunct Professor, Assistant

2

Adjunct Professor, Assistant

Adjunct Professor, Associate

3

Adjunct Professor, Assistant

Adjunct Professor, Associate

4

Adjunct Professor, Assistant

Adjunct Professor, Associate

5

Adjunct Professor, Assistant

Adjunct Professor, Associate

6

Adjunct Professor, Assistant

Adjunct Professor, Associate

7

Adjunct Professor, Associate

Adjunct Professor

8

Adjunct Professor, Associate

Adjunct Professor

9

Adjunct Professor, Associate

Adjunct Professor

10

Adjunct Professor, Associate

Adjunct Professor

11

Adjunct Professor, Associate

Adjunct Professor

12

Adjunct Professor, Associate

Adjunct Professor

13

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor

14

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor

15

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor

16

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor

17

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor

18

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor

19

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor

20

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor

FY 2009 Adjunct Faculty Salary Scale

Austin Community College Board of Trustees approved an across-the-board 4.0% increase for employees for the FY09 fiscal year. Rates shown on this salary scale have been rounded to the nearest dollar.

Placement Criteria:
Adjunct faculty qualify for initial placement on the salary scale after teaching 2 semesters (fall, spring, or summer). Initial placement will become effective for the following September, and is based on education level, and previous college-level teaching experience.

Step

Masters

PhD

Masters Level

Workforce – minimum SACS Requirement
     -or- Masters Degree plus 12 Graduate Hours
     -or- MA + 1 year of work experience
     -or- BA + 5 years of work experience
Arts and Science – Masters Degree
Health Science – Bachelors Degree

1

815

815

2

846

877

3

877

908

4

908

939

5

939

955

6

955

962

7

972

979

8

1,012

1,024

9

1,040

1,049

10

1,091

1,133

11

1,108

1,148

PhD Level

Workforce – PhD in teaching or related field
Arts and Sciences – PhD in teaching or related field
Health Science – PhD in teaching or related field

 

12

1,117

1,157

13

1,138

1,184

14

1,163

1,208

15

1,186

1,235

16

1,243

1,296

17

1,267

1,322

18

1,305

1,350

19

1,334

1,381

20

1,523

1,632

Note: Effective FY08, the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree is no longer considered a terminal degree for salary placement.

All amounts are based on per Lecture Equivalent Hours (LEH) per semester. To calculate compensation for a course, multiply the rate times the number of LEH for the course.

Example:
$815 x 3 LEH = $2,445 total paid for the course.
$1,632 x 3 LEH = $4,896 total paid for the course.

FY 2009 Adjunct Instructional/College Associates

For FY09 Adjunct Instructional/College Associates (IAs and CAs) received a 4% across the board increase. The new salary scale is a range scale and these positions are placed at pay grade 12 on the salary scale, as follows:

Pay Grade 12

Minimum

Midpoint

Maximum

100% FTE Rate

32,902

41,128

49,353

50% FTE Rate

16,451

20,564

24,677

Placement Methodology:

  • All new IAs and CAs start at the same rate of the minimum half-time (50% FTE) start rate of $16,451.
  • Continuing IAs and CAs receive increased compensation as approved by the ACC Board of Trustees.
  • IA and CA positions may only be filled by adjunct faculty meeting the qualification criteria:
    • Current adjunct faculty member who has previously taught at ACC at Board Maximum (9 credit hours or 11 LEH) prior to the Summer of 1999.
  • Continuation in this position is dependent on previous and current adjunct teaching loads.

The administration reviews the compensation plan each year and approves the compensation for IAs/CAs.

The creation or deletion of an IA/CA position must be approved by the appropriate Vice President.

Instructional Associate (II) and College Associate (II):
In FY09 several new half-time positions were created to be filled by adjunct faculty. They are the Instructional Associate (II) and College Associate (II) titles. Shortened titles are IA (II) and CA (II). These positions are benefits eligible, and the only requirement is that they are filled by adjunct faculty.

These positions are different from the original Adjunct Instructional Associate and Adjunct College Associate in the following ways:

  • The titles are different: the IA (II) and CA (II) do not have “Adjunct” in the title
  • Continuation in these positions is not dependent on current or previous adjunct teaching loads.

They are similar to the original Adjunct Instructional Associate (IA) and Adjunct College Associate (CA) in the following ways:

  • Instructional Associate (II) performs work in the academic departments, usually assisting students with academic subject matter
  • College Associate (II) performs work in the college departments, and although they may work with students, the work is administrative in nature
  • They are benefits eligible
  • The positions are only available to adjunct faculty that have taught at ACC.

Hard To Fill Courses

Course officially designated as “hard to fill” are paid at the PhD Level (Level 2).

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FY 2009 AE Instructor Salary Scale

For FY09 Adult Education Instructors received a 4% across the board salary increase. ACC has changed from a “step” system to a “range, market-based” system.

10.5 Month Salary Rates for FY09

Level

Minimum

Midpoint

Maximum

AE Instructor I

$28,789

$35,987

$43,184

AE Instructor II

$30,229

$37,786

$45,343

Placement Methodology:
Adult Education (AE) Instructors are hired on a 10.5 month contract to work a specific 200 work days for the academic year. Teaching the second summer session is optional. The compensation for teaching the second summer session is $4,000. AE Instructors do not accrue vacation time.

Salary placements are based on education and work experience:

  • Level One requires a Bachelor’s degree and two years related work experience.
  • Level Two requires a Master’s degree and two years related work experience. 
  • Maximum placement for a new hire is Midpoint.

Definition of experience:

  • One year related experience equals two long semesters, or ten months teaching, or working as a teaching assistant, in a full-time capacity in an adult education program
  • Related work experience is loosely defined as paid work experience at the elementary, secondary, and post secondary levels. 
  • Related fields include, but are not limited to, adult education, developmental education, curriculum and instruction, English as a Second Language, or specialization in one or more content areas such as English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading, or Computer Technology.

The Texas Board of Education requires that Adult Education Instructors have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. In addition, each faculty member must complete a minimum of 12 hours per year of approved professional developmental training. Faculty who do not hold Texas Teaching Certificates must complete an additional 12 hours of professional development per year until they have completed either 6 semester hours of adult education college credit or attained two years of adult education experience. (The State Board of education Rule, Texas Administrative Code, Title 19, Par II, Chapter 89, Subchapter B.)

FY 2009 Staff Salary Scale

Austin Community College Board of Trustees approved an across-the-board 4.0% increase for employees for the FY09 fiscal year. Rates shown on this salary scale have been rounded to the nearest dollar. Non-faculty, Staffing Table employees will be paid at the living wage or higher ($12.92/hour; annual rate of $26,874).

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Scale 1-6

Scale 7-9

Scale 9-11

Scale 11-13

Scale 13-14

Scale 14-15

Scale 15-17

Scale 17-18

Scale 18-21

Scale 22-27

Hourly Employment Hiring Guidelines

Purpose
Hourly employees are hired by ACC on a short-term project basis, to substitute for employees on approved leave or when the workload exceeds the ability of the regular staff to accomplish work in a timely manner and on a quality basis.

Posting the Position

  1. The position can be advertised on the ACC EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES web site at www.austincc.edu/hr/employment/hourlyemployees.php by con­tacting the HR Employment Manager, 223.7015.
  2. If you need an employee immediately, you can hire without posting.
  3. The title and hourly rates for an hourly employee are listed in the “Employment and Compensation Information” book. If you need a copy of the manual or if the title or rate you need is not listed in this book, you will need to contact HR Compensation, 223.7025.

Hiring an Hourly Employee

  1. Managers may hire hourly employees within their authorized budget. Prior approvals must be secured before hiring hourly personnel.
  2. All new Hourly employees will need to complete a W-4, I-9 form, and ACC Hourly Employee Information form no later than the first day of employment. If the employee has not worked for ACC within the past year, these forms must be completed.
  3. Forward completed forms to HR Records by the deadlines indicated in the “Employment and Compensation Information” book to assure payment on the appropriate payroll.
  4. The hiring department will be responsible for inputting and approving the information for the Hourly Personnel Authorization on the Hourly Personnel web page at: https://www3.austincc.edu/it/pas/.
  5. The information should be input on the Hourly Personnel web page and approved by budget authority by the deadlines in the “Employment and Compensation Information” book or www.austincc.edu/hr/payroll/ to assure payment on the appropriate payroll.
  6. If the data is not inputted or approved by the appropriate deadline, a check may not be generated by the system.
  7. Hourly employees are not eligible for benefits, except for the Qualified Retirement Plan (ACC Money Purchase Plan).
  8. Hourly employees are subject to all ACC policies.

Working Hours
The Supervisor is responsible for establishing the working hours and processing the time sheets.

  1. An hourly employee cannot work more than 900 hours per fiscal year and, in addition, the employee cannot work 20 hours or more per week for more than four (4) months.
  2. If an hourly employee works more than one assignment in the college, the employee may not work more than 900 hours in the combined assignments.
  3. If the employee reaches 900 hours before the end of the assignment, it is required that the hourly employee’s employment be terminated and another employee be hired (if assistance is still needed).
  4. An employee who reaches 900 hours may not be re-hired as an hourly employee until the next fiscal year. 

Termination of Hourly Employment

  1. Hourly employees are hired on an as-needed basis and at-will. There is no guarantee of continued employment or continuation in an assignment. The employment of an hourly employee may be terminated at any time and without prior notice.
  2. If an hourly employee is terminated for poor performance, HR Records should be notified by the Supervisor and HR Records will note that the employee is not eligible for re-hire.
  3. Once the employee has been terminated, the department will be responsible for ending the employee’s hourly PA on the Hourly Personnel web page. 

Absence From Work
There are times when the employee may be scheduled to work but is unable to work due to illness or other acceptable reasons. In this case, they should let their supervisor(s) know as soon as possible that they will not be in, giving the reason for their absence and anticipated return date.

Breaks and Meals
Employees are entitled to a 15-minute break for every continuous 4-hour working period. Break times and their lunch period will be scheduled by the supervisor and may be subject to change based on departmental needs. Meals and breaks may not be eliminated in order to shorten the workday.

Timesheets

  1. The employee is required to enter hours worked each day in his or her timesheet in the electronic timesheet system, called the ACCeTime System. A one-hour training class for the ACCeTime System is required for all hourly employees, and may be provided by the hiring department, or scheduled through the Information Technology training website at the following web address: www.austincc.edu/it_train. An online training manual is available on the Human Resources website at the following address: www.austincc.edu/hr/payroll/etime.php.
  2. Total hours worked cannot exceed 40 hours per week, unless the employee has received prior approval from his or her supervisor.
  3. Approved overtime hours are paid at 1.5%, and calculated only on hours actually worked over 40 hours per week. Overtime should be kept at a minimum and must have prior approval of the supervisor.
  4. ACCeTimesheets must be completed and “Submitted” by the employee by Tuesday at midnight, following the end of the biweekly pay period. 
  5. Supervisors must “Approve” ACCeTimesheets by Wednesday at midnight, following the end of the biweekly pay period.
  6. A new employee whose ACCeTimesheet is not available online by the end of the pay period, may submit a blank paper timesheet, available on the HR web site at the following address: www.austincc.edu/hr/generalforms.php#payroll. Items which must be completed on the paper timesheet are as follows:
    • Department
    • Pay Period End Date
    • Pay Class
    • Employee Name
    • Position ID
    • Title
    • ID
    • SSN
    • Work Load Percentage
    • Pay Rate
    • Hours Worked
    • Employee Signature and Telephone #
    • Supervisor Signature and Telephone#
    • GL Account Number
  7. The completed, signed, and approved paper timesheet must be in the Payroll Office in HBC 608.7 by Wednesday at 5 p.m., following the end of the biweekly pay period.

Hourly Rates by Titles

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Hourly Rates

Hourly Rates

Hourly Rates

Supervisors must use these rates and titles to hire Hourly employees. If you need assistance in determining the appropriate title or rate, contact HR Compensation (223.7502).

Hourly Titles by Rates

Title Rates

Title Rates

Title Rates

Supervisors must use these rates and titles to hire Hourly employees. If you need assistance in determining the appropriate title or rate, contact HR Compensation (223.7502).

College Work Study Titles and Hourly Rates

Title

FY09 Rate

Fed CWS Lab Assistant

9.25

Fed CWS Office Assistant

9.25

Fed CWS Orientation Leader Assistant

10.50

Fed CWS Student Ambassador

10.50

Fed CWS Teaching Assistant

9.25

Fed CWS Tutor

10.50

State CWS Lab Assistant

9.25

State CWS Office Assistant

9.25

State CWS Orientation Leader Assistant

10.50

State CWS Teaching Assistant

9.25

For additional information on college work study, see AR #6.06.007.