Compensation and Benefits

Contracted faculty are covered by a collective bargaining agreement and the pay schedules are negotiated by the College and the DMACCHEA. The DMACC Board sets adjunct rates annually.

Payroll Calendar

Contracted faculty are paid twice a month on the 15th and the last day of the month. When one of these days falls on a weekend, the payment is made the Friday before. The first pay period of each annual cycle occurs in mid-September. Both 9-month and 12- month faculty are normally paid over 12 months.

Adjuncts are also paid twice a month. The first pay period for adjuncts is approximately one month after the beginning of the term and pay is divided equally over 8 periods for either fall or spring semesters. Adjuncts teaching during summer term are paid over five pay periods in equal installments.

The current payroll calendars for contracted and adjunct faculty are available online or from the dean's or provost's secretary.

Participation in 403(b) and 457(b) Plans

Contracted and adjunct faculty are eligible to participate in 403(b) and 457(b) tax deferred compensation plans. The forms Agreement for Salary Reduction Under Section 403(b) and Agreement for Salary Reduction Under 457(b) are available on the Web. DMACC does not contribute to the employee's 403(b) or 457(b) program but does contribute to IPERS or TIAA-CREF retirement programs for contracted employees.

Calculation of Pay

Nine-month teaching faculty are paid only for the days designated as duty days on the College calendar. There are 164 duty days per year: 154 teaching days and 10 non-teaching days in the nine-month contract.

If a 9-month faculty member works less than ½- time (<5.5 ECHs) during the summer term, he/she will be paid at the adjunct rate. For ½-time or more in the summer, 9-month faculty will be considered to have an extension of assignment and will be paid based on their summer daily rates. A load of 10-11 ECH's is considered a full summer extension of assignment.

Adjuncts are normally paid by the course. Exceptions include teachers of private music lessons and drama coaches.

Overload Pay

Regular faculty is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act because they are paid on a salaried basis and meet the professional exemption test. Regular faculty will receive overload pay when they exceed a full load in a given term per the collective bargaining agreement. Adjunct faculty is not eligible for overload pay.

Employees will be paid through direct deposit to their banks, savings and loans, or credit union accounts. Employees are required to have their net pay deposited directly to their account. A Direct Deposit Authorization Agreement Form(online form) (print form) must be completed and submitted to Payroll.

You may access the current pay schedules online.