Average compensation rates for standard MU Extension Positions

  • State Specialist - $50.00/hr
  • Regional Specialist - $39.00/hr
  • Educator/Extension Associate - $22.00/hr
  • Program Associate - $17.00/hr
  • Program Assistant - $13.00/hr


The average hourly rates are for typical program delivery positions within University of Missouri Extension.  These averages include total basic costs to University of Missouri Extension in supporting a position of this nature, not just salary costs.  For instance the rates include benefits costs, professional development, IT support and other basic administrative support costs specifically related to the position.

As these numbers are averages across all those in the positions the specific costs are higher for some individuals and lower for others, but in our estimation of costs for programs we are using the average costs versus the precise cost of a specific filled position to University of Missouri Extension.

Faculty and salaried staff positions do not work for an hourly rate of pay, but for calculation purposes the cost of the average salary paid and other costs are totaled as an annual amount and divided by total annual hours related to a standard 40 hour work week (2080) to attain an estimated hourly rate.

Last updated 01/29/2018


Callie Glascock, glascockck@umsystem.edu
Extension Budget Director
University of Missouri Extension
212C Whitten Hall, Columbia MO 65211
phone: 573-882-4522