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Salary Requirements

For any H-1B petition, KU is required to pay whichever is higher, the actual wage or the prevailing wage.

Prevailing Wage

The prevailing wage is the average of the rate of wages paid to workers similarly employed in the area of intended employment.  The University of Kansas submits prevailing wage requests to the U.S. Department of Labor Prevailing Wage Center.  The Department of Labor (DOL) bases their determinations on many factors, which includes, geographic location, discipline, job duties, title, education, supervision, etc. This process takes between 30 and 60 days.  Recently, DOL determinations are taking the full 60 day processing time period.

Actual Wage

The actual wage is the salary range determined by KU's Human Resource and Equal Opportunity office by comparing other workers in the same position or in positions with similar experience and qualification.  A range is determined from that pool of workers.  From this range of salaries, various factors (years of experience, education, job responsibilities, publications and specialized knowledge) will determine the actual wage for the position.


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One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
Each semester year, the AEC enrolls about 250 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents.
Start working on your degree now! You can take university classes for credit at the same time you are taking English classes.
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Fulfill a university requirement! Completion of your English proficiency requirements means you have finished your foreign language requirement at the University of Kansas.
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Need help? Have a question? The AEC has a team of cross-cultural advisors ready to answer your questions and help you with any problem you are facing.
We are experts at what we do! AEC faculty and administrators have a total of 701 years in International Education.