As a Graider, you will be paid $10 per calculated hour of grading and feedback for complete assignments. To ensure payment, work must be complete, accurate, and meet quality standards. There are opportunities to be invited into higher pay bands or higher paying individual assignments based on demonstrated quality of feedback, learning mindset, proactivity, and dependability over time. (Learn more here)
How is assignment time (and pay) calculated?
Every section assignment shows an estimated Time per student and estimated Time per section to help you plan and manage your time. Estimated time per student is based on expected assignment length.
Estimated Time per section is the time you should expect to spend on the full assignment. This is based on Time per student multiplied by the number of expected students plus a half hour of prep time.
Final assignment time and pay is calculated based on the final actual number of students graded and the final average assignment length.
If you grade more students than originally estimated or if papers are longer on average than estimated, your paid time will be increased accordingly.
If you grade fewer students than estimated, final paid time will be adjusted down accordingly.
Except in extreme cases, we never adjust per-student times down, even if papers turn out to be shorter than estimates on average, because we know you may have been working to the per-student estimate.
We encourage you to start work well ahead of the deadline to make sure you can ask any questions early and are able to submit high-quality grading and feedback on time.
Q: Why was I paid for less time than estimated?
A: Except in extreme cases, we do not adjust per-student times down from the estimates, so when you are paid for less time than estimated, it is almost always because you ultimately graded fewer students than were originally estimated.
Q: What happens if I work over the estimated time?
A: Any time spent grading over the final calculated grading time will not be compensated. It is your responsibility to track and manage your grading time accordingly. Having trouble? Here are some tips for grading more efficiently.
New Graiders in particular often take a bit longer than time estimates on their first few assignments. There is a learning curve, but the data shows that Graiders get faster over time, particularly if they are picking up regular work.
If you are consistently coming in significantly over estimates, even after reviewing the tips linked above, please reach out for help! We're here to support you.
Q: Why do you ask for me to report my grading time?
A: We ask you to report your grading time so that we can monitor any major discrepancies and continue to improve our formula to be fair to both teachers and Graiders.
Q: When do I get paid?
A: Assignments are paid the Friday after the week in which they are due. Anything due on or before a Friday will be paid the following Friday.
Pay is sent through Kalo, so you should complete your onboarding and be sure your Kalo email address matches your Graide Network address to ensure prompt payment. Pay issued on Friday can take 2-5 business days to show up in your account, but we usually hear that it comes through on Sunday or Monday.