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When choosing an employer, we understand that rewards play an important role. That’s why we strive to provide competitive pay and industry-leading benefits aimed at helping you maintain your health, attain financial security now and in retirement, develop professionally, and achieve the right work/life balance. 

Harvard offers these important rewards:

Competitive Compensation. At Harvard, we offer salaries that are both externally competitive and calibrated internally across the University. Visit our Salary Grades page to learn more.

Exceptional Benefits.

  • Our comprehensive medical and dental benefits offer affordable, high-quality care to our employees. Check out the POS, HMO and HDHP options.
  • Our fully funded retirement plans along with optional tax-deferred retirement savings accounts and a new Roth after-tax option are designed to help you save and invest for your future.
  • From life insurance and business travel insurance to short-term disability and long-term care, Harvard’s insurance plans protect our employees, their income, and their families.

Paid Time Off. Harvard helps you maintain your work/life balance with a generous time off and leave policy.

Tuition assistance. Harvard encourages personal and professional growth. Our Center for Workforce Development and Tuition Assistance Program make it easier to learn new skills and earn additional certifications.

Housing and Transportation. At Harvard, we work with employees to find their place in the larger community. Our real estate office can help you with resources to locate the perfect home, the employees' credit union can help with a mortgage, and our 50% subsidy on MBTA passes and discounted carpooling options help make your commute easier.

Fitness and Wellness. Staying healthy is a part of everyday life for our employees. Whether it’s low-cost access to Harvard’s athletic facilities, enrollment in a workplace mindfulness program, or complementary therapies like massage at our Center for Wellness, we’ve got you covered.

Employee discounts. Not only does your Harvard ID provide access to our extensive museums, libraries, and collections; it can be used for discounted tickets to museums, movies, sporting events, theatre, dance, music and amusement parks. Our Outings & Innings program helps connect you to local and regional cultural and recreation activities.