Salary Ranges and Position Grades for Staff Jobs

Salary Ranges

Salary grades at Harvard

Every staff position has a grade level. Local HR offices administer the compensation system for employees in their units, evaluating jobs and determining the grade of each position based on professional knowledge, skills, required education and experience and job responsibilities; Harvard benchmarks; and the complexity and scope relative to other University positions.

Administrative and professional positions: Every professional, nonunion position is classified by a job grade from 55-64. Benchmarks are developed by the Harvard Human Resources Compensation and local HR offices, with a position’s grade reflecting factors such as scope and impact of decision-making, budget management and resource generation, supervisory/management responsibility and planning.

Clerical and technical positions: Clerical and technical jobs, including HUCTW staff, are classified in job grades 47-56. Generic position descriptions for each grade are available. Service and trade roles are classified in job grades 01-43. These jobs have been determined to be eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Salary ranges at Harvard

Salary ranges within each pay grade are based on qualifications, skills, experience, equity in comparison to similar positions, and external market values. Salary ranges allow for differences among positions within the same grade as well increasing levels of responsibility and performance within the same job.

The salary ranges in the table below reflect base salaries paid for all positions at a given grade across the University. Typically a new hire can expect a starting salary somewhere in the lower part of the range. The amount will vary based on the position and the candidate’s relevant experience. No employee will be paid below the minimum.

Salary Ranges

FY17 Salary Ranges: Effective July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017 for administrative and professional, non-bargaining unit employees:

Annual Salary Ranges
Grade Minimum Mid-Point Maximum
055* $ 53,250 $ 68,993 $ 84,736
056* $ 57,701 $ 76,054 $ 94,408
057 $ 63,900 $ 85,600 $ 107,300
058 $ 72,900 $ 98,800 $ 124,700
059 $ 85,000 $ 116,600 $ 148,200
060 $ 100,900 $ 139,600 $ 178,300
061 $ 125,600 $ 176,000 $ 226,400
062 $ 150,900 $ 214,700 $ 278,500
063 $ 185,100 $ 264,300 $ 343,500
064 $ 237,100 $ 340,200 $ 443,300

*Grade 55 and 56 ranges mirror the HUCTW ranges, therefore they were updated effective October 1, 2016 in accordance with the HUCTW contract.

Effective October 1, 2016 for HUCTW members:

Annual Salary Ranges
Grade Minimum Maximum
047 $ 30,763 $ 45,474
048 $ 32,733 $ 48,849
049 $ 33,915 $ 51,098
050 $ 36,122 $ 54,901
051 $ 38,486 $ 58,972
052 $ 41,691 $ 64,569
053 $ 45,264 $ 70,702
054 $ 49,073 $ 77,371
055 $ 53,250 $ 84,736
056 $ 57,701 $ 94,408

For grades 047-056, the ranges reflect a 35-hour workweek.

Note: For some positions in these grades scheduled to work a 40-hour workweek, the ranges are adjusted accordingly.

Salary range information for grades 047-064 covers clerical/technical and administrative/professional positions. Salaries for services/trades positions are governed by union contracts, which vary across units.

Grade
001-043 Services and Trades Union Scales
090 Ungraded