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

FY22 Salary Ranges: Effective July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022 for administrative and professional, non-bargaining unit employees:

Annual Salary Ranges

Grade Minimum Mid-Point Maximum
055 $ 57,900 $ 75,000 $ 92,100
056 $ 62,700 $ 82,600 $ 102,500
057 $ 69,100 $ 92,600 $ 116,100
058 $ 79,000 $ 107,000 $ 135,000
059 $ 92,000 $ 126,200 $ 160,400
060 $ 109,200 $ 151,100 $ 193,000
061 $ 136,000 $ 190,500 $ 245,000
062 $ 163,400 $ 232,500 $ 301,600
063 $ 200,400 $ 286,100 $ 371,800
064 $ 256,600 $ 368,200 $ 479,800

Effective October 1, 2020 for HUCTW members:

Annual Salary Ranges

Grade Minimum Maximum
047 $ 33,396 $ 49,368
048 $ 35,535 $ 53,031
049 $ 36,819 $ 55,473
050 $ 39,214 $ 59,602
051 $ 41,781 $ 64,021
052 $ 45,261 $ 70,098
053 $ 49,139 $ 76,755
054 $ 53,275 $ 83,995
055 $ 57,809 $ 91,990
056 $ 62,641 $ 102,491

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.