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

FY23 Salary Ranges: Effective July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023 for administrative and professional, non-bargaining unit employees:

Annual Salary Ranges

Grade Minimum Mid-Point Maximum
055 $ 59,400 $ 76,900 $ 94,400
056 $ 64,300 $ 84,700 $ 105,100
057 $ 70,800 $ 94,900 $ 119,000
058 $ 81,000 $ 109,700 $ 138,400
059 $ 94,300 $ 129,400 $ 164,500
060 $ 111,900 $ 154,900 $ 197,900
061 $ 139,400 $ 195,300 $ 251,200
062 $ 167,500 $ 238,300 $ 309,100
063 $ 205,500 $ 293,300 $ 381,100
064 $ 263,000 $ 377,400 $ 491,800

Effective November 14, 2021 for HUCTW members:

Annual Salary Ranges

Grade Minimum Maximum
047 $ 34,064 $ 50,355
048 $ 36,246 $ 54,092
049 $ 37,555 $ 56,583
050 $ 39,999 $ 60,794
051 $ 42,617 $ 65,301
052 $ 46,166 $ 71,499
053 $ 50,122 $ 78,291
054 $ 54,340 $ 85,675
055 $ 58,965 $ 93,830
056 $ 63,893 $ 104,541

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.