Compensation Administration

Harvard’s compensation system for exempt and overtime-eligible non-bargaining unit employees is based on a University-wide series of job grades with salary ranges, provided by the central compensation department. Each grade has a salary range with a minimum and maximum salary based on a number of internal and external factors. The factors that influence the salary range include salaries for similar work offered in competitive labor markets, other economic indicators, and University and local budgetary circumstances. In recognition of these factors, employees shall not be paid less than the minimum of their salary range and typically will not be paid above the maximum of their salary range.

The salary range of each grade allows managers to set salaries appropriately for different positions within the same grade and recognize different levels of expertise and performance.

Last updated: 11/15/2007