Grade Structure/Salary Scale
It is the intent of WPI to maintain rates of pay that are externally competitive in order to attract and retain a highly qualified workforce and to maintain rates of pay that are internally fair and consistent to ensure equity throughout all departments. Pay programs will be developed within the constraints of institutional conditions to meet this policy.
The Office of Human Resources will conduct annual salary surveys to ensure our rates of pay are externally competitive. Data for the majority of non-exempt, non-managerial positions will be collected using local labor market data. Specifically, WPI participates in the annual salary survey conducted by the Central Massachusetts Employer’s Association (CMEA). Data for managerial and professional positions is obtained from national survey data collected from other private colleges and universities. The primary source for this data is the College and University Personnel Association - Human Resources (CUPA-HR).
After a position description is developed, it is then evaluated and that position is assigned a salary grade. When the duties and responsibilities are equal to other positions within the institution and the experience and education required is the same, the positions are assigned the same grade. The university's financial condition and salaries paid by other competitive employers including colleges for similar positions are factors considered when assigning a salary grade.
Salary ranges will be reviewed and updated periodically to ensure that all individual jobs are graded appropriately to ensure that WPI maintains its external competitiveness and internal consistency.Maintained by email@example.com
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