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Compensation Program Design

Design ImageUMass Chan has designed a compensation program that is both internally equitable and externally competitive with the goal of attracting and retaining a high quality, diverse workforce. UMass Chan views pay as part of a total compensation package, which includes base salary, benefits and health & wellness programs. For employees represented by a union at UMass Chan, pay practices are established by the collective bargaining process.

A grade is assigned to each job by comparing our positions against similar positions in the market and placing our positions in the salary range that most closely resembles the market. This provides a consistent framework by placing positions that are similar in scope and level of difficulty in the same salary range. The salary range attached to the grade allows for individual differences in salaries based on an employee's performance, skills, abilities, education and experience. The compensation team continually evaluates salaries to ensure they remain competitive and equitable.