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Compensation @ Harvard

Harvard offers salaries that are competitive with Boston-area employers. When combined with our generous benefits, perks, and paid time off, many job seekers are surprised to find a total rewards package that matches or exceeds their current situation.

In addition to being externally competitive, Harvard ensures that salaries are internally calibrated through its grading system.

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. This amount will vary based on the position and the relevant experience of the candidate.

Effective July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014 for administrative and professional, non-bargaining unit employees.

Harvard University Grade Ranges
Grade Min Mid-Point Max
055* $ 49,934 $ 64,697 $ 79,459
056* $ 54,107 $ 71,318 $ 88,529
057 $ 60,200 $ 80,700 $ 101,200
058 $ 68,700 $ 93,100 $ 117,500
059 $ 80,100 $ 109,900 $ 139,700
060 $ 95,100 $ 131,600 $ 168,100
061 $ 118,300 $ 165,800 $ 213,300
062 $ 142,200 $ 202,400 $ 262,600
063 $ 174,400 $ 249,000 $ 323,600
064 $ 223,400 $ 320,600 $ 417,800
*Grade 55 and 56 ranges mirror the HUCTW ranges, therefore they have been updated effective August 15, 2013 in accordance with the HUCTW contract.

Effective August 15, 2013 for HUCTW members.

Harvard University Grade Ranges
Grade Min Max
047 $ 28,847 $ 42,643
048 $ 30,695 $ 45,807
049 $ 31,803 $ 47,916
050 $ 33,872 $ 51,482
051 $ 36,090 $ 55,300
052 $ 39,095 $ 60,548
053 $ 42,445 $ 66,299
054 $ 46,017 $ 72,553
055 $ 49,934 $ 79,459
056 $ 54,107 $ 88,529
For grades 055 to 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.

Grading System @ Harvard

Service and trades jobs, largely unionized with hourly rates governed by contracts, can be found in grades 001-043.

Administrative jobs can be found in grades 047 to 064. In the lower grades of this range, jobs tend to clerical and technical positions that are over-time eligible, hourly, and unionized.

In the higher grades of this range (grades 056 and above), jobs are individual contributor, supervisory, managerial, or executive positions that are salaried (also called “exempt” from over-time).

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