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Compensation Philosophy

Pay is based on the utilization of knowledge and skills that contribute value to the mission of Utah State University as financial requirements and funding allow.

It is our goal to provide a total compensation package that is competitive and enables USU to recruit, retain, and reward high performing, motivated staff to carry out the organization’s mission, as well as to support organizational strategies and values. A total rewards approach is integral to the achievement of this mission.

Salary Structure

USU has a single salary structure for all staff exempt and non-exempt positions characterized by letters A-O. Every two years, USU will create a new salary structure based on market values. USU job titles will be reassigned grades according to market data and internal equity.

Compensation FAQs

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