Hiring Ranges

Hiring Ranges

It is important to consider whether or not to include a hiring range when posting a job. 

A hiring range is a more refined range for a particular job within a broadband structure or when no formal salary structure exists. By providing a hiring range, applicants applying for a job will have a more accurate expectation of what the salary range (minimum and maximum pay rate) is for the position they are interested in.

Administrative Staff

The Administrative classification structure is a "broadband" structure. In a broadband pay structure, the numbers of salary grades are consolidated into fewer, but wider, pay ranges. Unlike a traditional salary structure, the broadband does not represent the minimum and maximum amount of pay for a particular job within the structure.

Because the bands in the Administrative classification structure are so wide, the Compensation Office suggests that, where appropriate, job postings contain a hiring range.

Process for Determining a Hiring Range

A hiring range should be based on what has been budgeted for the job, what others in similar jobs within the department and across the Institute are being paid, and what the market is paying for similar jobs. When a hiring range is included in the job posting, it is recommended that the hiring manager work with Compensation to establish this range. To ensure that a hiring range is included in the job posting, the manager will need to add a sentence at the end of the posting stating the hiring range for the job.

Example: Jobs "X", "Y", and "Z" are all classified as a level N within the Administrative Staff structure. Level N's broadband salary range is $46,200-$81,200. However, a market analysis determines that:

Job "X" hiring range might be $54,000-$61,000
Job "Y" hiring range might be $45,000-$55,000
Job "Z" hiring range might be $66,000-$70,000

Sponsored Research and Medical Staff

It is recommended that hiring ranges be included when posting Sponsored Research and Campus Medical jobs. Sponsored Research and Campus Medical positions do not have formal salary structures. By providing a hiring range in the posting, applicants applying for a job will know what the salary range (minimum and maximum pay rate) is for the position they are interested in.