General Salary and Wage Administration Principles

Rochester Institute of Technology values the contributions of its employees and strives to ensure that all are appropriately compensated. To ensure salaries and wages are internally equitable and externally competitive, Human Resources participates in salary and wage surveys to understand trends within the education industry as well as the Rochester area. Data are collected and analyzed on an ongoing basis to support the development and adjustment of salary and rate ranges. Senior executives are responsible for reviewing the university’s competing needs for funding and determining an overall amount of spending for annual merit increases. Human Resources develops guidelines for supervisors to use in the administration of individual salary and pay rate adjustments.

Pay is one component of what makes up an employee’s total compensation. The other component is the comprehensive benefits package that RIT offers; RIT understands the tremendous impact benefits play in providing family security and overall employee satisfaction. The employee benefits, combined with pay, provide a total compensation package that individuals can customize based on personal needs and preferences. Please refer to our benefits and work life resources pages for more information on all that RIT has to offer.


Benchmark Schools

Instructional Faculty Salary Benchmark Information

Staff Wage Grade Bands


Pay Processes

Premium Pay Practices

Pay Change Process Steps

Salary Determination Procedure


Compensation Related Communications

Compensation Memo from Dr. Destler and Dr. Haefner
March 10, 2011

Compensation Initiatives – Communication from Dr. Destler
September 24, 2012

Compensation New Wage/Salary Review and Approval Process
October 3, 2012

Staff Compensation Project Update
January 18, 2013

Compensation Project FAQ
April 30, 2013

Letter to Employees Compensation Project
April 30, 2013

Update Staff Compensation Project – New Access For Supervisors
May 23, 2013

Compensation Project Employee Informational Sessions – Communication
May 30, 2013

2013 Staff Compensation Project Powerpoint and Recorded Session

Letter from Dr. Destler Regarding 2013 Market Adjustments
September 30, 2013

2013 Market Adjustment FAQ
October 4, 2013

Compensation Project Data Slides for Institute Council
November 2013

Compensation Presentation for Academic Senate
October 31, 2013


 Interpreter Pay

Interpreter Pay Advance Opt In FAQ

Interpreter Pay Rate for Pay Continuance Calculator

Interpreter Pay and Overload Calculator


Job Evaluation and Position Control

Job Evaluation Procedures

Position Control Procedures

Job Description Questionnaire (JDQ)

Job Description Questionnaire Instructions


Other Resources

Human Resources Procedures

Kronos Timekeeping FAQ

Institute Policies and Procedures Manual

Quick Start Reference Guide for Common HR Administrative Transactions