BSU Compensation and Classification Services
Professional Staff Salary Administration Program (PSSAP)
- Salary Surveys
- Benchmark Jobs
- Jobs with no Benchmark
- Management & Professional Titles
- Uniform Minimum Qualifications
Adoption of a Uniform Pay Structure
A salary structure is a hierarchy of pay grades and ranges. It is developed by organizations to ensure consistent and fair compensation, while still allowing for flexibility in unique situations. If an organization believes it has a reasonable grasp of what competition is paying in the same labor market it is competing, the organization will want to ensure that both the pay structure and pay practices are competitive enough to attract and retain the type of talent needed. Just as importantly, though, an organization does not want to pay beyond what the market is paying, especially when funds are limited. Thus, it is always a very careful balancing act to assure knowledge of the current state of the relevant market as well as the current state of finances.
In August 2009, a uniform Professional Staff pay structure was endorsed by the University Administration. Click Here to view this structure. Since the market data from which this structure was developed came from the two CUPA surveys previously discussed, and since the University participates in these two CUPA surveys annually, it is anticipated that this salary structure will be adjusted either annually, or whenever the CUPA data indicates a adjustment is appropriate. This issue is still to be discussed with the University Administration and set in policy.
Last reviewed February 2010