Professional and Scientific Compensation

How to Find Your Salary and Pay Level

  1. Log into Employee Self Service and go to “My ePersonnel File” in the left hand column under the “Personal” tab. 
  2. Identify the two digit P&S Pay Level code for your classification.  (This code will be a number followed by either the letters “A” or “B”, such as 3A).
  3. Select the link below your pay code to take you to your pay structure in the compensation plan.  Use your code to find the market range and median zone for your job classification.

Compensation Plan

Effective July 1, 2017

The University compensation plan is refreshed each year following an analysis of the most recent market data.  Salary survey data is drawn from different geographical markets and business sectors for benchmark jobs to determine whether a change needs to be made in any market range and median zone in order to remain competitive for the recruitment and retention of University staff.  Market data for seventy additional benchmark jobs were utilized in the most current analysis, with all benchmark jobs representing approximately 75% of the Professional and Scientific staff.

Because salary markets for the variety of University jobs will change at different rates, the changes resulting from the annual survey analysis will also vary between levels and pay structures.  For the pay structures effective July 1, 2017, the changes in the market ranges and median zones range from 0.5-2 percent from the previous structures. 

Individual salary decisions for FY18 are based upon job performance and salary position in relation to the latest market range and median zone information.  Variations in responsibility, performance, funding, and job specific market conditions should also be reflected appropriately in future salary decisions.


Compensation and Classification

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your ePersonnel file in Self Service now displays your P&S Pay Level, which is a two digit code consisting of one number and the letters “A” or “B”.  Use the link provided on the ePersonnel file page to go to your pay structure.  There you will see the current market range and median zone for your classification.

The median zone represents the midpoints (medians) of the market data collected on benchmark jobs.  It does not represent the typical range of actual salaries paid.  The normal range of salaries paid is represented by the market range.  Within the range, different salary rates will reflect different levels of responsibility, funding, and job specific market considerations.  The previous University compensation plan did not have a direct relationship to market salary rates, and the new redesign is the first time we have brought market information into developing our pay ranges.  This information provides a new reference point in determining future salary increases.  Of the University salaries outside their median zone, they approximate a normal bell curve with slightly more above than below the median zone, consistent with our past analysis that UI salaries overall have been average or slightly above our peer institutions.

It could mean that you are underpaid for your job in comparison to the labor market; however, any salary consideration must also look at your performance in the context of your job responsibilities.  University Human Resources is working with the colleges/divisions and departments to look at individual salaries paid below their market range, with the goal to bring individuals with satisfactory performance to at least their market range minimum as soon as funding is available. This must occur no later than July 2014.  (This group is less than 2% of UI staff.) Future July 1 salary decisions will depend on your performance within the context of your responsibilities, the relative position of your salary within the market range, and the availability of funding. Over time, these considerations may improve your competitive position in the market range.