University of Wisconsin–Madison

Compensation Philosophy

The University of Wisconsin–Madison (“university”) is committed to attracting, retaining, and rewarding a highly qualified and diverse workforce, both now and in the future. The university’s job framework and total compensation program support and facilitate these important goals by:

  • Encouraging excellence by rewarding individual contributions that support the university’s mission and goals.
  • Supporting competitive and equitable compensation practices through a job framework, salary structure and clear and flexible salary administrative guidelines.
  • Establishing a foundation for career progression both within and across job groups and sub-groups.
  • Developing a comprehensive benefit package that supports the well-being of our employees and is competitive and market informed.

Guiding principles established in June 2019.

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