University of Wisconsin–Madison


The University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Wisconsin System are engaged in a redesign of job title and compensation structures. The Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project will result in relevant and market-informed titles to help us keep and grow our outstanding workforce.


There are currently more than 1,800 distinct job titles across UW System campuses. We have designed a new job framework to organize job titles and create consistent job descriptions. The framework will help you see options for career development at UW–Madison.

Total Compensation

Pay and benefits make up your total compensation. We are comparing our jobs with similar titles and work done in peer institutions and other organizations to create a market based pay structure.

We are also surveying benefits eligible employees to learn your preferences for work/life and leave benefits. The survey results will help us determine recommendations for the future. (Benefits that are regulated by the state of Wisconsin, such as healthcare and retirement, are not a part of TTC Project.)

Employee Involvement

Employee involvement is essential to the success of the project. The project has engaged thousands of UW–Madison employees in project teamwork, interviews, forums, listening sessions, and orientations.