Salaries

To attract and retain the most talented individuals, Boston University maintains a flexible and competitive compensation policy.

Salaries are a critical component of total rewards, which is why the University considers an individual’s specific experience and education as it relates to the requirements of a position.

Salary Grades

The following are brief descriptions of the University’s salary grades (see Salary Ranges below for details):

  • Grades 21–26: Hourly paid administrative, clerical, or technical support staff positions. Some of these positions are covered by collective bargaining agreements.
  • Grades 41–43: Monthly paid professional librarian positions that require a Master in Library Science. These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
  • Grades 51–60: Monthly paid information systems and technology positions that require a certain level of computer/technical expertise.
  • Grades 71–82: Monthly paid professional positions.

Administrative/Clerical/Technical Positions (Grades 21–26)

New employees will typically be offered hourly starting salaries between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

Professional Librarian Positions (Grades 41–43)

The starting salaries for these positions are governed by a collective bargaining agreement.

Information Systems & Technology Positions (Grades 51–60)

Annual starting salaries are based on a number of factors, including but not limited to education, experience, and other requirements of the specific position. Boston University recognizes that today’s market for information services and technology specialists is very competitive. To recruit the most talented staff, the University maintains a competitive policy toward starting salaries for these positions.

Professional/Administrative Positions (Grades 71–82)

Annual starting salaries are based on a number of factors, including but not limited to education, experience, and other requirements of the specific position. Boston University recognizes that today’s market for information services and technology specialists is very competitive. To recruit the most talented staff, the University maintains a competitive policy toward starting salaries for these positions.

Salary Ranges

Boston University’s salary structure is based on a grade system. Grades are determined based on a number of factors, including but not limited to education, experience, and other requirements of the specific position. Varying levels of experience and skill sets are represented within each Grade.

Hourly Paid Positions Represented by Local 2324 (as specified in the Collective Bargaining Agreement)
(Grades 21–26) Effective June 30, 2014

Grade Minimum Midpoint Maximum
21 $15.00 $17.80 $23.10
22 $15.80 $18.70 $23.80
23 $16.50 $19.60 $25.50
24 $17.50 $20.50 $26.60
25 $18.10 $21.40 $28.20
26 $19.80 $23.50 $31.20

Hourly Administrative & Technical Positions
(Grades 21–26) Effective January 1, 2015

Grade Minimum Salary
21 $15.00
22 $15.80
23 $16.50
24 $17.50
25 $18.10
26 $19.80

Salaried, Monthly Paid Information Services & Technology Positions
(Grades 51–60) Effective January 1, 2015

Grade Minimum Salary
51 $38,800
52 $43,650
53 $49,100
54 $54,800
55 $61,600
56 $68,900
57 $77,350
58 $86,650
59 $97,250
60 $108,850

Salaried, Monthly Paid Professional Positions*
(Grades 71–82) Effective January 1, 2015

Grade Minimum Salary
71 $33,300
72 $36,850
73 $41,100
74 $44,700
75 $49,950
76 $55,600
77 $62,150
78 $69,500
81 $80,350
82 $91,900

*Excludes positions that are provided with University housing and meals.