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. When determining salaries, the following are considered: level of responsibilities, required education, skills and relevant experience, both internal and external equity and budgeted amount.

 

Salary Grades and Ranges

The following are brief descriptions of the University’s salary grades:

Administrative/Clerical/Technical Positions (Grades 21–26): Hourly paid administrative, clerical, or technical support staff positions.

Some of these positions are covered by collective bargaining agreements:

 

Hourly Administrative/Clerical/Technical Positions 

(Grades 21–26) Effective January 1, 2017

Grade

Minimum Salary

21 $15.60
22 $16.43
23 $17.16
24 $18.20
25 $18.83
26 $20.59

 

Professional Librarian Positions (Grades 41–43): Monthly paid professional librarian positions that require a Master in Library Science. These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement, by whom the starting salaries are determined.

 

Information Systems & Technology Positions (Grades 51–60): Monthly paid information systems and technology positions that require a certain level of computer/technical expertise.

Salaried, Monthly Paid Information Services & Technology Positions 

(Grades 51–60) Effective January 1, 2017

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

 

Professional/Administrative Positions (Grades 71–82): Monthly paid professional positions.

Salaried, Monthly Paid Professional Positions*

(Grades 71–82) Effective January 1, 2017

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
82+ Competitive

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