The Office of Human Resources’ Compensation team provides consultation services regarding interpretation and use of market data, planning for use of budgeted dollars, compensation program design and assistance with salary/equity studies.

Compensation Philosophy

The Ohio State University believes that competitive total rewards are a key element in recruiting, retaining and rewarding the staff needed to fulfill the university’s mission. Our goal is to include competitive salaries as a component of a competitive total rewards framework by using systems and programs that are clearly communicated to staff and easily administered by managers. Total rewards will be administered equitably and consistently across the university. In order to fulfill its mission, The Ohio State University must attract, motivate and retain an outstanding staff.

The following key objectives supports this mission:

  • To establish total reward levels for positions on the basis of their relative internal worth and external competitiveness within relevant labor markets;
  • To establish and advance a performance-driven culture where senior administration (to include the President, Deans and Provosts) are rewarded on the basis of their individual effectiveness and furtherance of university goals;
  • To establish a policy that balances total rewards market levels with the internal business conditions of the university;
  • To comply with federal and state laws and regulations to manage risk
  • To ensure the university is managing total rewards within existing budgetary constraints