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Compensation Overview

The Compensation area of the Office of Human Resources seeks to promote compensation strategies that maximize the recruitment, performance, and retention of quality employees in support of Ohio University's mission and goals.

Through its programs and practices, Ohio University will strive to achieve the following goals:

  • Fair, equitable, and consistent pay practices for all employees
  • Fair, equitable, and consistent pay opportunity for all employees
  • Competitive salaries relative to the appropriate labor market
  • Rewards and recognition for results-based performance and exceptional contributions
  • Written in understandable terms outlining clear procedures for compensation advancement for all employees
  • Credible programs that are easy to understand, communicate, and administer
  • Financial effectiveness and efficiency
  • Compliance with federal, state, and city laws and regulations

The Compensation area of the Office of Human Resources provides position analysis and evaluation; consultation regarding classifications, position descriptions, appropriate pay adjustments, and employee recognition assistance.


The Pay Administration Guidelines are intended to ensure that pay decisions are administered in alignment with the compensation program design and consistently across the institution. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in every aspect of its operations. The University values diversity and seeks talented employees from a variety of backgrounds. Accordingly, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, age of 40 or over, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, military leave, veteran status and any other status protected by law, in matters pertaining to employment. Questions or concerns regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity (EEO) policies and programs should be directed to the Office of Institutional Equity.

Ohio University intends to administer pay in accordance with these guidelines; however, it reserves the right to modify any of the guidelines described in this document without prior notice. Nothing within these guidelines constitutes a contract or guarantee of employment.