Ohio University

New Hire Compensation

Starting pay for new employees will be determined by considering the pay range associated with the job’s grade, and the candidate’s knowledge, skills, and experience. Hiring managers should take into account pay of other similarly situated employees to ensure equitable compensation decision.

Starting pay offers above the 25th percentile of the pay grade must be reviewed with the Planning Unit and must be approved by Compensation, prior to making the offer. When presenting a request to hire above the 25th percentile, please prepare a justification in writing that indicates why it is appropriate to offer the candidate a rate higher than the 25th percentile. The reasoning should be based upon how the candidate exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, such as experience, skills, certifications and/or education they have that justifies an offer above the 25th percentile.