Your talent is our greatest asset. Our compensation philosophy supports UVA’s goal to attract, develop, and retain employees and team members using market-based salary ranges and pay practices that reward performance and development.
UVA provides a broad set of guidelines for administering pay within organizations of the University. The goal of the compensation program is to provide a management tool for attracting and retaining the caliber of employees and team members necessary to meet the current and future needs of the organization and for motivating all to achieve our strategic goals and objectives within the organization’s financial stewardship responsibilities.
Competitive Starting Pay
Across all organizations, UVA offers competitive starting pay through utilizing a holistic set of compensable factors to inform salary decisions, including determining initial offers. This approach allows managers to consider salary decisions systematically, resulting in more consistent and equitable decision-making. To understand your pay range, please talk with your manager.
You can advance to a higher pay grade by developing new skills or taking on new responsibilities that allow you to qualify for a high level job.
Rewards and Recognition
Employees may receive bonuses, non-monetary awards, and recognition for demonstrating the values of the University. For more information, view the Rewards and Recognition page.
Incentive Pay includes items such as a sign-on bonuses, retention bonuses, project-based bonus plans, or other variable pay options intended to assist with the recruitment and retention of exceptional or mission-critical employees.