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New starting salaries are determined by the candidate’s relevant knowledge, skills, and experience as this relates to the position’s minimum requirements. This information will help determine in which salary range quartile the starting salary will be placed.
Considerations when determining starting salaries include:
When considering new hire starting salaries, either through external recruitment or internal promotion, review of the starting salary should be compared to the unit’s internal employees to ensure consistency and equity within the unit.
The table below provides general criteria for placing starting salaries within appropriate salary range quartiles based upon qualifications.
|1st Quartile||2nd Quartile||3rd Quartile||4th Quartile|
|Description of Minimum Requirements||Candidate is minimally qualified and less experienced. Candidate meets the minimum requirements of the position.||Candidate is fully qualified to perform all duties and responsibilities of the position.||Candidate is a highly experienced professional. Candidate possesses skills, competencies, and capabilities well beyond the minimum requirements.||Candidate has long-term experience. Candidate possesses well established skill sets and performance capabilities.|
A job classified as with a pay grade of 22 has the following hourly rate structure:
Based on the guidelines above: