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Compensation Philosophy Objectives

Tulane University recognizes that competitive compensation is the cornerstone for recruiting, retaining, and motivating a diverse and qualified workforce. To this end, the University’s compensation philosophy is to pay all categories of employees at competitive levels established by external labor markets, considering both salary and benefits as a total compensation package.

Market Competitive -  Establish pay levels for positions on the basis of their external competitiveness with relevant labor markets and their relative internal value.

Retain and engage employees - Reward employees on the basis of work performance.

Internally Equitable -  Administer pay equitably and consistently.

Align with Tulane Culture - Establish a compensation policy that is consistent with the management and allocation of funds entrusted by the University.

Attract Top Talent - Maximize the effectiveness of compensation funding based on recruiting, retention, and employee motivational outcomes.

Transparent; Easy to access and understand - Ensure accountability for compliance with all Tulane University policies and procedures and statutory requirements.