Job Families & Staff Salary Ranges

Job Families

Job Families are groupings of jobs with similar functions, roles, or skills. Each job family consists of different levels, or job classifications. 

There are a total of 24 job families and 83 job classifications within the University’s Staff Classification System. Explore each job family below:

Administrator Human Resources
Administrative Support Instructional Development
Buyer Library
Campus Police & Security Maintenance Services
Child Development Media / Photography
Communications Precision Production
Dental Printing
Development Research
Electronics Research Scientist
Facilities Secretary
Financial Student Services
Health Professional Systems / Programmer


Review the Job Family Grid below for an explanation of the fields within each job family.

To compare different job classifications, utilize the Job Classification Comparison tool.

Job Family Grid Glossary

Education/Experience Defines the typical levels of experience, training, and education that are required for that job classification. Relevant experience may be substituted for education.
Common Activities Outlines some of the common responsibilities, duties, and activities shared by jobs at that classification level.
Typical Working Titles Provides suggested working titles that are common to jobs in that classification.
Organizational Impact Describes the level of impact that jobs in that classification typically have on the operations of the area/department.
Problem Solving Outlines the types of problems faced and the methods used to solve them. In addition, describes the level of supervision and the amount of guidance and authoritative advice available.
Supervision Relates the level and scope of supervisory responsibility carried by jobs in that classification.
Contact Level Describes the spoken and written forms of communication that the job typically has with internal and external clients.
Financial/Budget Conveys the level of responsibility and input that the job has with respect to financial and budgetary matters.

Staff Salary Ranges

The University is committed to annually reviewing and recommending adjustments to the pay structure, taking into consideration market and economic factors. If warranted, pay structure adjustments are effective on July 1, to coincide with the beginning of the University's fiscal year. 

The University's pay structure is comprised of 12 pay grades, and each University staff job classification is assigned to one of the 12 pay grades. Each pay grade is assigned a salary range which defines:

  • Minimum Salary: Represents the lowest amount a new employee would earn while learning the job
  • Midpoint Salary: Represents the targeted level of pay for a competent, seasoned performer
  • Maximum Salary: Represents the highest amount a highly experienced employee who consistently exceeds job requirements would earn.

Review this PDF that lists Job Classifications, Pay Grades, and Salary Ranges (FY19)