Fiscal Year 2023 Salary Increases

As Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced earlier today, members of the University of Pittsburgh’s Board of Trustees approved workforce compensation increases for Fiscal Year 20231

The exceptional work of our staff and faculty continues to strengthen our research and academic missions, support our students, and enhance our impact. Faculty and staff did truly heroic work during the COVID-19 pandemic and now face a challenging economic recovery marked by daunting inflation. In recognition of these factors, the Chancellor, Senior Leadership and the University Budget and Planning Committee agreed that an increase in salary was the highest budget priority for this fiscal year. Recognizing and retaining top talent is essential for the University, taking priority over other initiatives this year.

With the goal of recognition and retention of our outstanding faculty and staff, two workforce compensation pools have been approved:

  1. All eligible employees2 who performed at a successful level or higher during the last year will receive a 3.25% increase. Successful staff performance is defined through the Annual Performance Management program and successful faculty performance is defined through the Annual Review of faculty.
  2. Additionally, a 1% pool, which is calculated based on the Responsibility Center (RC) salary budget, is available to make necessary retention-related salary adjustments due to market inequities and to reward those who performed above expectations. These adjustments will be made at the discretion of RC leadership.

Salary increases will be included in Sept. 30 (if paid monthly) or Sept. 9 (if paid biweekly) pay but will retroactively take effect as of July 1, 2022.

Learn more about eligibility requirements and get answers to frequently asked compensation questions by visiting the salary administration resources page. For other questions or concerns, please reach out to your immediate supervisor or contact the University’s Office of Human Resources.    

1 Eligibility for represented faculty is subject to bargaining obligations under the Pennsylvania Public Employe Relations Act (PERA).
2 Represented employees should refer to their Collective Bargaining Agreement for salary increase details.