The University of Virginia’s compensation philosophy emphasizes the University’s investment in employees and recognizes that employee talent is our greatest asset. Our compensation philosophy supports the University’s goal of attracting, developing, and retaining employees through the use of market-relevant salary ranges and pay practices to reward performance and employee development. University Human Resources provides the information, tools, and training necessary to assist management and our high-performing and diverse workforce.

HR collaborates with schools and departments to manage pay for all full- and part-time University Staff, using the eight components of UVA’s compensation management program:

  • Market-based pay ranges

  • Competitive Starting pay

  • Merit increases

  • Promotion pay

  • Reward and Recognition

  • Supplemental/Differential pay

  • Incentives – exceptional recruitment, retention and project based

  • Strategic Compensation Alignment