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Staff Compensation

Lehigh University's ability to fulfill our mission and strategic plan depends on our ability to recruit, hire, and retain quality employees.

The guiding principles of our staff compensation plan are:

  • Provide competitive reward opportunities to attract, motivate, retain, and reward talented employees

  • Provide competitive salary levels which reflect the economic value of the job as well as the type and quality of work performed

  • Provide staff pay structures positioned at the median competitive salary level

  • Provide individual salary adjustments based on meritorious performance and contributions to the accomplishment of department and institutional goals.

We are committed to providing a staff compensation plan that is both fair and equitable while recognizing university constraints. Lehigh’s staff compensation plan combines a market-referenced job evaluation process with a flexible salary structure that reflects best practices in compensation design.

Lehigh’s staff compensation plan is part of a larger effort - the Lehigh All Staff Employment Rewards (LASER) program for exempt and nonexempt staff. The program is designed to support the Staff Employment Value Strategy (SEVS).  LASER is also designed to provide managers with tools to reward staff and support personal/professional development opportunities.