6.1 Staff Compensation Program
The compensation team evaluates pay practices and market conditions, participates in surveys, and supports managers and the HR department with position classification, position descriptions, and salary recommendations.
Positions at Middlebury College are grouped according to content in one of four career bands. Within each band, there are multiple levels with salary ranges associated with them. Middlebury College is committed to maintaining a competitive staff compensation program in order to attract and retain the most qualified employees. We remain committed to the goal of having the midpoint of our salary ranges reflect the 80th percentile of available external market data. This means that the 80th percentile of all the salaries in the positions that salary data is available for as a group in each band and level will be the midpoint of the salary range for that band and level. It does not mean that all employees in each job will be at the 80th percentile of that data.
As described in the Administrative Guidelines, the College's program relies on the tools below for assigning positions to a Career Band and Level.