The Office of Human Resources

Total Rewards Philosophy for Staff

The University aims to attract, engage and retain a diverse, high performing workforce by paying equitably and competitively, while differentiating pay based on performance, and complying with state and federal laws.
  • Competitive Position: In aggregate, the University’s overall base pay target is the market 50th percentile. Competitive position (pay versus market) is measured by a robust annual benchmarking process. However, the pay position for individual employees varies based on their performance, relevant education, work experience and competencies.
  • Benefits: The University provides support for employees’ physical, mental, emotional, and financial health through a robust and competitive set of offerings. This includes comprehensive health plans for medical, dental, and vision care, and financial security, work, and life benefits.
  • Affordability: The University manages its reward programs within budget parameters aligned with the institution’s operating plans and considering economic conditions.

Total rewards are an important part of Brandeis’s investment in its employees as an employer of choice.