March 25, 2022
Dear Staff and Faculty,
I am pleased to announce changes to compensation that will result in an increase in pay for many of our extraordinary employees. The well-deserved increases will be in effect as of the first April payroll. They reflect a strategic investment that will also assist hiring managers with recruiting and retaining talent at a time of market pressures and labor shortages. I want to thank staff in Human Resources and Finance who have worked hard over the past months to develop the program.
increase hourly pay for non-exempt, benefits-eligible employees at the minimum end of the A0-1 range by $1.00 per hour, from $16.71 to $17.71 (a 6.0% increase);
increase wages for all exempt and non-exempt benefits-eligible employees earning up to $85,000 by graduated amounts, as follows:
under $50,000: $1.00 per hour increase
$50,000-$59,000: $.80 per hour increase
$60,000-$85,000: $.60 per hour increase
salaried (exempt) employees in these same salary ranges will receive the equivalent of the hourly increase based on their weekly schedule. For example, a $1.00 per hour increase is the equivalent of $2,080 annually (40 hours over 52 weeks per year);
increase the casual employee minimum wage from $15.00 per hour to $16.00 per hour;
increase the student minimum wage from $14.25 per hour to $15.25 per hour.
Employee groups who have their wages increased as a result of this change will also remain eligible for the 7/1/22 salary pool increase.
If you have any questions about how these changes may affect your pay, please contact the Office of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for all that you do to make Amherst a great place to live, work, and learn.