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Ithaca, NY 14850
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Cornell's faculty and staff compensation programs aim to support outstanding education and services through competitively recruiting, developing and rewarding high-quality faculty and staff.

Staff Compensation

Cornell pays competitively in relation to the pay for comparable work at comparable employers within demonstrated labor markets. Market competitive pay varies by job family and job classification throughout the 9 pay bands. Individual pay is based on responsibilities, position-related qualifications, experience and performance in concert with college/unit guidelines. Applicants are advised to review current job postings for further information. Supervisors should confer with their college/unit HR representative for specific pay data on any job classification and visit Tools for Managers: Classifying Positions, Titles and Salaries.

Staff have many opportunities for performance-based pay advancement including: Merit Salary Improvement Programs, Position Enhancement, Promotions and Variable Pay.

General Recruiting Ranges

The links below provide an overview of the work and general recruiting ranges for each job family. General recruiting ranges indicate the Cornell band minimums, which are often lower than the job classification's recommended competitive starting pay and are often exceeded for exceptional candidates.

Academic Support Finance/Budget/Planning
Administration Health
Alumni Affairs and Development Human Resources
Athletics Library/Museum
Auxiliary Services Service/Facilities
Communications/Marketing Student Services
Information Technology Technical


Staff Position Classification

Additional information including position descriptions, job title summaries, university staff list, job titles and codes, and department codes.