MIT Pay Structure

Find information on the pay structure for jobs at MIT.

For Administrative, SRS Administrative and Support staff, the pay structure consists of sixteen pay ranges (1-16). Each year, Compensation reviews the pay structure to ensure it remains competitive with the market.

Administrative Staff and SRS Administrative Staff are paid semimonthly on a salary basis and Support Staff are paid weekly based on an hourly rate.

Pay structure

Pay ranges effective July 1, 2021 for Administrative, SRS Administrative staff, and Support staff.
Pay GradeMinimumMidpointMaximumMinimum (Hourly)Midpoint (Hourly)Maximum (Hourly)
1$35,630$40,000$44,390$17.13$19.23$21.34
2$35,930$43,105$50,260$17.27$20.72$24.16
3$36,915$47,005$57,225$17.75$22.60$27.51
4$38,865$52,660$66,435$18.69$25.32$31.94
5$43,875$59,495$75,030$21.09$28.60$36.07
6$51,675$67,185$83,170$24.84$32.30$39.99
7$58,295$77,300$96,195$28.03$37.16$46.25
8$67,080$88,910$110,740$32.25$42.75$53.24
9$77,190$102,255$127,345$37.11$49.16$61.22
10$88,685$117,570$146,345   
11$106,495$141,140$175,760   
12$127,765$169,360$210,825   
13$153,410$203,235$253,060   
14$184,015$243,835$303,640   
15$220,820$292,585$364,345   
16$265,000$351,080$437,300   

Other Payroll Categories

While there is no formal pay structure for Sponsored Research Technical jobs, the FTE minimum salary for Sponsored Research Technical staff is $47,476.

It is recommended that hiring ranges be included when posting Sponsored Research Technical jobs. This will give potential applicants a sense of the likely salary. To establish this range, hiring managers are advised to work with their Compensation Specialist, who will analyze the market, review comparable jobs at the Institute and examine internal equity.

For more information about Sponsored Research appointments, see MIT Policies and Procedures Section 5.2.


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