MIT Pay Structure

Find information on the pay structure for jobs at MIT.

As part of the Compensation Initiative, MIT's current pay structures were updated in April 2019.

For Administrative, SRS Administrative and Support staff, there is now one pay structure consisting of sixteen pay ranges (1-16). Each year, Compensation will review the pay structure to ensure it remains competitive with the market.

There has been no change to the way pay is administered. Administrative Staff and SRS Administrative Staff will continue to be paid bi-monthly on a salary basis and Support Staff will continue to be paid weekly based on an hourly rate.

Pay structure

The ranges shown below are effective as of April 1, 2019 for Administrative and SRS Administrative staff, and effective as of April 8, 2019 for Support staff.
Pay GradeMinimumMidpointMaximumMinimum (Hourly)Midpoint (Hourly)Maximum (Hourly)
1$33,592$37,710$41,850$16.15$18.13$20.12
2$33,862$40,622$47,382$16.28$19.53$22.78
3$34,798$44,304$53,934$16.73$21.30$25.93
4$36,629$49,629$62,629$17.61$23.86$30.11
5$41,350$56,077$70,720$19.88$26.96$34.00
6$48,714$63,336$78,395$23.42$30.45$37.69
7$54,954$72,862$90,667$26.42$35.03$43.59
8$63,232$83,803$104,374$30.40$40.29$50.18
9$72,758$96,387$120,037$34.98$46.34$57.71
10$83,595$110,822$137,946   
11$100,381$133,037$165,672   
12$120,432$159,640$198,723   
13$144,602$191,568$238,534   
14$173,451$229,840$286,208   
15$208,146$275,787$343,429   
16$249,787$330,928$412,194   

Other Payroll Categories

There is no formal pay structure for Campus Medical and Sponsored Research Technical jobs. It is recommended that hiring ranges be included when posting Campus Medical and Sponsored Research Technical jobs. By providing a hiring range in the posting, applicants applying for a job will know what the range is for the job they are interested in. 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.

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

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


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