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 January 1, 2020 for Administrative and SRS Administrative staff, and January 6, 2020 for Support staff.
Pay GradeMinimumMidpointMaximumMinimum (Hourly)Midpoint (Hourly)Maximum (Hourly)
1$34,590$38,834$43,098$16.63$18.67$20.72
2$34,882$41,850$48,797$16.77$20.12$23.46
3$35,838$45,635$55,557$17.23$21.94$26.71
4$37,731$51,126$64,501$18.14$24.58$31.01
5$42,598$57,762$72,842$20.48$27.77$35.02
6$50,170$65,229$80,746$24.12$31.36$38.82
7$56,597$75,046$93,392$27.21$36.08$44.90
8$65,125$86,320$107,515$31.31$41.50$51.69
9$74,942$99,278$123,635$36.03$47.73$59.44
10$86,103$114,147$142,084   
11$103,392$137,028$170,642   
12$124,045$164,429$204,685   
13$148,940$197,315$245,690   
14$178,655$236,735$294,794   
15$214,390$284,061$353,732   
16$257,281$340,856$424,560   

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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