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Pay Guidelines for External Staff

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Setting the pay when you hire an external staff member is done in consultation with your local HR manager or professional, who will help you consider all aspects of the decision.

Note: The Staff Salary Structure (secure login required) identifies the salary range associated with each grade.

Salary for External New Staff Hires

Factors to consider when determining salary offers:

  • Candidate’s knowledge and skills related to the role
  • Candidate’s previous experience related to the role
  • Market rate for the job to be filled
  • Internal equity – how pay compares to the current incumbents’ pay with comparable experience and skills
  • Manager/subordinate pay – how candidate’s pay would compare to his/her manager

Sign-on bonus may be considered for a new hire in unique situations

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