Compensation and Total Rewards Study

The 2019 – 2022 Strategic Planning Committee tasked strategic plan subcommittee members with hosting several listening sessions related to the WORK strategic goal. As a result of the information gathered from the listening sessions, the Strategic Planning Committee determined a Compensation and Total Rewards Study was needed. The goal of the Compensation and Total Rewards Study is to ensure UofL’s jobs and benefits are competitive to the market. The RFP Committee selected Segal, a national firm that has completed similar studies for more than 120 universities, to conduct the study. The university will use the results of this study to:

  Provide opportunities for career development and advancement

  Provide a comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefits package

  Follow “best practice” philosophy and align the university’s job and pay structure with the market (NOTE: There will be no pay decreases in pay as a result of this study)

Our Philosophy

We are committed to the advancement of the Louisville community, the Commonwealth, UofL’s mission and values, and our responsibility for managing the public’s trust. Our total rewards programs support the attraction and retention of superior talent in support of our mission. All total rewards programs are designed to promote the institution’s deep commitment to equity, and inclusion. We are committed to continuously improve our processes to ensure a diverse workforce and fairness in how we compensate. Learn more about our total rewards guiding principles

Project Team and Committees

Project team and committees, along with Segal, a nationally recognized consulting firm with experience conducting compensation and total rewards studies in higher education, will work together to to ensure pay is competitive and our tools, resources and processes are in alignment with best practices.

Project Timeline and Updates

UofL and Segal completed the staff market assessment in July 2023 and the faculty market assessment is to be completed in 2023. Please see the Staff Project Timeline and Faculty Project Timeline for more information. 


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Quick Links

2019 – 2022 Strategic Plan

2023-2025 Strategic Plan

Compensation & Total Rewards Study Timeline webpage

Compensation & Benefits Employee Input Survey webpage

Compensation & Total Rewards Study Peer Groups webpage

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) webpage

Compensation and Total Rewards Study HRtalks session recording

View the 2023 staff pay ranges and grade levels.