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New Hire Compensation Guidelines

Purdue’s policy is to hire prospective candidates at a rate that is competitive to the market, commensurate with the skills, knowledge and experience of the candidate, and internally equitable relative to other Purdue employees in the same or similar roles.

The starting compensation rate for a new staff member should be determined by considering the pay band for the job they are being hired into, as well as the qualifications and experience for the job as compared to the job responsibilities.

The following illustration provides guidelines for the appropriate placement in the range based on these factors:


It is the expectation that new hire offers will fall below the midpoint of the pay band. In rare occasions a critical business need, scarcity of a skill or extraordinary candidate qualifications may warrant consideration of an offer above the midpoint. Any offer above the midpoint must be approved prior to making an offer.

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