Effective Sept. 1, 1997
Most exempt positions at Stanford are assigned to curve ranges for salary-setting purposes. The lower and upper curve lines define the possible minimum and maximum salary for an employee.
The curve ranges are designed to provide a general framework for setting salaries, while allowing supervisors sufficient flexibility to consider such important factors as individual performance, internal equity, external market pressures, and years of experience. These factors are the key considerations in the salary-setting process.
Each curve is designed to accommodate a variety of job groups that track different job markets. Therefore, salary placement within the curve limits (or "percent on curve") is significant only in comparison with salary placement of similar jobs.
Graphs of salary ranges: