Compensation Philosophy

The objective of the university's compensation program is to attract, retain, motivate and reward faculty and staff fairly, equitably and competitively. The university is committed to fair and equitable compensation that compliments the responsibilities of the position and the performance of the incumbents. Read more about our Compensation Philosophy.

Job Descriptions

Includes PSS and MGS job descriptions, and the AP job description format. Please contact Becky Berrevoets regarding job descriptions updates or questions.

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Compensation Information

Review GVSU's full compensation philosophy, as well as information on setting salaries, merit increases, special pay adjustments, and addressing salary and/or title questions.

Hourly Wage Schedules

This page includes Union contracts and wage schedules for Professional Support Staff, Public Safety (Officer & Command), and Maintenance, Grounds and Service. The wage schedules are in the Appendix section toward the back of the contract. 

Minimum Compensation for Faculty

Review the minimum compensation for Tenure Track Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Instructors and Librarian positions.

EAP Compensation Schedule

The compensation schedule for Executive Administrative and Professional Staff positions.

EAP Market Ranges

View market ranges for Executive Administrative and Professional Staff positions.

Non-Tenure Track Faculty Compensation Schedule

The compensation schedule for Visiting Faculty.

Salary Book

The GVSU salary book may be accessed by:

  1. Visiting the Reserve Area of the GVSU Library to view it for the current year. Superseded reports are available at the Seidman House in the Archives.  
  2. Contacting your HR Business Partner to get current pricing and order a copy, or call Human Resources at (616) 331-2215.
  3. Appointing or Executive Officers can view the salary book online.

Benefits Preview

Calculate a preview of a full GVSU benefits package.

Page last modified May 18, 2022