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Annual Increases

Staff Employees

Following the university’s review of the local market survey data and when funds are available, the university will grant an annual salary increase to staff employees.  Each July, pay increases will be granted to staff employees that are below the maximum of their position’s pay grade and who have performed at an acceptable level as set forth in the performance management program.  Regular, benefit based non-exempt employees hired on or before April 1 are eligible for this increase. The pool for increases is approved each year by the Board of Trustees.  In addition, the university may adjust the salary grades to reflect the average salary range in the San Diego area. Staff Increases may include:

  • Increases to bring pay rates to the new range minimums, if applicable.
  • A merit component of varying amounts which employees may or may not receive based on individual performance.  Because this component of the annual increases is merit based, it is important that annual performance evaluations are conducted to provide a basis for determination and approval of the increase.
  • Bonus Awards, which are awarded only in years that there is no shift in the pay grades, to reward employees whose rate is at the grade maximum.

Administrative Employees

Salaried administrative employees of the University of San Diego are eligible for merit based salary increases once a year based on the availability of funds, performance and approval by the appropriate vice president.  In most cases, the effective date for administrative employee increases is July 1.  The pool for increases is approved each year by the Board of Trustees. In addition, the university may adjust the salary grades to reflect changes in market data/cost of living.  If applicable, administrative employees may be eligible for increases to bring pay rates to the new range minimums. Because annual increases are merit based, it is important that annual performance evaluations are conducted to provide a basis for determination and approval of the increase.