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The Compensation Division of the Office of Human Resources supports Northwestern's educational and research endeavors by collaborating with key administrators to develop, manage and administer competitive, equitable, and innovative compensation programs designed to attract, engage and retain our staff. 

We provide a wide range of services and tools that enable leaders to recognize, reward, and reinforce excellence in employee performance. Contact one of our experienced consultants for all of your pay program and job design questions, including:

Establishing or updating jobs and positions

  • Job Descriptions
  • Job families and matrices
  • Position management

Salary Administration

  • Exempt versus non-exempt
  • Job analysis, job family creation and job description development
  • Job/market pricing
  • Policy questions (e.g. promotional or job change guidelines)
  • Additional pay overview/approval