Starting Salaries and Range Structure

Columbia University complies with New York City Pay Transparency Law, which requires disclosure of salary ranges in job postings and advertisements.  For questions, please consult with your Senior HR Business Partner.

Starting salaries for new hires should reflect the selected candidate's job related qualifications and experience within available resources.

Salaries over the hiring range must be reviewed and approved by the department’s Senior Human Resources Business Partner.

Salary-range structures are guidelines established to demonstrate the difference in the value to the University of different job levels. Salary ranges provide an orderly method of administering salaries to ensure that jobs of similar responsibility fall within the same grade, that new hires are paid competitively without conflicting with internal salary standards and, that salaries relate to demonstrated levels of performance.