Richmond Home

Setting Starting Salaries for New Hires

Setting a starting salary involves a review by Human Resources of a position's responsibilities and requirements, as well as the skills and experience of the incumbent, using the salary range associated with the position's grade as the guideline. The following factors are considered when defining the starting salary:

Individual Pay
Human Resources will set pay within the salary grade collaboratively with the hiring manager, based on the applicant's skills and experience. Less skilled and experienced applicants would be paid lower in the range; more skilled and experienced applicants would be paid higher in the range.

Review Internal Equity
Human Resources will conduct a review of salaries of current employees in similar positions to ensure internal equity.