Job Classification & Compensation

At PSU the pay for a position is determined by job analysis, collective bargaining agreement, internal comparators, and/or market pay rates for comparable jobs in our industry. Job Classification is when jobs are classified into an existing grade / category structure of hierarchy. Each level in the grade / hierarchy structure has a description and associated salary. Each job is assigned to the grade / category providing the closest match to the job. The classification of a position is decided by comparing the whole job with the appropriate classification / structure.

PSU Position Types

At PSU our employees are categorized by the position types. Familiarity with PSU position types is an important first step in understanding how our jobs are organized throughout the University.

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Job Classification

SEIU Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)

USSE Class Specs


Student Employee Wages & Stipends

SEIU Police Collective Bargaining Agreement

American Association of University Professors (AAUP) CBA

American Federation of Teachers (AFT) CBA

Overtime Eligibility

PSU Classification and Compensation Study AAUP 2019 Salary Rate Tables (Article 30)  Graduate Assistantships

Portland State Classification and Compensation Study

In 2018, Portland State completed its Classification and Compensation Study for Unclassified/Unranked staff positions. The Academic Professionals portion of the project is ongoing. To learn more about the study and to stay up-to-date please visit our project page for the compensation study.

Revised 02/13/2020