Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.04
Liaison Prabhakar Shrestha
Submission Date Jan. 13, 2023

STARS v2.2

New Jersey Institute of Technology
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.01 / 3.00 Prabhakar Shrestha
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
26.87 US/Canadian $

Percentage of employees that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):

Does the institution have significant contractors with employees that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations?:

A list or brief description of significant on-site contractors:

Percentage of employees of on-site contractors known to receive a living wage or be covered by collective bargaining agreements (i.e., union contracts):

Total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular, part-time or full-time employee or pay grade meets or exceeds what percentage of the living wage?:
None of the above (i.e. the lowest paid regular employee or pay grade earns less than the living wage)

A brief description of the minimum total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid employee or pay grade:
1) 63.20 percent of the lowest paid employees meet or exceed the living wage's hourly rate
2)67.29% of the lowest paid full-time employees meet or exceed living wage's hourly rate

We do not have a defined total compensation philosophy, but we are working towards one. We have a mixed population of full-time, part-time, temporary and adjunct employees. For full-time staff & faculty, we pay above NJ's minimum wage; but the lowest rate is $17.06, which is below NJ's living wage for a family of 4 (2 working adults, 2 children).

Has the institution made a formal commitment to pay a living wage?:

A copy or brief description of the institution’s written policy stating its commitment to a living wage:

Website URL where information about employee compensation is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
The latest living wage figure for Essex County is $26.87

The calculation for salary was provided by Senior Compensation Analyst for NJIT.

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