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HR Compensation Office

The university's objective is to provide employees with a total compensation package, comprised of both salary and fringe benefits, that recognizes and rewards performance and productivity while maintaining a competitive market position and internal equity.

A New Classification and Compensation Program

UTHSC Human Resources and HR Offices across the state created a new program for classification and compensation. The program offers a new and simplified classification standard for staff and is compatible with the our financial/human resources system, IRIS.

The program is designed to meet several goals, including:

  • Maintain one classification program for all staff members across the State.
  • Maintain standardized criteria for classification.
  • Evaluate jobs consistently throughout the University.

Performance Review

Annual performance reviews are a key component of employee development. For more information, view the online Performance Review policy.

Salary Schedule

The salary schedule for staff and prospective employees of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center applies to all locations below. The current market ranges for regular staff employees is effective as of January 1, 2021.  

Regular Staff Employees

  • UTHSC Chattanooga/Knoxville Campus 

     - Counties: Anderson, Blount, Bradley, Hamilton, Knox, Loudon, Roane, Sevier

  • UTHSC Memphis/Nashville Campus

     - Counties: Cheatham, Davidson, Fayette, Robertson, Rutherford, Shelby, Sumner, Tipton, Williamson, Wilson

Position Description Forms & Training

Below are links to the Classification Request Form and the Position Description Form.  Supervisors should complete both forms when reorganizing departments, creating new positions, looking to fill vacant positions or submitting positions for evaluation and reclassification. A Position Description documents a specific set of essential functions and qualifications for one unique position. It is a formal document describing how a position fits within the unit and organization. Accurate and up-to-date position descriptions are an important component for evaluating performance and for ensuring an employee is at the correct pay level. Position descriptions also aid in making decisions about fair and competitive pay.

The Handouts and Training Presentation PowerPoints give more details about the PD process and also some examples.


Compensation Leader

Damon Davis
Deputy Human Resources Officer and Compensation Director


Chebrew Leonard Compensation Admin

Chebrew Leonard
Compensation Administrator


Apr 30, 2024