Being promoted involves taking on significantly greater responsibilities in a job that is assigned to a higher pay band. Such a move generally warrants an increase in base salary to recognize these additional responsibilities and to ensure that the incumbent’s pay is consistent with market and internally for the new job. (An exception might occur if the employee’s current salary is very high in the band for his/her current job.)
Human Resources and department supervisors will collaborate to develop an appropriate salary within the new pay band, based on the employee’s competencies, knowledge, experience, and performance. Since circumstances vary and each employee has a different pay history, it is important to consider multiple factors when making pay decisions relating to promotions. The chart below can be used as a guide to determine an appropriate increase for a promotion to a higher band. Consider how each criteria statement applies to the employee and plot the assessment on the corresponding line. After plotting each of the criteria, a pattern is likely to be evident. This pattern will help develop an appropriate increase recommendation.