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Compensation & BEnefits

Employee compensation and benefits is one of the hardest topics for many to discuss. Developing an effective total compensation system will improve employee satisfaction, increase retention, and strengthen your recruiting efforts.

Total Rewards: Total rewards include all financial and experiential incentives, rewards, and benefits provided to employees by their employer. Includes all four quadrants in the matrix.

Total Compensation: The bottom section of the matrix which includes “Benefits” and “Compensation”.

Why focus on Comp? see HCLE slide

Compensation Toolkit

Resources to help you examine whether compensation is internally equitable, externally competitive, and legally compliant.

  • Understanding Compensation- Introduces key terms associated with compensation. (coming soon)

  • Benchmarking Tip Sheet- Learn how to assess your school or district’s pay competitiveness. (coming soon)

  • Benchmarking Resources

  • Pay Equity Analysis- Provides guidance (coming soon)

  • Salary Schedule Design Guide (coming soon)

  • Compliance Resources

Strategic Compensation in Ohio

With support from the Teacher Incentive Program (TIF), 23 Ohio districts designed and implemented educator compensation systems to reward great teaching and leadership. Aligned with each district’s culture and goals, these award programs were developed collaboratively with staff, district and building leaders, board members, and community members.

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I’ve seen our district go from people’s shoulders being slumped and feeling beat down to carrying themselves in a completely different posture—and feeling proud about what’s happening.
— Chris Burrows, Superintendent, Georgetown


Benefits Toolkit