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BYU Compensation and Benefits Overview


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Brigham Young University strives to provide compensation and benefits that are competitive with comparable local and national external labor markets to attract, motivate, and retain excellent employees who contribute to its mission. BYU's goal is to pay within five percent of external market base pay rates and to offer employee benefits that promote work-life balance and provide affordable high-quality healthcare.


Using extensive and trusted third-party salary survey data, the compensation department reviews BYU’s pay relative to the market for administrative and staff positions at least annually.

For 2022, BYU’s administrative and staff salaries, on average, continue to be within five percent of average salaries in the comparable external market.

For more information on BYU’s compensation practices and the salary surveys used, visit

Medical and dental premiums and copayments for BYU employees are generally lower than those of comparable employers. BYU contributes more toward an employee’s premium than most employers typically do.

For 2022, third-party benefits survey data shows that medical premiums for BYU employees are 15-20% lower, on average, than medical premiums charged at other national and local employers, allowing our employees to keep more of what they earn.

BYU offers 13 paid holidays per calendar year (the external market average is 8 days).

BYU offers 12 paid vacation days per calendar year for new staff employees with the ability to receive up to 22 days based on length of service. BYU offers 22 paid vacation days per calendar year for all administrative employees. The external market average starts at 11 days and is capped at 20 days based on length of service.

BYU offers 12 paid sick days per calendar year (the external market average is 8 days).

In addition to the excellent health, dental and leave benefits listed above, BYU also offers:

  • A generous retirement plan
  • Up to a 4% employer match on 401(k) contributions
  • Paid medical maternity and parental leave
  • Tuition benefit at CES schools
  • An employee assistance program (EAP)
  • On-campus discounts
  • Access to campus facilities and resources, and more

In summary, BYU’s overall benefits package is more generous on average than benefits offered by comparable national and local employers.

For more information on BYU’s benefits offerings, visit