Ohio State posts employee salary data online
Move focuses on further advancing transparency
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University is breaking new ground for transparency among public universities in Ohio by making all non-student employee salaries available to the public in an online, searchable web-based application. The Office of Human Resources is hosting the salary information at https://hr.osu.edu/services/statistics-reports/.
“Ohio State should be the trusted source of salary information for internal users, job applicants, the media and researchers who are interested in payroll data,” said Susan Basso, senior vice president for talent, culture and human resources.
“The university is an attractive workplace, and the demand for jobs is high,” Basso said. “As a major Ohio employer and one of the nation’s largest universities, it makes good sense for Ohio State to give the public easy access to some of its most sought-after data.”
In calendar year 2017, 42,670 faculty and staff received $2.5 billion in total earnings – representing a one-year employee headcount increase of 1,855 (4.5 percent) and a 6.4 percent increase over the 2016 $2.35 billion payroll budget. The 2017 median annual base salary stood at $48,173, compared to $47,661 in 2016 – a 1.1 percent increase.
Two types of data are available on the Human Resources website: Users may enter a name, department, title or salary range to search for base salary information in the web-based application. A second option is available to download Excel spreadsheets of total employee earnings for calendar year 2017, which includes bonuses, overtime, deferred compensation, and vacation and sick leave payouts in addition to base salary. The data will be updated throughout the calendar year.