5.6 CompensationThe archdiocese and its parishes, schools, and
operating units seek to provide just compensation within available
financial resources. The archdiocesan compensation structure consists of
pay grades that refer to corresponding compensation ranges. Compensation
for school staff is set annually by the Department of Catholic Schools at recommended compensation levels,
reflected in written agreements for teaching staff, principals, and certain
administrators, and in hourly wage or salary scales for those who
do not have written agreements. The structure is reviewed annually and
adjusted as necessary within available financial resources. Compensation
ranges are established to reflect differing levels of performance and
experience. Each range has a designated minimum, midpoint, and maximum.
At the time of hire, an employee's compensation is normally placed
between the minimum and midpoint of the wage range depending on prior
experience and education. The Human Resources Department and person in
charge are responsible for establishing the pay grade with a prospective
employee.Compensation for clergy and religious is set in accordance with archdiocesan policy as described in Religious Staff, Priest Personnel Policies and Guidelines, and Clergy – Deacons.