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RISD Compensation Program

Our compensation program is designed to be:

  • transparent
  • socially equitable and inclusive
  • administratively simple and adaptable to the changing needs of our workforce
  • financially sustainable
  • compliant with all applicable laws, including the Rhode Island Pay Equity Act and other equal pay laws, equal employment opportunity laws, benefits regulations and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • aligned with the mission and values of our institution

The downtown Providence riverwalk, which runs alongside the hear of RISD campus

Salary Administration Process

Find information about RISD’s salary administration process, including position descriptions, salary grade structures and a helpful glossary of terms.

Salary Adjustments

Aon Compensation Project Updates

RISD partnered with Aon, an objective and external third-party compensation advisor, to help create a consistent and modern framework that aligns with the institution’s mission, incorporates best practices, is fair and compliant, and enables the recruitment, retention and reward of RISD employees.