Investing in You

We often speak of the University as being a force for good in the world. Today, we share news that we trust will be a force for good in your world. 

We are thrilled to announce the third and culminating phase of comprehensive enhancements to your compensation: 

  • Award a special 3% increase to all eligible faculty and staff.
  • Increase the starting wage for new hourly employees to $17.50.
  • Increase hourly pay to more than $17.50 for current hourly employees who joined Notre Dame before January 1, 2022, in recognition of your loyalty and to ensure fairness with the new starting wage. Where appropriate, we will put in place similar fairness-based pay increases for eligible exempt employees, beyond the 3% increase referenced above.
  • Increase the starting wage for student employees to $15.

Read the announcement.

Frequently Asked Questions


Eligible employee categories are:

  • Full-time, benefits eligible staff
  • Part-time staff
  • Regular faculty (as defined by the Academic Articles)
  • Undergraduate and graduate hourly student workers

Temporary/on-call employees are not eligible for this increase.



Force For Good In YOUR World

Hear from Executive Vice President, Shannon Cullinan, and new Vice President for Human Resources, Heather Christophersen, discussing the historic investment.