Exempt Guidelines

Exempt positions are managerial, administrative and professional. They are salaried positions that are not subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Exempt employees are ineligible to receive overtime and, a full-time commitment typically requires a minimum of 40 hours per work week. Exempt employees are expected to work the hours necessary to complete assignments on a schedule that satisfies the requirements of the job.

Pay Band:  The University of Maryland, College Park uses a broad-band structure for Exempt staff. This type of structure provides the flexibility that is needed to meet the needs of a diverse campus. A pay band refers to the level within the University of Maryland, College Park’s “broad-banded” pay structure for Exempt employees. The Exempt Salary Structure has five pay bands. Positions are assigned pay bands based on different criteria to include, but are not limited to:

  • Scope
  • Responsibility level
  • Depth of required knowledge and expertise
  • Fiscal accountability
  • Breadth and depth of on the impact of the organization

Within the pay bands, individual target hiring ranges are set for each position, which will be further defined in these guidelines.


Last updated: October 4, 2016

Last updated: October 4, 2016