Salary Adjustments

Dear all,

Thank you for all you have done to help the College through these many months of the pandemic. As a result of your efforts, we are pleased to announce that all employees will be receiving an additional one percent increase to their salary for the current fiscal year.

When we were facing the many unknowns of the pandemic, we were careful in our commitments and conservative in our projections about the expected financial state of the College. Due to your hard work in helping ensure a safe and healthy learning environment, we maintained a vibrant, on-campus experience throughout the pandemic. As a result, we averted the worst of the potential economic fallout, which enables us now to provide this salary increase.

This increase applies to all employees—faculty, administrators, and staff—and will be retroactive to July 1 or to your start date if you joined Vassar after July 1 of this year. The retroactive revision will be paid in a lump sum by the end of December 2021, and then reflected in all future paychecks.

Because the raise is retroactive to July 1, it will become part of your base salary and be calculated into your retirement contributions for 2021. Any increases in 2022 will be based on your new salary, which includes this 1% increase.

Your new salary will be viewable in Vassar’s Workday system on or after December 17. You may access your salary in Workday by following these steps:

  •  Log into Workday.
  • Click on the profile or cloud icon in the top right of the home screen.
  • Click on View Profile.
  • On your profile page, in the menu on the left, click on Compensation to view your salary or hourly rate.

If you have questions, contact Human Resources, at or call 845-437-5820.

We are so grateful for each of you and your tremendous commitment to the wellbeing of our students and one another. Thank you all for helping Vassar navigate through the adversity presented by COVID-19. We would not be where we are today without you.

In admiration,  

Elizabeth H. Bradley, President
Anthony Friscia, Board Chair