UNCW is a highly effective and efficient public university that offers competitive salaries to our faculty and staff. The quality of the education we provide our students depends on hiring and retaining a highly qualified workforce. Employee salaries are determined by various factors based on the market for the specific profession and guidelines provided to us through the UNC system general administration, the UNC Board of Governors, Office of State Personnel and the North Carolina General Assembly. For employees at the higher levels of compensation, where we seek a strong combination of expertise and experience in specialized fields, UNCW must compete in a national market. Recruitment and retention of these highly qualified professionals is dependent on being able to offer competitive salaries.