Salary Determination Home>Money>Compensation>Salary Determination What you need to know Offering Sandians competitive compensation is an important part of our overall employment proposition. Sandia determines and manages employees’ compensation, through the salary determination process. This considers your: Highest relevant educational degree Specific discipline (for example, chemical engineering or accounting) Relevant experience and skills Unique job market factors or requirements Table of contents About the Salary Determination Process Sandia’s salary determination process ensures we apply consistent guidelines for determining base salary. In addition, we use this process to make adjustments if needed over time, for example, when your job changes and as your career progresses. Back to top chevron-up Market Bands Every position at Sandia is assigned to a market band. The market bands establish a range (minimum, midpoint, and maximum) for each position’s base salary. Tier 1 Market Band Structure Tier 2 Market Band Structure Tier 3 Market Band Structure Back to top chevron-up Job Descriptions and Titles When you join Sandia, you are assigned a job code, level, title, and job description. Your level and your job responsibilities and title, and additional factors, including your qualifications, experience, and education, determine where you fall within a position’s salary range. Job descriptions provide a summary of a job’s primary duties and responsibilities, and the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position. Sandia’s job families cover both non-represented and represented positions. View the full Sandia job repository here. Back to top chevron-up Salary Adjustments Your salary may change under several additional circumstances; for example, if you are: Promoted Change jobs Take a acting management assignment Become a manager Relocate to a new site (for example, move from NM to CA) Get more details through HR Solutions. Back to top chevron-up Check out your next opportunity with Sandia! Sandia is committed to hiring and promoting from within. The most current open positions are posted at sandia.gov. Support for issues big and small Financial wellness resources support you and your family – at every stage and age. Financial Wellness Resources Anchor point for link block Get More Details Salary Determination Evaluate and Classify Jobs/Positions Quick Tip Hiring a new employee? Hiring managers can refer to manager resources to learn more about the steps and process for recruiting new employees – from posting a job, to determining competitive compensation, to onboarding a new hire.