Human Resources


The greatest resource of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is its staff. As such, the compensation program is designed to support our efforts to attract, recruit, and retain the highest quality staff. WHOI strives to provide fair and competitive compensation to employees based on external and internal values, performance, contribution, and impact to the Institution’s mission.

Pay practices have been established to ensure fair, consistent, and nondiscriminatory administration of the program. Placement and movement of individual employees within their earning potential range is influenced by performance (merit), internal equity, and competencies.

» View the Nondiscrimination Provision (pdf)

Compensation Services

Overview of services, guidelines and FAQs pertaining to compensation wage and salary administration.

Promotion & Advancement

In order to properly reward employees for good performance and advancement of skills, an orderly and equitable promotion system has been established within the Institution.