Faculty are paid monthly on the last business day of each month, by direct deposit. For additional information regarding direct deposit, please visit

Pay statements detailing all earnings and deductions are made available online on payday. Pay statements can be accessed through University portal, PRISM Login, PHR Employee Self-Service Responsibility.

Information for new faculty can be found on the payroll website at Information regarding taxation, deductions, and other payroll information can be found under the Faculty My Pay page at If you have any questions, please submit an inquiry to the Payroll Department at

The Payroll Department is located at Craig Hall, 200 South Craig Street, 2nd Floor, phone 412-624-8070.

Overload Pay

It is University policy to assign work on an overload basis only in the most pressing circumstances. If the work is necessary, the allowable overload payment in an academic year may not, under any circumstances, exceed 25 percent of the contract salary. Summer earnings are not considered part of the contract salary and, therefore, a faculty member may not receive overload payment on these earnings.

For additional information, refer to University Policy 02-06-02, Payroll Base Period and Overload Pay.

Salary Increases

Annual faculty salary increases are determined through procedures outlined in University Policy 07-09-01, Salary Increase. The size of the total pool of funds for salary increases is determined as part of the annual operating budget by the Chancellor, with the active participation of the University Planning and Budgeting Committee (UPBC), and subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.

The total pool for salary increases has the following four components: (1) maintenance of real salary, (2) merit increases, (3) equity adjustments, and (4) market adjustments. The portion of the total pool devoted to each of the four components is determined by the Chancellor, with the active participation of the UPBC, in response to needs for each purpose identified through the planning and budgeting system.

For additional information, refer to University Policy 07-09-01, Salary Increase.