Offer Package Considerations

Below are some helpful steps hiring departments can take before, during and after extending an offer:

  • Discuss our total compensation offer as a complete package and then breakdown various elements
  • Outline the salary offer and address any external market factors and internal equity as needed
  • Know in advance of any room to negotiate. For questions on salary negotiations, contact HR Compensation at x2723.
  • Outline WSU benefits
    • You may direct top candidate to HR website at https://www.wright.edu/human-resources/benefits
    • Benefits to highlight include medical, specifically HDHP with HSA contributions, retirement, and vacation
    • As relevant, promote that we have the mandatory retirement, but also offer two supplemental options (403b and 457 plans).
    • Share tuition remission benefit and any pertinent professional development or training available
    • If requested, be prepared to highlight family-friendly offerings, such as dual career program, child care, lactation space, flexible work arrangements, adoption assistance
    • Other faculty related items, such as sabbatical, start-up packages, etc.
  • Relocation; mostly used for faculty and professional level positions
    • WSU’s practice is to offer no more than 10% of salary
    • Check with your Dean/VP if they approve for a relocation offer
    • Other policy elements, please see expenditures policy on University Policy.
  • Temporary housing
    • Extended Stay on Colonel Glenn Highway is an option
    • Contact your Business Manager and Dean/VP for further guidance.

 Wright State’s mandatory retirement is a competitive advantage. Given the employer provides 14% towards the retirement plan minus any mitigating rate factor for ARP.