Compensation & Pay

Minimum Salary Requirements

All EHRA and SHRA positions, both part-time and full-time, are subject to certain minimum salary requirements.

  • The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) imposes a salary minimum for exempt employees (e.g., those who are salaried and not subject to overtime compensation) of $23,660 regardless of work schedule, both for permanent and temporary employees.  Only salary paid directly through UNC Asheville’s Payroll System may be counted toward meeting this limit.
  • In addition, the state of North Carolina requires a minimum salary requirement of $31,200 on an annualized basis.  However, unlike the FLSA minimum, this $31,200 salary minimum is adjusted to take into account employee work schedule (i.e., less than 1.0 FTE and/or less than 12 months/year), and does not apply to temporary appointments.