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Compensation and Benefits

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) is committed to retaining and recruiting a diverse faculty. Faculty compensation and benefits will depend on whether an individual is employed by UMMS or by UMass Memorial Health Care (UMMHC).


The OFA, in conjunction with the Department of Human Resources, is responsible for the review and monitoring of faculty salaries to ensure equity and competitiveness. Faculty salaries are compared against internal and external benchmarks, including the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). Faulty members with questions regarding their compensation are encouraged to speak with their division chief or department chair.


The University of Massachusetts offers employed faculty competitive benefits packages, including:

  • health insurance
  • dental insurance
  • vision insurance
  • life insurance
  • long-term disability insurance
  • pension and retirement plans
  • reimbursement accounts (HCSA & DCAP)
  • time off
  • tuition reimbursement: download HR Policy on Tuition Programs (pdf, intranet site)

UMMS Faculty

To learn about the benefits you are eligible to receive, please view the UMMS Human Resources Benefits website, contact the UMMS Benefits Administration Department at 508-856-5260 (option 1), or email

UMMHC Physicians

Faculty employed by the UMass Memorial Health System should view the UMMHC Benefits website (intranet site -, contact the Benefits Contact Center at 508-334-8511, or email