Benefits of Working at Penn
We’re justifiably proud of our great benefits! Penn's comprehensive total compensation program includes competitive salaries and much more.
Penn faculty and staff enjoy compensation that goes beyond salary, like our outstanding health, tuition, retirement, wellness and worklife benefits. The total reward for working at Penn includes competitive pay in line with marketplace trends, plus access to a variety of resources to fit your lifestyle and career goals.
Health and Life Insurance
Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect your and your family’s health and welfare. Penn pays a significant portion of the costs for medical, prescription, behavioral health and dental benefits, and provides one times salary in life insurance at no cost.
Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse/partner, and your children can get tuition assistance here at Penn, and your children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis, and choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard. The University's contributions add to yours as you build your retirement nest egg. Penn begins contributing to your retirement account after one year of service, providing a basic contribution as well as a match on up to 5% of salary. You become vested in Penn’s contributions after three years of service.
Paid Time Off
Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be. Paid time off includes vacation, sick leave, short-term and long-term disability, and holidays, along with the University’s special winter vacation traditionally declared by the President for the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Penn provides a wealth of resources to support your family needs. Programs such as backup care, Worklife Resources, and Snow Day Child Care can help when you need dependent care for children or elders. If you’re expanding your family, you may want to take advantage of options such as Penn’s generous adoption benefit and the Nursing Mothers Program.