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Benefits & Perks

The many benefits of working @ Harvard

Harvard offers a wide range of benefits and perks that invite comparison with the best employers in the Boston area – and with academic institutions anywhere. The University provides superior medical and dental coverage for you and your family, fully funded retirement plans, generous time off, a Tuition Assistance Plan – and much more.

Harvard University is an employer, but it is also a community. Its comprehensive medical and dental benefits, disability coverage, retirement plans, and even paid holidays reflect an institution built around people, with a deep respect for their differences and needs. For instance, Harvard gives benefits even to employees working less than half time– as little as 17.5 hours per week (or compensation of $15,000 annually).

Harvard provides resources to help you balance work & life and encourages healthy living through some exercise options. Your Harvard ID provides access to Harvard's libraries, museums, as well as discounts to activities in the Cambridge/Boston area.

Above all, the breadth of Harvard’s offerings set the University apart and makes it an environment favored by all sorts of smart, career-savvy people. (You can meet some of them by visiting the Our People section.)


Please remember – this site has been designed to acquaint you with the general features of the Harvard University benefit plans. Every attempt has been made to summarize these programs accurately. In all cases, the actual provisions of each benefit plan will govern if there is any inconsistency between this site and Harvard's formal plans or contracts.

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