Faculty members in the Professorial series or equivalent ranks at all campuses are paid on academic-year (nine-month) and fiscal-year (twelve-month) salary scales. Salary scales for most academic appointees provide for various levels of salary within each rank, generally referred to as steps within each rank, and for a normal period of service at each step. Some academic appointees are paid within an established salary range which is a published listing of the minimum to maximum salary for a particular title. The same scales and ranges are used by all University of California campuses for the same categories of academic appointees. Click here to read more about UC’s unique faculty compensation system.

The Academic Salary Scales below, are effective July 1, 2016.  For more detailed information, please refer to the issuance letter, which can be found in the link below for the 2016-17 Scales.  Also found below are the newly issued Academic Salary Scales for 2017-18 which will be effective on July 1, 2017.

For information on specific campus implementation of the Academic Salary Scales, and on salary rates for local exclusively represented units, please refer to your campus Academic Personnel Office and/or campus salary scale websites.

Academic salary scales

Effective July 1, 2017

Full list of academic salary scales, effective July 1, 2017.

Salary scale revisions


Recent revisions and issuances modifying academic salary scales.

Salary thresholds Effective September 1, 2016 PDF

Effective September 1, 2016

2016-17 Approval Thresholds

Campus salary scales websites

See links for information on specific campus implementation of the University salary scales, and on salary rates for local exclusively represented units.