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, effective July 1, 2015, remain in effect until June 30, 2016.  The Academic Salary Scales will be revised, effective July 1, 2016. For more detailed information about the 2015 or 2016 Scales, please refer to the issuance letters, which can be found below in the respective 2015 and 2016 links.

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, 2015

Full list of academic salary scales, effective July 1, 2015.

Salary scale revisions

2005-2016

Recent revisions and issuances modifying academic salary scales.

Academic salary scales

Effective July 1, 2016

Full list of academic salary scales, effective July 1, 2016.

Salary thresholds Effective September 1, 2014 PDF

Effective September 1, 2014

2014-15 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.