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. Read more about UC’s unique faculty compensation system (pdf).

The effective date of salary rates on the Academic Salary Scales is indicated on each scale.  For information regarding the 2021-22 Academic Salary Scales please consult the June 1, 2021 issuance letter (pdf).

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.

Current Academic Salary Scales


Full list of academic salary scales, effective 2021-22

Salary scale revisions


Recent revisions and issuances modifying academic salary scales.

Salary thresholds Effective September 1, 2021 PDF

Effective September 1, 2021

2021-22 Approval Thresholds

Academic Pay Schedules Effective July 1, 2021 PDF

Effective July 1, 2021

Pay schedules for academic personnel on academic year appointments (Academic Terms, Service Periods, and Check Dates)

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.