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 are effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, unless otherwise noted.  For additional information regarding the 2019-20 Academic Salary Scale issuance please consult the July 1, 2019 issuance letter.

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, 2019

Full list of academic salary scales, effective July 1, 2019 (unless otherwise noted).

Salary scale revisions


Recent revisions and issuances modifying academic salary scales.

Salary thresholds Effective September 1, 2019 PDF

Effective September 1, 2019

2019-20 Approval Thresholds

Academic Pay Schedules Effective July 1, 2020 PDF

Effective July 1, 2020

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.