University of California, San Diego


November 26, 2008


SUBJECT:    Academic Salary Scales

The UCSD academic salary scales for 2008-09, with pay rates effective October 1, 2008, are available online at http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/offices/apo/SalaryScales.htm. State budget allocations to the University of California for 2008-09 did not provide adequate funding for employee salary increases and so the academic salary scales will remain unchanged from 2007-08, with the following exceptions:

Scales for Non-Senate Instructional Unit 18 titles were increased by 3 percent, effective October 1, 2008, in accordance with the contractual agreement between the UC-AFT and the University of California. Because the Faculty Fellow salary rate is tied to the Unit 18 salary scale, the new Faculty Fellow salary rate was increased to $43,336.

Scales for Academic Student Employees (ASE) were increased by 1.5 percent, effective October 1, 2008, in accordance with the contractual agreement between the UAW and the University of California. The new rates are reflected on the Student Academic Titles Rate table maintained by the Office of Graduate Studies.

The minimum salary on the Postdoctoral Scholar scale was adjusted to $35,500, effective October 1, 2008, as part of a three-year plan to increase UCs Postdoctoral Scholar minimum salary by October 1, 2009, to the annual level established by the NIH for NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowships and Training Grants, or $37,000, whichever is higher. Also due to this plan, steps I and II on the Non-Student Postgraduate Researcher scale have been made equivalent at a rate of $35,500, effective October 1, 2008.

The Hourly Intermittent Librarian salary scale has been deleted this year because the Hourly Intermittent Librarian title is no longer in use.

The letter from University of California Interim Provost Robert D. Grey to the Council of Vice Chancellors announcing the academic salary scales for 2008-09 can be found at:


If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Maheu, Director of Academic Compensation and Data Reporting at kmaheu@ucsd.edu.

Paul W. Drake
Senior Vice Chancellor