Compensation & Classification

Salary Scales

There are a few different ways to access salary rates and grade structures at UCSB. You can access all rates, one title at a time, by going to the Title Code System (TCS) (system-wide web site). You can also download a complete Excel file of current UCSB rates. And lastly, you can view the salary grade structures for UCSB's professional and support staff (PSS), managers and senior professionals (MSP), Physicians (PH), and Development Officer (DO) positions.

Title Code System (TCS) Instructions

The UC system-wide Title Code System (TCS) can be used to view up-to-date information and rates for all UC title codes, both academic and non-academic, represented and unrepresented.

Instructions for Use

  1. Click on Title Code System (TCS)
  2. Click on "Non-Academic" Titles
  3. Type in one or more search criteria on the "Search Form" page and click "Search" at the bottom of the page
  4. On the "Search Results" page, click on the title code that you want to open up and view rates for
  5. On the "Title Detail" page you will see General Information and Detailed Information for that title. You will also see two different rate tables — one for covered (COV) bargaining unit rates, and one for uncovered (UNC) non-represented rates

Title Name Abbreviations

In November of 2012, UCOP implemented Titling Conventions for all title code names in an effort to prepare for the eventual conversion to Oracle PeopleSoft (see UC Path). This resulted in many titles being reduced in character size due to abbreviations. Here is a list of the words that will always be abbreviated and a full list of all UC abbreviated title names. Titling Abbreviations Full List of Titles with Abbreviations

Understanding UCSB's Salary Scales and Grades

Current Salary Scales and Grades are located in the top right section under "Useful Links"

At UCSB, most titles are assigned either a grade or a step scale. Graded titles have a minimum and a maximum rate and employees can be paid anywhere within the range. Titles with a step scale (ie. step 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, etc) have a succession of steps, beginning with step 1.0 and ending with a negotiated maximum step (differs between titles). Generally speaking, positions in the Professional and Support Staff (PSS) program and the Managers and Senior Professionals (MSP) program are assigned a salary grade, and positions assigned to a Collective Bargaining Unit are on a step scale. Positions that are assigned a grade must be paid a salary within the minimum and maximum of the salary range, and positions that are on a step scale, must be paid on one of the negotiated steps.

Historical Salary Scales & Grades

UCSB Human Resources can provide you with historical salary scales and grade tables in the event that you need them. For your convenience, we have posted historical information.

2015 Salary Scales:

Salary Scales - September 10 2015

Salary Scales - August 11 2015

Salary Scales - July 9 2015

Salary Scales - June 4 2015

Salary Scales - May 7 2015

Salary Scales - April 7 2015

Salary Scales - March 10 2015

Salary Scales - February 12 2015

Salary Scales as of 1-12-2015

2014 Salary Scales:

Salary Scales as of 12-8-2014

Salary Scales as of 11-14-2014

Salary Scales as of 10-7-2014

Salary Scales as of 09-9-2014

Salary Scales as of 08-7-2014

Salary Scales as of 07-22-2014

Salary Scales as of 06-05-2014

Salary Scales as of 5-13-2014

Salary Scales as of 4-7-2014

Salary Scales as of 2-27-2014

Salary Scales as of 2-3-2014

Salary Scales as of 1-7-2014

2013 Salary Scales:

Salary Scales as of 12-2-2013

Salary Scales as of 11-3-2013

Salary Scales as of 10-6-2013

Salary Scales as of 9-8-2013

Salary Scales as of 8-4-2013

Salary Scales as of 7-8-2013

Salary Scales as of 6-4-2013

Salary Scales as of 5-4-2013

Salary Scales as of 4-7-2013

Salary Scales as of 3-13-2013

Salary Scales as of 2-04-2013

Salary Scales as of 1-03-2013

2012 Salary Scales:

Salary Scales as of 12-04-2012

2011 Salary Scales:

Salary Scales as of 11-02-2011

Salary Scales as of 05-05-2011

2010 Salary Scales:

Salary Scales as of 05-05-2010

2009 Salary Scales:

Salary Scales as of 11-03-2009

Salary Scales as of 04-01-2009



MSP & PSS Salary Grade Ranges - July 2014

MSP & PSS Salary Grade Ranges July 2013

MSP & PSS Salary Grade Ranges November 2011

MSP & PSS Salary Grade Ranges 2007 & 2009

If you need to access salary scales from more than 5 years ago, please contact the Compensation Unit of Human Resources.

Minimum Wage (Fair Wage/Fair Work)

UCSB is governed by Federal Law but chooses to use the more generous California State Wage Minimum as it's minimum wage in order to remain competitive as an employer. Our Student Assistant positions begin at the state minimum wage of $9.00/hr.

Federal Minimum Wage (eff July 2009) = $7.25/hour
California State Minimum Wage (eff July 2014) = $9.00/hour
UCSB Minimum Wage for Student Assistants (eff July 2014) = $9.00/hour

Please note: California minimum wage will be increasing to $10.00/hr effective 1-1-16.

Fair Wage / Fair Work

The UC Fair Wage/Fair Work plan is a minimum wage program that guarantees all UC employees (career, partial year career, limited, and contract) appointed at 50% or more will be paid at least $15 per hour by October 2017. For an overview of the program, please visit the UC Net site at (link is external).