Salary Setting Best Practices 
(link takes you to Quick Links on Salary Scales page)

Facts about the Career Tracks (CT) structure:

  • 16 CT grades vs. 18 legacy grades
  • Salary grades and base midpoint structure established by UC Office of the President
  • Midpoints adjusted at each campus to reflect differences in cost of labor for the geographic area (10% for SB)
  • Midpoints set around market medians (public, private sector, and higher education data sources)
  • CT salary ranges became effective May 1, 2018
  • Career Tracks did not affect an employees’ current salary, working title, job duties or job functions

Grade Structure

Salary Grade Structure

Grade Structure and Cost of Labor