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New Academic Student Employee and Graduate Student Researcher Salary Scales Effective October 1

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 (All day)

Academic Student Employee Salary Scales

In accordance with the contractual agreement between the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) and the University of California, pursuant to the terms of Article 29, Wages, of the contract, the 2019-20 ASE salary scales have been adjusted by a general range adjustment increase of 3% with an effective date of October 1, 2019 for monthly paid employees and the first pay period commencing after October 1, 2019 for bi-weekly paid employees.  All ASEs should receive the 3% general range adjustment.

Graduate Student Researchers Salary Scale

In accordance with the 2019-20 academic salary program for other non-represented faculty and academic personnel, the GSR scales have been adjusted by a general range adjustment increase of 3% with an effective date of October 1, 2019 for monthly paid employees and the first pay period commencing after October 1, 2019 for bi-weekly paid employees.

View the 2019-2020 Salary Scales

Understanding Your Student Salary

Graduate student academic employees are paid monthly, in arrears (at the end of the pay period).  For example, if you work during the month of October, your first salary payment will be made to you on November 1st.

Your student employment salary is paid to you by the UC Davis Payroll Department and the salary payments are not posted to your student account, i.e. your salary payments are not reflected on your student bill, which is visible via MyBill and SISWeb.  We highly recommend that all student employees enroll in Employee Payroll Earnings Direct Deposit. All notifications to direct deposit recipients are made via e-mail.

We strongly encourage hiring units to provide each employed graduate student with an appointment letter. For examples, see a sample GSR appointment letter or a sample TA appointment letter.  

Learn more by visiting the Understanding Your Student Salary page.


About Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies at UC Davis includes over 100 dynamic degree programs and a diverse and interactive student body from around the world. Known for our state-of-the-art research facilities, productive laboratories and progressive spirit – UC Davis offers collaborative and interdisciplinary curricula through graduate groups and designated emphasis options, bringing students and faculty of different academic disciplines together to address real-world challenges.

UC Davis graduate students and postdoctoral scholars become leaders in their fields: researchers, teachers, politicians, mentors and entrepreneurs. They go on to guide, define and impact change within our global community.

For information on Graduate Studies’ current strategic initiatives, visit the Graduate Studies strategic plan page.