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Salary Scales

2019-2020 Salary Scale Summary for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars

Effective October 1, 2019

The table below is a summary. Click here to download the complete 2019-2020 salary scale (PDF).
To view the 2018-2019 salary scale, click here to download the document (PDF).

Employee Title Title Code Annual Monthly Hourly 
(Single/Group)
Associate In (9 mo.) 1506 $45,914 -$54,428 $5,101.56 - $6,047.56 N/A
Associate In (11 mo.) 1511 $51,040 -$62,470 $4,253.33 - $5,205.83 N/A
Graduate Reader 2850    

$16.75

Undergraduate Reader 2851     $15.92
Remedial Tutor I 2288     $16.75 / $22.54
Remedial Tutor II 2289     $20.14 / $25.92
Teaching Assistant 2301 $43,823.00 $4,869.22 N/A
Graduate Student Researcher - Step I 3282 $41,484.00 $3,457.00 N/A
Graduate Student Researcher - Step II 3282 $44,712.00 $3,726.00 N/A
Graduate Student Researcher - Step III 3282 $49,584.00 $4,132.00 N/A
Graduate Student Researcher - Step IV 3282 $53,556.00 $4,463.00 N/A
Graduate Student Researcher - Step V 3282 $57,120.00 $4,760.00 N/A
Graduate Student Researcher - Step VI 3282 $59,772.00 $4,981.00 N/A
Graduate Student Researcher - Step VII 3282 $64,560.00 $5,380.00 N/A
Graduate Student Researcher - Step VIII 3282 $69,696.00 $5,808.00 N/A
Graduate Student Researcher - Step IX 3282 $75,288.00 $6,274.00 N/A
Graduate Student Researcher - Step X 3282 $6,774.00 $6,774.00 N/A

ASE Salaries

The Teaching Assistant, Associate In_, Reader and Tutor are part of a bargaining unit and the salaries and wages are determined by the contractual agreement between the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) and the University of California as outlined in Article 29 – Wages of the BX bargaining agreement. The ASE academic salary tables are available online on the University of California website.

GSR Salaries

There are ten salary steps in the GSR title. These steps are defined in the University of California Academic Salary Scales. These tables are maintained by the University of California Office of the President. Salary levels are adjusted by UCOP at the same time and generally in the same percentage as adjustments to other academic salaries, including those of faculty. The GSR academic salary table is available on the University of California website

To be competitive in recruiting the very best students, graduate programs require flexibility in the salary level they may offer graduate students employed as GSRs. Therefore, graduate programs are required to file a compensation plan for approval by the Dean of Graduate Studies outlining the rationale for the plan, the step in the title code they will use for initially hiring students and the program-specific qualifications students will need to meet. Programs that do not file a compensation plan will use the “default plan”. GSR Compensation Plan.

Postdoctoral Scholar Salaries

The Postdoctoral Scholars are part of a bargaining unit and the salaries are determined by the contractual agreement between the University of California and the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW).  Postdoctoral Scholars shall be appointed at or above the appropriate experience rate.  The postdoctoral academic salary table is available on the University of California website