Compensation

The Academic Resource Center assists the departments in determining different types of compensation and providing timekeeping administration for UC San Diego Health Science's Faculty, Academics, MSPs, and scholars. This section contains answers to some basic questions regarding the compensation-related services that the Academic Resource Center provides.

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How is my compensation determined?

Your base salary is determined using a series of salary scales, which are listed in the menu to the right. These scales outline the base salary that you will receive according to your rank and step. If you have questions about your current rank and step, please click here to email the Academic Resource Center.

Some series are also eligible to receive incentive payments, which are normally negotiated between the department and the employees. For more information on these types of pay, please see the VC - Faculty Compensation policy page or click here to email the Academic Resource Center.

When do I get paid?

Depending on your title and series, you can be paid on either a monthly or biweekly schedule.

Monthly employees typically receive payment on the first day of each month unless it falls on a weekend or holiday. Occasionally, monthly employees may also receive some forms of payments on a biweekly payday.

Biweekly employees are typically paid once every two weeks unless the day of pay falls on a holiday.

For a list of payday dates, please click here for the payroll calendar.

What are the differences between exempt and non-exempt employees?

Exempt Employees

  • Are paid on a monthly basis and are not eligible for overtime.
  • Have a set monthly salary based on the minimum of 40 hours per week.

Non-Exempt Employees

  • Are paid on a biweekly basis and are eligible for overtime.
  • Biweekly pay is determined by the number of hours worked.

If I am an hourly employee (non-exempt). How do I report time to get paid?

Depending on your department, you might be asked to report your time using one of several different systems. For more information about these systems, please click here to access the Timekeeping page.

If I am an exempt employee, do I need to report time to get paid?

No, your base salary is being paid monthly automatically.

How do I report vacation and sick hours?

Depending on your series and rank, you might be asked to report your time off using one of several different systems. For more information about these systems, please click here to access the Timekeeping page.

For employees who are on variable appointments/contracts, they will need to report the actual time worked in order to be paid.  These employees will not need to report vacation/sick hours.

How do I know if I am exempt or non-exempt?

All faculty, academics, MSPs, and scholars in Health Sciences (except for readers) are exempt employees.  Readers are non-exempt employees.

How do I obtain my earnings statements?

You can access UCnet - At Your Service (AYSO) to download and print complete earnings statements.

I did not receive a paycheck for this pay period. Who can I contact?

Please click here to email the Academic Resource Center.

How do I change my tax withholdings (W-4)?

You can change your tax withholdings online at UCnet - At Your Service (AYSO).

How do I change my retirement contributions?

You can change your retirement contributions online at UCnet - At Your Service (AYSO).

Where can I obtain my W-2?

You can obtain your all past and current W-2 statements online at UCnet - At Your Service (AYSO).

Who can I contact with any further questions or to ask about my pay?

Faculty and Academics who have questions about their compensation or pay stubs can contact the Academic Resource Center for assistance. To do so, please click here to send an email to the Academic Resource Center.