Revised Postdoctoral Scholar Salary Scales Effective February 2021

Pursuant to the Postdoctoral Scholars’ Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the University of California and the UAW union, Article 4, Compensation, the salary scales for Postdoctoral Scholar salary/stipend minimum rates have been adjusted in accordance with the newly revised fiscal year 2021 National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award stipend levels.

The new salary scales are below and also available at http://ap.uci.edu/wp-content/uploads/postdoc.pdf.

Minimum
Salary/Stipend Rates
Paid for Experience Level
3/1/2020                         2/9/2021
Minimum
Salary/Stipend Rates
Paid for Experience Level
2/1/2021                        2/7/2021
Appointment Step for Postdoctoral
Scholar Experience Level
Annual Monthly Non-Exempt
Hourly
Annual Monthly Non-Exempt
Hourly
 Level 0 ( 0 – 11 months) $53,460 $4,455.00 $25.61 $54,540 $4,545.00 $26.13
 Level 1 (12 – 23 months) $55,596 $4,633.00 $26.63 $56,712 $4,726.00 $27.17
 Level 2 (24 – 35 months) $57,456 $4,788.00 $27.52 $58,608 $4,884.00 $28.07
 Level 3 (36 – 47 months) $59,580 $4,965.00 $28.54 $60,780 $5,065.00 $29.11
 Level 4 (48 – 59 months) $61,800 $5,150.00 $29.60 $63,036 $5,253.00 $30.19
 Level 5 (60 – 71 months) * $64,008 $5,334.00 $30.66 $65,292 $5,441.00 $31.28
 *Appointment to Postdoctoral Scholar, Experience Level 5, is by exception.
  1. The 2/1/2021 (for monthly) and 2/7/2021 (for non-exempt) new minimums apply to Postdoctoral Scholars who are newly hired, reappointed, or whose anniversary date falls on or after February 1, 2021.
  2. Current Postdoctoral Scholars with anniversary date before February 1, 2021 will continue to be subject to the March 1, 2020 minimum rates until their subsequent reappointment or anniversary date.
  3. Postdoctoral Scholars who earn a salary/stipend amount that is below $684 per week ($35,568 per year) are classified as non-exempt.  Postdoctoral Scholars in non-exempt titles newly hired, reappointed, or with anniversary dates on or after February 7, 2021 should be subject to new salary scale.
  4. For current Postdoctoral Scholars with multi-year appointments whose anticipated anniversary dates are beyond 2/1/2021 and are already entered in UC Path, please update their salary rates accordingly.

 If you have any questions, please contact your assigned academic personnel analyst.

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