GSR Salary Steps

GSR Steps for Departments

Most departments use the following steps for GSR salaries and most students work 49% time during the academic year: 

  • GSR, Step 2: The first three quarters of registration as a graduate student 
  • GSR, Step 3: Beginning of the student's fourth quarter of registration (or July 1) 
  • GSR, Step 4: The day after the student advances to candidacy for the Ph.D.

Exceptions can be found in the  Graduate Student Employment Manual.  Salary scales effective October 1, 2018 can be found at  http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation/salary-scale-revisions.htm

 

If departments use other criteria, it is listed in the table below.

 

College

Major

Step

Criteria

BCOE

All majors

2-4

Less than one yr of graduate study;  no extensive appropriate work experience

 

 

3-5

Has one year or more of graduate study or extensive appropriate work experience without a master’s degree

 

 

3-6

Has completed all required PhD course work but has not advanced to candidacy

 

 

4-7

Advanced to Candidacy for the PhD

 

 

 

 

CNAS

Biochemistry

4

First year students

 

 

5

Completed one year of graduate study or has a master’s degree

 

 

6

Advanced to Candidacy for the PhD

 

 

 

 

 

CMDB

4

First year students

 

 

5

Completed one year of graduate study or has a master’s degree

 

 

6

Advanced to Candidacy for the PhD

 

 

 

 

 

Chemistry

4

First year students

 

 

5

Completed one year of graduate study or has a master’s degree

 

 

6

Advanced to Candidacy for the PhD

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental

Toxicology

4

First year students

 

5

Completed one year of graduate study

 

 

6

Advanced to Candidacy for the PhD

 

 

 

 

 

Genetics

4

First year students

 

 

5

Completed one year of graduate study

 

 

6

Advanced to Candidacy for the PhD

 

 

 

 

 

Mathematics

4

First year students

 

 

5

Completed one year of graduate study

 

 

6

Advanced to Candidacy for the PhD

 

 

 

 

 

Microbiology

4

First year students

 

 

5

Completed one year of graduate study

 

 

6

Advanced to Candidacy for the PhD

 

 

 

 

 

Neuroscience

4

First year students

 

 

5

Completed one year of graduate study

 

 

6

Advanced to Candidacy for the PhD

 

 

 

 

 

Physics &

4

First year students

 

Astronomy

5

Completed one year of graduate study

 

 

6

Advanced to Candidacy for the PhD

 

 

 

 

 

  Plant

Pathology

4

First year students

 

5

Completed one year of graduate study or has master’s degree

 

 

6

Advanced to Candidacy for the PhD

 

 

 

 

 

Statistics

4

First year students

 

 

5

Completed one year of graduate study

 

 

6

Advanced to Candidacy for the PhD

 

 

 

 

GSOE

Education

2-10

GSRs who have earned their master's degree must be appointed at Step 3 or above.  GSRs who have formally advanced to doctoral candidacy must be appointed at Step 5 or above.

 

 

 

 

SOM

Biomedical

Sciences

4

First year students

 

5

Completed one year of graduate study

 

 

6

Advanced to Candidacy for the PhD