The University of California, Berkeley will establish its total compensation (pay and benefits) at an appropriate level to attract and retain a high-performing, motivated workforce. Total compensation is designed to reflect and support the organizational values and the dynamic business needs of the University.

  • Compensation will be sensitive to relevant market pay rates and practices, with attention to internal equity.
  • Our classification and compensation programs will reinforce and reward high levels of performance and will encourage skill development and advancement for each person.
  • The programs can be customized to fit varied needs.
  • The process for establishing classification and compensation is intended to be fair and transparent, such that supervisors, managers and staff will understand it. Supervisors and managers will have the necessary tools, support, and resources to make pay and job level recommendations.

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