Comp and Benefits

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UC strives to take good care of its employees and their families with good benefits, a stimulating and supportive work environment, and opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

Outstanding benefits are among the many rewards of working for UC. We offer a full range of health and retirement savings plans, including a generous pension plan. UC's benefits are recognized as being among the best available, representing as much as 40 percent of your total annual compensation depending on your type of appointment. Benefits are also fully portable within the UC system.

Some of the benefits UC employees enjoy:

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Health and Wellness

Read more about medical, dental, and vision coverage; disability, life, and accidental death insurance; flex spending accounts, legal plans, 529 College Savings plans; childcare, eldercare, and other family care resources.

Retirement and Savings

Learn more about the Retirement Pension plan (UCRP), your option to continue medical, dental, vision, and legal plans upon retirement and our three retirement savings plans with a broad mix of investment options.

Leave Provisions

See the official documentation on paid holidays, vacation days, baby-bonding, paid military, and other paid/unpaid leaves.

Berkeley Benefits

Including access to recreational sports and fitness centers, libraries, bookstores, computer centers, museums, credit unions, housing assistance, childcare programs, and much more.


We offer many perks, discounts, and freebies to our employees!

Total Compensation

Use the University of California's Total Compensation Estimator to calculate the approximate value of your total UC Compensation by answering just a few questions.