Compensation, Benefits, & Relocation

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As a University of California employee, you help shape the quality of life for people throughout California and around the world. Every faculty and staff member plays an important role in UC’s mission of education, research, and public service; UC’s high-quality, comprehensive benefits are among the rewards you receive in return. These benefits are an important part of your total compensation. Our health and welfare benefits program provides both choice and value to meet the needs of our diverse workforce.

Some of the benefits UC employees enjoy:

UC Berkeley Benefits

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

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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.

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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.

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Relocation Information

UC Berkeley sits in the East Bay region of the Bay Area with easy access to San Francisco and Silicon Valley and is a few hours from Yosemite, Napa Valley, and Lake Tahoe. Learn more about our location and access resources and reimbursement information here.

Leave Provisions

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

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.


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