The University of California today (July 31) released its annual report on systemwide employee compensation for calendar year 2012. The report is available online.
Overall findings of the 2012 report include the following:
- Compensation for many UC employees remains significantly below market. With the exception of contractual obligations to union-represented employees, there were no general merit increases for staff in 2012, and salary increases were either eliminated or sharply curtailed from 2008 through 2010–11.
- The percentage of UC compensation funded by the state and student educational fees continues to decline, to 24 percent in 2012. Clinical revenue and other sources associated with UC’s teaching hospitals and medical/dental compensation accounted for the largest source of funding at about 37 percent.
- UC’s total payroll of roughly $10.6 billion in 2011 grew to $11.2 billion in 2012, an increase of about 6 percent. This increase is likely attributable to a combination of factors, including increased research activity and market pressures for more competitive compensation, particularly in the areas of health care, instruction and research.
- As in previous years, the “top 10 earning” employees at UC in 2012, based on total pay, were health sciences faculty members (typically world-renowned specialists in their fields who are paid predominantly from their clinical practices) and athletic coaches (paid from non-state funds).