Pay (rates, dates and paychecks)

Receiving Paychecks

If you teach, TA, or work at UCSC during the academic year:

  • Your check will be delivered to the same place as fall, winter, and spring.
  • Your direct deposit continues in summer too.
  • To change these options, log into your At Your Service- change address of delivery or set up direct deposit.

If you are working here only for Summer Session:

  • Your paycheck will be delivered to the Summer Session Office - 140 Hahn.  We'll contact you as soon as it arrives and hold it safely until you can get it.

Payment Dates

  • Session 1 instructors - full pay Aug 1
  • Session 2 instructors - full pay Sept 1
  • Summer Academy classes - full pay Sept 1
  • 8wk - full pay Aug 1
  • 10wk - half August 1, half September 1

If you have questions about your paycheck deductions, dependents you claimed, retirement, etc. please contact Payroll or 831-459-2488. Summer Session Staff are not trained in payroll areas.

Summer Salary

Senate and Non-Senate Faculty, Lecturers, and other Instructors

  • Salary is calcuated per-course for 5-credit courses
  • Instructors' rate is 1/9 (11.11%) of annual salary as of March when appointments are made
  • Instructors may teach more than 1 course - paychecks will reflect the sum of the courses’ salaries
  • Teaching load maximum is 15 credits total for summer, any combination of courses or sessions
  • Instructors' summer salary, including all appointments, may not exceed 3/9 their annual salary

For more information on summer salary rates and policies, contact the Academic Human Resources Office in the Division of Undergraduate Education.

Graduate Student Instructors

2017 will be the first summer where Graduate Student Instructors are hired using the appropriate 'Associate In' or 'Teaching Fellow' title codes. 

  • Associate In payrate will be $4,668 per 5-credit course
  • Teaching Fellow payrate is $5,224 per 5-credit course

Instructors Teaching Courses under 5 Credits

  • Salary for these is calculated at 8.5% of annual salary as of March when appointments are made
  • Summer Session offers very few courses less than 5 credits, including 3, 2, and 1 credit classes and labs
  • Graduate Students teaching 3, 2, or 1 credit classes will be paid their full per-course rates above
  • Instructors may teach more than 1 course - paychecks will reflect the sum of the courses’ salaries
  • Teaching load maximum is 15 credits total for summer, any combination of courses or sessions
  • Instructors' summer salary, including all appointments, may not exceed 3/9 their annual salary

Teaching Assistants (TAs)

  • Teaching Assistants are selected and appointed by the departments and colleges sponsoring the course
  • Summer Session hires and pay the TAs
  • TAs are appointed $3,038.00 for 100 hours for a 5-credit course

Readers

  • Readers are selected and appointed by the instructor teaching the course, or by the department/colleges sponsoring the course
  • There are no timesheets in Summer Session. Readers are paid for the amount of hours they are hired to work for
  • Payrate $15.32 an hour 

Reimbursement

  • Please see our “Purchasing for your course” page. All Summer Session purchasing must go through our purchasing channels.  Pre-approval is required.  

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