Compensation & Classification

The success or failure of any organization is largely related to the way it manages its human resources. The Health System's most important resource is its employees. It is our employees that enable UC San Diego Health System to succeed in fulfilling it’s mission to take exceptional care of people: by providing excellent and compassionate patient care, by advancing medical discoveries and by educating the healthcare professionals of tomorrow. In order to attract, motivate, develop and reward high quality staff, compensation planning and management must be structured and consistent, but remain flexible and responsive to healthcare market demands.

The Compensation and Classification office develops salary information from internal and external labor markets; provides position description classification; job analysis; training and advice to managers; reviews equity and stipend requests and offers of employment.

Our services include:

  • Developing and implementing merit and award programs.
  • Developing and implementing salary plans.
  • Conducting equity reviews and researching competitive pay practices.
  • Developing and implementing new and revised classification series.
  • Determining and making classification recommendations for management.
  • Developing and designing job evaluation tools and guidelines.

More information on job classification and compensation can be found by clicking on the area of interest listed below:

Classification - Staff positions are classified based on the duties and responsibilities assigned and exercised. As duties and responsibilities change, a position may need to be reclassified. Click here for more information on the classification process at UC San Diego Health System.

Compensation - Our goal at UC San Diego Health System is to compensate staff members as close to comparable labor market salaries as possible. Click here to learn more about our compensation philosophy