UC Campus Chancellors Granted Hefty Pay Raises

The University of California's board of regents is boosting the six-figure salaries of its chancellors by as much as 20 percent.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the raises granted Thursday are part of a three-year plan to bring the salaries of top UC officials in line with those of their counterparts at other major research institutions.

The 10-campus system's three lowest-paid chancellors — at Santa Cruz, Merced and Riverside – had their salaries set at $383,160. That meant 20 percent increases for the chancellors of Santa Cruz and Merced and a 5.1 percent boost for Riverside's top official.

The UC's highest paid chancellor is San Francisco's Sam Hawgood, who receives $750,000 a year. Newly hired Irvine Chancellor Howard Gillman will be paid $485,000 a year.

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