University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (UPSOM) and University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) Base Salary Structure

Effective November 1, 2008

 

Pay Category A*

This category applies to all full time facutly who are also members of UPP and do not qualify for another category.

*It is required that full time faculty in Pay Category A spend more than 10% of their time in academic activities, to be approved by the Department Chair. These activities should be other than resident teaching and supervision.

Base Salary Distribution:

  • First $20,000 of base salary will be paid through UPP
  • The next portion of the base salary will be paid through the University in accordance with the following schedule:
Title Salary
Instructor to $40,000
Assistant Professor to $50,000
Associate Professor to $60,000
Professor to $70,000
  • The following pay scheudle will be effective 1/1/13:
Title Salary
Instructor to $40,000
Assistant Professor to $50,000
Associate Professor to $50,000
Professor to $50,000
  • Any additional base salary will be paid through UPP

 

Pay Category B

  1. This category is closed
  2. Faculty in this category will remain in this category unless their status changes requiring them to change to a different category.
  3. If a faculty member changes to a different category, they cannot return to this category.
Base Salary Distribution:
    • Up to the first $20,000 of base salary will be paid through UPP
    • The next portion of the base salary, to $140,000, will be paid through the University
    • Any additional base salary will be paid through UPP

Pay Category C

  1. Salary on funded peer reviewed research grants(s) of $50,000 or more.
Base Salary Distribution:
    • Up to the first $20,000 of base salary will be paid through UPP.
    • The next portion of the base salary, to $200,000, will be paid through the University.
    • Any additional base salary will be paid through UPP.

Veterans Administration Medical Center Faculty (VAMC)

  1. Criteria for the faculty will be the same.
  2. The VAMC salary will remain as contracted with the VAMC.

    Base Salary Distribution:
  • The distribution of any base salary above that paid by the VAMC will follow the guidelines for each category

Additional Information:

  • Instructors earning less than $50,000 per year and having more than 90% of their salary charged to grants may be included in Pay Category C.
  • Variation from the classification system will be allowed for foreign nationals in situations where adherence to the policy would violate the terms of an individual's visa requirements.
  • Faculty included in Pay Category C will be reclassified to the appropriate pay category on January 1 following the date that their salary supported by grants falls below $50,000. However, if the faculty member has pending grant applications that would increase their support to above $50,000 they may remain in Pay Category C for a period not to exceed one year with grants supporting less than $50,000 of their salary.