Administrative InformationSummer Compensation

Resources – Summer Compensation

Summer Compensation Policy


Eligible Title Series:

Professor, Acting Professor, Adjunct Professor, Visiting Professor, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer with Security/ Potential Security of Employment.


Service Period:

The service period for appointees on academic year appointments is from mid -June to mid-September.


Academic Year Appointee (9 months):

Summer salary from all sources, including Summer Session, may not exceed 3/9ths of the annual base salary. Please note that summer payments in June are paid at the rate prior to a July 1st merit or range adjustment.



Summer ninths are paid on the monthly pay cycle and is included with the faculty member’s regular salary. Summer teaching is paid according to a pay schedule established by Summer Sessions.


Summer Sessions Services:

Individuals employed for a full load (100% of full time) in Summer Sessions are not eligible for additional employment during the period of Summer Sessions’ service. Joint service in Summer Sessions and on other funding may not exceed a total of 100% of full time or 3/9ths of an individual’s nine-month salary rate.

Faculty Compensation:

Faculty compensation is based on instructor’s nine- month academic annual salary. It is a percentage of the lowest ninth month academic annual salary in effect June 30 of the summer in which the instructor is teaching. Increases in pay that are effective July 1 or after are not included. If instructor does not have an existing nine- month annual, salary can be established by a past nine- month annual salary, or the department can consider the level at which to hire an instructor to teach, and select an annual salary that is close to that level. The maximum faculty compensation is $8,000 for Summer Sessions and $24,000 for Travel Study Programs.



Teaching Apprentices Compensation:

Summer Sessions compensation for apprentice teaching personnel is a fixed by- agreement amount determined by Summer Sessions.


Summer Ninths:

  1. The total amount of summer compensation that a professor may receive cannot exceed the value of three summer ninths, regardless of the funding source or type of compensation.  Thus, if a professor will be teaching during the summer, the salary received for teaching must be factored in, along with any summer ninths received from both the home department and other departments, when calculating the limit towards total summer compensation.
  2. A professor cannot receive more than two summer ninths on state funds per fiscal year (e.g. 19900, 19933, 19935) without prior approval from the Vice Chancellor.