Fee Remissions and Pay Rates

Fee Remission

Since most GSR, GSI, Reader and Tutor positions within the economics department are at least 25%, a partial fee-remission comes with the position. A partial fee-remission, for CA residents and non-professional school students, waives all fees except for the class-pass fee (currently about $76) and the Berkeley Campus fee (currently about $693.75). Nonresident supplemental tuition (NRST) and professional fees are never waived as part of a GSI, Reader and Tutor position. Only GSR positions offer the possibility of a full fee-remission, including a NRST-waiver.

Please see the Graduate Division Fee Remissions webpage for further information on fee remissions. For the current Fee Schedule, go here.

Pay Rates

Pay rates for GSIs are based on how many semesters you have worked as a GSI in the past.

  • 0-3 Semesters = Step 1
  • 4-5 Semesters = Step 2
  • 6-7 Semesters = Step 3

 Step 4 = Graduate Division approval is always required. At least 8 semesters of teaching experience; must be advanced to doctoral candidacy; duties are greater than GSI Steps I through III

Current pay rates for GSIs can be found at the Human Resources website. Pay is determined by multiplying the percentage of your appointment by the monthly wage rate listed.

Readers and Tutors are paid at an hourly rate. Current pay rates for Readers and Tutors can be found at the Human Resources website.

Pay rates for GSR's are based on a step system, with the step of the appointment at the employer's discretion. Current pay rates for GSR's can be found at the UCOP Academic Personnel website.