Santa Monica College is committed to “vigorous equal employment opportunity in all aspects of its academic and classified employment programs, including recruitment, selection, assignment, retention, promotion, and transfer.”
Compensation at Santa Monica College
Compensation at SMC includes a salary and a benefits package.
Offered to all full-time employees and their eligible dependents, the benefits package includes a health plan fully paid for by the District, a dental plan, vision plan, and a life insurance plan.
See Health & Benefits for additional information on health plans and other voluntary benefits.
Santa Monica College Employee Groups & Salary Schedules
Santa Monica College staff and faculty fall into distinct employee groups. Salary Schedules for each group may be accessed by clicking on each of the following groups:
Salary Schedules for all employee groups may be found online at:
Salary and compensation is the result of collective bargaining with separate unions representing the following employee groups:
Classified School Employees Association-Local 36 (CSEA)
Article 11 Wages
11.2. Initial Placement. 11.2.1: All new employees shall be appointed at the hiring rate for the class as approved by the District. The hiring rate shall be the first step of the schedule. A hiring step higher than the first step may be set in accordance with the Merit Rules, which shall be applied fairly and consistently. The District, in consultation with CSEA, shall develop a form to document the granting or denial of a request for advanced salary placement.”
11.3 Step Advancement
11.4 Salary on Promotion
Santa Monica College Faculty Association (SMCFA)
Article 8: Salary and Placement.
8.2 “Initial group and step placement on the appropriate salary schedule shall be based on professional experience and training as determined in accordance with Appendices C-1, C-s and C-3.”
8.3 “Step and group movement shall be determined in accordance with Appendix D.”
Santa Monica College Police Officers’ Association (SMCPOA)
Article 11 Wages
11.1: Application of Salary Schedule
11.2: Initial Placement
11.3: Step Advancement