I worked in the UC San Diego Health marketing department, web and marketing technology side. The pay was commensurate with the job description, however my job morphed into something much bigger, once word spread that I had a larger skill set than required. I'm not the the type to avoid a vacuum,when the need is there, so I probably set myself up for doing to much for too little. But it was always enjoyable. I would frequently end up on projects with IT teams outside my own department. But I can't really blame that on them, and I don't regret it. Health Marketing had amazing leadership, the people were talented and the pay would have been fair had I stuck to my job description. One should note that UC has a pension plan for career hires, so you will take an extra hit when it comes to deductions. But if you are looking for a true pension, UC is a wonderful place to commit to if you want to stay there until retirement. And opportunities to move from departments and to other another UC campus for career growth does exists. I'm now at UC Irvine.