Understanding Your Paycheck

Reviewing and Understanding Your Paycheck

The Payroll Department continually strives to increase efficiency. Payroll is the one organizational function where 99.9% accuracy is simply not good enough. Payroll operations are closely scrutinized and regulated by a myriad of local, state and federal agencies, auditors, collection agents, and of course, by our own San Diego Unified School District employees. This is why it is so important to review and understand your paychecks so that you may provide valuable input regarding your pay. Your Payroll Specialist is anxious to help answer questions, investigate and explain any variances, or help resolve any concerns that you may have, quickly, accurately, and efficiently.

*Upcoming Bonuses, Incentives, and Stipends

Below is a chart of some of the upcoming bonuses, incentives and stipends that may appear on your checks, followed by a diagram of how to locate them on your pay advice. 


Please click on the link below for a more detailed diagram to help you understand what you see on your paychecks.

Sample Paycheck/Direct Deposit Advice (Adobe PDF)