Promoted none (lost playoffs)
|Champions Bukovyna Chernivtsi|
Relegated Shakhtar Horlivka
|Top goalscorer 36 - Stepan Pavlov (Chaika Sevastopol)|
1988 Football Championship of Ukrainian SSR was the 58th season of association football competition of the Ukrainian SSR, which was part of the Soviet Second League.
The 1988 Football Championship of Ukrainian SSR was won for the second time by FC Bukovyna Chernivtsi. Unlike the last season Tavriya, Bukovyna failed to earn promotion to the First League as it lost the inter-zonal playoffs.
The following were the top ten goalscorers.