Research Scientists represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $87K annually — though Staff Scientists and Graphic Designers also do fairly well at $79K and $40K, respectively.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $54K per year on average. The largest slice of the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital workforce (34 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns, on average, about $60K annually.
By state, Tennessee offers the highest pay at approximately $60K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Regarding salaries and education, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital pays those with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) the most — about $80K.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Marketing Communications; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $156K annually. A common skill in St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's work force is Microsoft Office; about one in seven of survey participants report using it on the job. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Database Management & Reporting.
Benefits and Perks
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for nearly all workers, and for most employees, dental coverage is too. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.