Software Engineers earn the highest median pay at $111K per year, followed by Software Developers ($110K), Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators (about $62K), and Administrative Coordinators (approximately $58K). On the lower end are Postdoctoral Research Associates at around $49K on average.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $53K annually. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $67K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Stanford University employees (28 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn approximately $103K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($94K per year) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Sunnyvale, Calif. (about $88K), San Francisco, Calif. (around $85K), and Palo Alto, Calif. ($71K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Stanford, Calif. at $67K.
Certifications and Degrees
Clinical Nurse Specialists receive bigger paychecks (approximately $138K annually) than those without credentials. Acquiring certification to be a Physician Assistant-Certified is rewarded with median pay of $125K per year. Stanford University compensates medical degree-holders the most at about $165K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Project Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $96K per year. Data Analysis is a popular skill in the Stanford University workforce; about an eighth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Office, Clinical Research, and Molecular Biology.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky few (31 percent) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. A large number of employees have health insurance, and benefits for most workers also include dental insurance. Stanford University employees also enjoy perks such as tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and gym membership.