When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $138K per year) can be spotted in Menlo Park, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. ($85K), Palo Alto, Calif. (around $84K), and Washington, DC ($83K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $69K) is Fremont, Calif. By state, Stanford University employees make the most in District of Columbia, earning $83K annually on average.
Information Technology Managers earn the highest median pay at about $103K per year, followed by Non-Profit Program Managers (around $78K), Research Associates (approximately $73K), and Research Administrators ($71K). Earning only $51K on average, Postdoctoral Research Associates make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $83K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (34 percent) have been working for one to four years and make around $66K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Chemotherapy Certifications have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $127K annually. Becoming a Basic Life Support Specialist can certainly pay off here; those folks make $125K on average. Employees who have a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) make the most here, hauling in about $158K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be People Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $101K annually. Project Management is a popular skill in the Stanford University workforce; just under one in five of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Key skills also include Data Analysis, Clinical Research, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only a third of survey participants report compensation for sick days and vacation time. Stanford University helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Nearly all workers receive health insurance, and a large number of employees get dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are tuition reimbursement, gym membership, and a casual working environment.