Average Salary for Stanford University Employees

Operating out of Stanford, Calif., Stanford University employs talent in positions ranging from Postdoctoral Research Associate to Clinical Research Coordinator. Stanford University employees bring home $77K per year on average. Your experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for Stanford University workers, followed by what you do at the company and your city. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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450 Serra Mall
Stanford, California 94305


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Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Stanford University for between five and 10 years earn about $81K annually on average. The largest fraction of Stanford University people (31 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $64K per year on average.


Software Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $110K annually — though Research Associates, Clinical Research Coordinators, and Student Services Coordinators also do fairly well at $73K, around $67K, and $64K, respectively. Stanford University hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Postdoctoral Research Associates ($51K on average).


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $123K per year) can be spotted in Menlo Park, Calif.; Redwood City, Calif. ($100K), San Francisco, Calif. ($85K), and San Jose, Calif. (approximately $79K) are the next top-paying cities. Mountain View, Calif. ranks low on the pay scale — at around $64K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Stanford University workers in District of Columbia earn the most — $82K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Senior Human Resources Professionals earn $134K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Registered Nurses with credentials; these people earn about $130K annually on average. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Stanford University come out on top, and their salaries approach around $170K per year.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be People Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $102K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; a little less than a fifth consider it a key competency. Many workers usually know Data Analysis, Clinical Research, and Microsoft Excel as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three workers enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Almost all workers report having health insurance, and most workers report having dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and gym membership.

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