Average Salary for Stanford University Employees

Operating out of Stanford, Calif., Stanford University employs talent in positions ranging from Clinical Research Coordinator to Research Scientist. Stanford University pays its employees $77K per year on average. The most important factor affecting pay for Stanford University employees is your experience level, though where you live and what you do at the company play a role as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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450 Serra Mall
Stanford, California 94305


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Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $80K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Stanford University employees (33 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $65K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $123K annually) can be spotted in Menlo Park, Calif.; Redwood City, Calif. (approximately $100K), San Francisco, Calif. ($82K), and San Jose, Calif. ($80K) are the next top-paying cities. Fremont, Calif. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging around $69K. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of District of Columbia; salaries there average to $82K per year.


The highest paychecks go to Human Resources Managers, who earn an average about $89K annually, closely trailed by Research Associates (approximately $73K), Clinical Research Coordinators ($67K), and Student Services Coordinators ($64K). Earning only about $50K on average, Research Scientists make less than most people in the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Registered Nurse certainly has its perks — salaries approach $115K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming a Basic Life Support Specialist can certainly pay off here; those folks make $113K on average. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Stanford University — these employees make the most at $170K annually.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be People Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $101K per year. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just under one in five of employees surveyed report using it at work. Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Clinical Research are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to employee benefits, Stanford University has room for improvement — only a third of respondents are paid for vacation and sick time. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Stanford University provides health insurance to the vast majority of employees, and a large number of respondents do receive dental coverage. Some other perks are tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and gym membership.

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Rated 4 out of 5
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