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. An average Stanford University employee can expect to make $76K per year. Your role at the company plays the largest role in compensation at Stanford University, but your experience level and where you live affect income (to a lesser degree) 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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Earning around $110K annually on average, Software Engineers receive the most money, followed by Assistant Professors ($80K), Clinical Research Coordinators ($67K), and Administrative Coordinators (approximately $59K). With salaries averaging about $50K, Postdoctoral Research Associates are among the lowest paid at Stanford University.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $57K per year. Overall, the greater share of Stanford University folks have five to nine years of experience and earn an average $79K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $99K per year) can be spotted in Redwood City, Calif.; Menlo Park, Calif. (about $98K), San Jose, Calif. ($91K), and San Francisco, Calif. ($82K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Mountain View, Calif. at around $64K.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Public Accountants, who make $225K annually. Earning an Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialist certification garners significant financial rewards of approximately $130K per year on average. It pays to have a B.A. in Psychology at Stanford University — these employees make the most at $120K 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 about $103K per year. Project Management is regularly seen around here; approximately one-sixth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Data Analysis, Clinical Research, and Research Analysis were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Merely a third of respondents at Stanford University earn paid vacation and paid sick time. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Stanford University provides health insurance to the vast majority of survey participants, and a large number of workers do receive dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and gym membership.

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