Average Salary for University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Employees

Operating out of Birmingham, Ala., University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) employs talent in positions ranging from Research Associate to Instructional Designer. Compensation for University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) employees is around $47K per year on average. At University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your experience level — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your role at the company factors into the equation as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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1530 3rd Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35294

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Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) for between five and 10 years earn $52K annually on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $49K per year on average. The largest slice of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) workforce (28 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $61K annually.


Systems Administrators rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $60K per year; Molecular Biology Research Associates come in second with average earnings amounting to around $53K, while Instructional Designers and Research Associates rank near the top as well (about $50K and $50K, respectively). Communications Specialists are among the lowest paid at a median salary of approximately $46K.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach about $94K annually for American Nurses Credentialing Center Members; non-accredited workers make much less. Acquiring certification to be a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialist is rewarded with median pay of $78K per year. Regarding salaries and education, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pays those with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) the most — $93K.


Employees who count Project Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $64K annually. Folks here also tend to know Molecular Biology; on the survey, roughly an eighth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to know Data Analysis, Research Analysis, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Just 22 percent receive paid time off. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a defined benefit retirement plan. A large number of employees can count on health insurance, and a strong majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. A few more workplace perks are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a defined benefit retirement plan.

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