Average Salary for University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Employees

Operating out of La Jolla, Calif., University of California, San Diego (UCSD) employs talent in positions ranging from Research Associate to Graduate Student Researcher. Compensation for University of California, San Diego (UCSD) employees is around $53K per year on average. Your role at the company is the biggest factor affecting pay for University of California, San Diego (UCSD) workers, followed by your experience level and geography. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, California 92093

1960


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Professors represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $116K annually — though Programmer Analysts, Postdoctoral Research Associates, and Academic Advisors also do fairly well at approximately $82K, $50K, and about $45K, respectively. Earning only $26K on average, Graduate Student Researchers make less than most people in the company.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for between five and 10 years earn around $56K per year on average. The largest slice of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) workforce (30 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, approximately $42K annually.

Locations

Residents of San Francisco, Calif. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $108K per year; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of La Jolla, Calif. (about $71K) and San Diego, Calif. ($57K).

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $225K annually for American Board of Internal Medicine Members, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. American Board of Pediatrics Members also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $132K per year. At University of California, San Diego (UCSD), employees who hold a Doctorate (PhD) receive the highest salaries at $92K.

Skills

The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Curriculum Planning; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $67K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Data Analysis; about a seventh consider it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are Project Management, Research Analysis, and Clinical Research.

Benefits and Perks

Just 37 percent receive paid time off. Health insurance is part of the package for almost all survey participants, and for nearly all survey participants, dental coverage is too. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, flexible hours, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %
Salary
$34,524 - $75,807
Salary
$34,556 - $98,447
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 196 votes.
$32,344 - $72,497
$45,201 - $117,709

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