Nearing the top of the pay scale are Professors, Programmer Analysts, Research Scientists, and Postdoctoral Research Associates; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $116K annually, the other salaries come in at around $82K, $78K, and approximately $50K, respectively. Graduate Student Researchers at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($26K on average) at the company.
Residents of San Francisco, Calif. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $108K per year; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of La Jolla, Calif. (around $70K) and San Diego, Calif. ($56K).
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of about $55K annually. The greater proportion of employees (31 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $42K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
American Board of Internal Medicine Members are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $225K annually. Pediatric Advanced Life Support Specialists with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $132K per year. University of California, San Diego (UCSD) provides the highest financial reward to those with a Doctorate (PhD) — these employees rake in approximately $77K annually.
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 $78K per year. Data Analysis is a popular skill among University of California, San Diego (UCSD) workers, with nearly one in seven of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Project Management, Research Analysis, and Clinical Research were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Just 37 percent receive paid time off. At University of California, San Diego (UCSD), the vast majority of respondents have health insurance, and the vast majority of survey participants have dental coverage. Some other perks are a casual working environment, flexible hours, life insurance, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.