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 Postdoctoral Research Associate to Academic Counselor. University of California, San Diego (UCSD) employees bring home $56K annually on average. Your job title is the biggest factor affecting pay for University of California, San Diego (UCSD) workers, followed by how long you've been working and your city. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, California 92093


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The highest average salaries go to Programmer Analysts, who bring in close to about $86K per year, though Clinical Research Managers are not far behind at $63K along with Research Scientists ($62K) and Senior Research Associates (approximately $58K). University of California, San Diego (UCSD) hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Academic Counselors ($45K on average).

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $56K annually on average. The largest fraction of University of California, San Diego (UCSD) people (32 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $50K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists earn $125K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. On average, salaries rise to about $110K per year for accredited Certified Information Systems Security Professionals. University of California, San Diego (UCSD) compensates Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)-holders the most at $74K annually.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Clinical Research; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $60K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Data Analysis; one-seventh consider it a key competency. Key skills also include Project Management, Counseling, and Operations Management.

Benefits and Perks

Only 35 percent enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at University of California, San Diego (UCSD), including a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. Almost all employees have health insurance, and benefits for nearly all survey participants also include dental insurance. Some other advantages of working at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) are defined contribution (dc) retirement plan and a casual working environment.

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


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$37,745 - $73,288
$35,299 - $106,932

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Rated 4 out of 5
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$36,766 - $72,951
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