Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $52K annually on average. The largest fraction of University of California, San Diego (UCSD) people (32 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn approximately $55K per year on average.
Programmer Analysts represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $86K annually — though Research Scientists, IT Network Engineers, and Senior Research Associates also do fairly well at $78K, $71K, and $58K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) are Academic Counselors — the median salary for this role approaches around $45K.
Certifications and Degrees
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $125K per year. Certified Information Systems Security Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $110K annually. Those with an Associate of Science (AS) at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) come out on top, and their salaries approach $88K per year.
When it comes to skills, Cisco Networking seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $82K annually. Folks here also tend to know Data Analysis; on the survey, nearly one-sixth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Three more common skills are Clinical Research, Project Management, and Counseling.
Benefits and Perks
A third of survey participants — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan, a 403(b) plan, and a company pension plan. Nearly all survey participants can count on health insurance, and almost all respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. Other privileges include a casual working environment and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.