Professors earn the highest median pay at $116K annually, followed by Programmer Analysts (around $82K), Research Scientists ($78K), and Postdoctoral Research Associates ($50K). Earning only about $26K on average, Graduate Student Researchers make less than most people in the company.
Residents of San Francisco, Calif. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $108K per year; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of La Jolla, Calif. ($70K) and San Diego, Calif. (around $56K).
Years of Experience
Average pay is approximately $55K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (31 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $42K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
American Board of Internal Medicine Members are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $225K annually. On average, salaries rise to about $132K per year for accredited Pediatric Advanced Life Support Specialists. The best paid folks at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have a Doctorate (PhD), earning $77K annually.
Employees who count People Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $78K per year. A relatively widespread skill at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is Data Analysis; approximately one in seven of employees use it for work. Project Management, Research Analysis, and Clinical Research are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only 37 percent. Almost all employees have health insurance, and benefits for the vast majority of respondents also include dental insurance. Some other perks are a casual working environment, flexible hours, life insurance, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.