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.
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.
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.