Professors rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $128K annually; Programmer Analysts come in second with average earnings amounting to approximately $82K, while Postdoctoral Research Associates and Academic Advisors rank near the top as well ($48K and $45K, respectively). With salaries averaging $26K, Graduate Student Researchers are among the lowest paid at University of California, San Diego (UCSD).
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $55K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of University of California, San Diego (UCSD) employees (31 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn around $42K annually on average.
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. ($69K) and San Diego, Calif. (about $55K).
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than American Board of Internal Medicine Members, who make approximately $143K annually. Becoming an American Board of Pediatrics Member can certainly pay off here; those folks make $132K on average. Employees who have a medical degree make the most here, hauling in around $93K per year.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Data Analysis among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $64K annually. A common skill in University of California, San Diego (UCSD)'s work force is Project Management; around an eighth of survey participants report using it on the job. Other skills in demand are Research Analysis, Clinical Research, and Molecular Biology.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only 36 percent. Perks cover health insurance for nearly all survey participants and dental coverage for the vast majority of survey participants. Some other perks are a casual working environment, flexible hours, life insurance, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.