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Average Salary for University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center Employees

University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center pays its employees $79K per year on average. For the most part, employee paychecks at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center fluctuate depending on your experience level; your job title also matters, but to a lesser degree. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center typically pays:
at market
Similar employers pay:
above market
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Kaiser Permanente, Kindred Healthcare, Sutter Health
Employer: University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Registered Nurse (RN) (11)
$63,253 - $180,537  
[-]Registered Nurse (RN) (11)
Total Pay$63,253 - $180,537  
[+]Clinical Research Coordinator (6)
$39,750 - $81,711  
[+]Clinical Research Coordinator (6)
Salary$43,598 - $85,462  
Total Pay$39,750 - $81,711  
[+]Postdoctoral Research Associate (4)
$35,065 - $70,070  
[+]Postdoctoral Research Associate (4)
Salary$35,172 - $65,856  
Total Pay$35,065 - $70,070  
[+]Administrative Assistant (3)
$26,620 - $50,511  
[+]Administrative Assistant (3)
Total Pay$26,620 - $50,511  
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 8 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113

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Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $66K annually. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $62K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center employees (35 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $91K annually on average.


Laboratory Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $85K per year; Psychologists, Epidemiologists, and Research Associates also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $84K, approximately $74K, and $61K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center are Postdoctoral Research Associates — the median salary for this role approaches about $42K.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $183K annually for American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Members, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. On average, salaries rise to approximately $128K per year for accredited Basic Life Support Specialists. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in $87K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Critical Care; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $145K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Data Analysis; about one in eight deem it necessary for work. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Office, Clinical Research, and Research Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

42 percent have paid vacation, and only about 30 percent can take paid time off for illness. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. The vast majority of workers have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of employees also include dental insurance. Perks also include defined contribution (dc) retirement plan and life insurance.

Key Stats for University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center


52 %
48 %
$42,500 - $117,916
$42,030 - $134,114
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
$57,000 - $106,000
United States (change)

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