Neurosurgeons represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $200K annually — though Non-Profit Program Managers, Research Analysts, and Clinical Research Coordinators also do fairly well at around $77K, $69K, and approximately $63K, respectively. Postdoctoral Research Associates are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $49K.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $72K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $62K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Board Certified Surgeons, who make around $500K per year. American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Members with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $162K annually. At University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, employees who hold a Master of Science (MS) receive the highest salaries at $103K.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Research Analysis; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $72K per year. A common skill in University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center's work force is Project Management; close to a seventh of survey participants report using it on the job. Clinical Research, Data Analysis, and Molecular Biology round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 44 percent receiving paid vacation and a quarter of respondents receiving paid sick days. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. Most workers have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of workers also include dental insurance. Some other perks are life insurance and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.