Postdoc

Postdoc Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$74,000
$43,000
Min 10%
$74,000
Median 50%
$127,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Palo Alto Networks
Highest Paying City
Nutley, NJ
Highest Paying State
New Jersey
Average Experience Level
2.6 years
How much does a postdoc make?
The national average salary for a Postdoc in the U.S. is $74,558 annually or $35.85 hourly. The top 10 percent of earners make over $127,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $43,000 per year. Most Postdoc jobs are in Professional companies and Health Care companies. States with the highest Postdoc salaries include New Jersey, Alaska, Connecticut, Maine, and Delaware. The typical tenure for a Postdoc is 2.6 years.
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Researcher
$60,613

Average Postdoc Salary By Company

Postdocs can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Postdocs are in Professional companies and Health Care companies. Palo Alto Networks and Bayer are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like Hackensack University Health Network and AstraZeneca report highly competitive salaries for Postdocs.

Average Postdoc Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Postdoc in the USA is $74,558 annually or $35.85 hourly. Nutley, NJ reports the highest annual salary for Postdocs at 94,418. The Nutley, NJ average entry-level salary for Postdocs is $51,000. Some of the states with the best Postdoc salaries are New Jersey, Alaska, Connecticut, Maine, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Colorado, Georgia, Nebraska, Alabama, and Missouri are at the bottom for competitive pay.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Nutley, NJ
$94,418
2
Menlo Park, CA
$84,712
3
Philadelphia, PA
$83,051
4
Baltimore, MD
$77,781
5
Boston, MA
$71,813

Average Postdoc Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Postdoc works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Pharmaceutical companies, Education companies, and Technology companies pay higher-than-average wages for Postdocs. Pharmaceutical companies pay their Postdocs the highest wages, averaging $86,727 per year. Education companies and Technology companies pay well too, at $80,683 and $77,808, respectively. At $67,026, the average salary for Postdocs in the Manufacturing industry is lower than other industries.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Pharmaceutical
$86,727
2
Education
$80,683
3
Technology
$77,808
4
Health Care
$69,108
5
Manufacturing
$67,026

Recently Added Postdoc Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
12/05/2019
$74,000
University of Michigan
Postdoc
10/18/2019
$55,000
10/13/2019
$47,659
10/09/2019
$60,000
10/07/2019
$74,000
09/25/2019
$74,000
08/06/2019
$74,000
06/04/2019
$74,000
05/16/2019
$74,000
The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford, Jr. University
Postdoc RES Affiliate
03/21/2019
$60,000
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