Postdoctoral Scholar Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Highest Paying City
Las Vegas, NV
Highest Paying State
Average Experience Level
1.5 years
How much does a postdoctoral scholar make?
The national average salary for a Postdoctoral Scholar in the U.S. is $53,477 annually or $25.71 hourly. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 30,000. The top 10 percent earn over $70,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $40,000 annually. Education companies and Manufacturing companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. The best states for high paying Postdoctoral Scholar jobs are Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, Delaware, and Rhode Island. The typical tenure for a Postdoctoral Scholar is 1.5 years.

Average Postdoctoral Scholar Salary By Location

Across America, Postdoctoral Scholars make on average $53,477 annually or $25.71 hourly. The top city when it comes to Postdoctoral Scholar salaries is Las Vegas, NV at $67,429 per year. The Las Vegas, NV average entry-level salary for Postdoctoral Scholars is $44,000. Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, Delaware, and Rhode Island are the highest paying states. Alabama, Nebraska, and Mississippi have the lowest Postdoctoral Scholar salaries.

Map of Postdoctoral Scholar Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Postdoctoral Scholars earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Postdoctoral Scholar Salary By Company

Postdoctoral Scholars can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Most Postdoctoral Scholar jobs are in Education companies and Education companies. HP and AMD are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like Sandia National Laboratories and Michelin report highly competitive salaries for Postdoctoral Scholars.

Postdoctoral Scholar Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Postdoctoral Scholar Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Postdoctoral Scholar can range from $40,503 to $69,832 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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