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1,298 Postdoctoral Fellow Salaries

Postdoctoral Fellows earn $41,000 annually on average, or $20 per hour, which is 39% less than the national average for all working Americans. Our data indicates that the best paid Postdoctoral Fellows work for Jet Propulsion Laboratory at $79,000 annually while the lowest paid Postdoctoral Fellows work for National Tsing Hua University earning approximately $28,000 each year.

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$66K National Institute of Standards and Technology's Average Postdoctoral Fellow Salary (2 salaries)

+$25K (46%) more than national average Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($41K)
+$5K (7%) more than average National Institute of Standards and Technology salary ($61K)
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Equal to average National Institute of Standards and Technology Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($66K)
"For postdocs, the salary is one of the highest in the country."
-$1K (1%) less than average National Institute of Standards and Technology Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($66K)
"The pay is fine. But it's supposed to be about development of the researcher and that part fails."

$41K University of Texas' Average Postdoctoral Fellow Salary (59 salaries)

Equal to national average Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($41K)
+$6K (15%) more than average University of Texas salary ($35K)
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+$12K (25%) more than average University of Texas Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($41K)
"Slightly higher than average, but not enough... especially with the unnecessary expectations and stress involved."
+$19K (37%) more than average University of Texas Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($41K)
-$11K (30%) less than average University of Texas Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($41K)
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$41K UCLA's Average Postdoctoral Fellow Salary (35 salaries)

Equal to national average Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($41K)
+$1K (2%) more than average UCLA salary ($40K)
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+$19K (37%) more than average UCLA Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($41K)
"Relative to our postdocs at my level, I am overpaid. However, in comparison to industry workers with my credentials and technical skills, I am underpaid."
+$6K (13%) more than average UCLA Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($41K)
+$20K (39%) more than average UCLA Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($41K)
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$41K Harvard University's Average Postdoctoral Fellow Salary (32 salaries)

Equal to national average Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($41K)
-$9K (19%) less than average Harvard University salary ($50K)
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+$2K (4%) more than average Harvard University Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($41K)
"Just in the good limit of what I expected."
+$10K (21%) more than average Harvard University Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($41K)
Equal to average Harvard University Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($41K)
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$41K Stanford University's Average Postdoctoral Fellow Salary (17 salaries)

Equal to national average Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($41K)
-$13K (27%) less than average Stanford University salary ($54K)
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+$16K (32%) more than average Stanford University Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($41K)
"I am paid just as normally as I am supposed to be. I do not feel to be under or over paid."
Equal to average Stanford University Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($41K)
+$30K (53%) more than average Stanford University Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($41K)
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$41K Berkeley Lab's Average Postdoctoral Fellow Salary (9 salaries)

Equal to national average Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($41K)
-$15K (30%) less than average Berkeley Lab salary ($56K)
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+$29K (52%) more than average Berkeley Lab Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($41K)
"I was paid enough for the position and lifestyle of the area."
+$10K (21%) more than average Berkeley Lab Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($41K)
Equal to average Berkeley Lab Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($41K)
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$41K University of Delaware's Average Postdoctoral Fellow Salary (8 salaries)

Equal to national average Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($41K)
+$11K (30%) more than average University of Delaware salary ($30K)
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-$4K (10%) less than average University of Delaware Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($41K)
"I am being underpaid since I'm a recent graduate."
Equal to average University of Delaware Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($41K)
+$20K (39%) more than average University of Delaware Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($41K)
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$39K Colorado State University's Average Postdoctoral Fellow Salary (8 salaries)

-$2K (5%) less than national average Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($41K)
+$9K (26%) more than average Colorado State University salary ($30K)
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+$9K (20%) more than average Colorado State University Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($39K)
"The payments at academia are usually low for the work postdocs do."
-$9K (26%) less than average Colorado State University Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($39K)
-$9K (26%) less than average Colorado State University Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($39K)
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$50K Oregon Health & Science University's Average Postdoctoral Fellow Salary (6 salaries)

+$9K (19%) more than national average Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($41K)
+$5K (10%) more than average Oregon Health & Science University salary ($45K)
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+$8K (14%) more than average Oregon Health & Science University Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($50K)
"As far as for my position, it is the norm."
-$9K (19%) less than average Oregon Health & Science University Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($50K)
-$9K (19%) less than average Oregon Health & Science University Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($50K)
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$36K Baylor College of Medicine's Average Postdoctoral Fellow Salary (6 salaries)

-$5K (12%) less than national average Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($41K)
-$4K (10%) less than average Baylor College of Medicine salary ($40K)
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+$9K (22%) more than average Baylor College of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($36K)
"The salary is match to NIH, so it is ok. However there are little possibilities to get promotion and the academic research level decreased in recent years."
+$5K (12%) more than average Baylor College of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($36K)
+$35K (65%) more than average Baylor College of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellow salary ($36K)
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