Salaries for Research Scientists and Postdoctoral Fellows and Associates in the FAS, SEAS and YSE for 2023-2024

New 12-month research scientist and postdoctoral salary minima have been announced, effective July 1, 2023.

To: Deans of FAS, SEAS, and YSE

For your reference, please see below for 12-month research scientist and postdoctoral salary minima, effective 1 July 2023. Please feel free to distribute to any who may require this information.  For any questions regarding research scientist salaries, please respond to  

The updated postdoc salary scale for FY 24, announced in a memoby Provost Strobel on Tuesday, May 2, is also noted below. For any questions regarding postdoc salaries, please email

Research Scientist:

Senior Research Scientist: $114,525
Research Scientist: $93,631
Associate Research Scientist: $68,502

Postdoctoral Associate (Fellow):

1st Year $65,000
2nd Year $65,000
3rd Year $65,000
4th Year $65,000
5th Year $68,000
6th Year $68,000


Michael C. Crair, PhD
Vice Provost for Research