Postdoctoral Classifications, Benefits and Compensation


  • Postdoctoral Associates

  • Postdoctoral Scholars

Learn more about University of Pittsburgh postdoctoral classifications


Learn more about benefits for University of Pittsburgh postdoctoral trainees.


University Minimum Compensation Policies

  • The University’s minimum rate of postdoctoral compensation is $47,476.

  • Postdoctoral scholars typically receive the next stipend level based upon the source of funding and years of experience. Effective FY20, the NIH stipend level for an entry-level postdoctoral scholar is $52,704.

  • The NIH stipend levels are widely accepted to represent best practices in biomedical and behavioral sciences and represent a competitive benchmark for postdoctoral compensation.