Postdoctoral Salary Guidelines
Starting salaries/stipends for all postdoctoral scholars, regardless of their source of funding, are expected to meet the minimum standards set annually by the Office of Postdoctoral Services. A department/school may establish a higher minimum salary/stipend level for postdoctoral scholars paid within that school. Each department/school should establish compensation levels based on experience and the usual standards for payment of postdoctoral scholars/trainees in the relevant discipline.
Effective July 1, 2011 the minimum salary for Postdoctoral Scholars at Virginia Commonwealth University will be $36,000 unless stipulated below:
- School of Medicine: all new postdoctoral hires must meet the minimum Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA stipend level. For 2012, the NRSA stipend level is $39,264. Information on the NIH NRSA Trainee 2012 stipend levels can be accessed at the following link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-12-033.html
- Department of Psychology; all postdoctoral scholars must be paid a minimum of $37,740