Yale’s postdoctoral compensation scale is updated July 1 of each year. Below are the minimum levels as of July 1, 2016.  Note that this scale was adjusted on December 1, 2016 in anticipation of changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Yale Minimum effective 7.1.16

1st year postdoc   $42,840

2nd year postdoc  $44,556

3rd year postdoc   $46,344

4th year postdoc   $48,192

5th year postdoc   $50,112

6th year postdoc   $52,116

Yale Minimum effective 12.1.16

1st year postdoc  $47,484

2nd year postdoc  $47,844

3rd year postdoc   $48,216

4th year postdoc   $50,316

5th year postdoc   $52,140

6th year postdoc   $54,228

Please click here for the most recent annual compensation memo to departments and faculty.

Please click here for the Policies on Postdoctoral Fellows: Sponsored Payments of Compensation, Augmentation of Stipends.

Compensation Above Salary

Compensation above salary (“extra comp”) for postdoctoral fellows and associates is expected to be rare and granted only in exceptional circumstances. Requests for compensation above salary must be made in advance to the Office for Postdoctoral Affairs. See for university policies on extra compensation.