Yale’s postdoctoral compensation scale is updated July 1 of each year. Below are the minimum levels as of July 1, 2021.  


Yale Minimum effective July 1, 2021

1st year postdoc    $53,760

2nd year postdoc  $54,144

3rd year postdoc   $54,540

4th year postdoc   $56,712

5th year postdoc   $58,608

6th year postdoc   $60,780

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.