Yale’s postdoctoral compensation scale is updated July 1 of each year. Below are the minimum levels as of July 1, 2022.  


Yale Minimum effective July 1, 2022

1st year postdoc    $56,448

2nd year postdoc  $56,851

3rd year postdoc   $57,267

4th year postdoc   $59,548

5th year postdoc   $61,538

6th year postdoc   $63,819

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.