Compensation and Benefits

All postdoctoral scholars receive the same benefits, whether they come from a Principal Investigator’s grant, department account, or external fellowship. Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, accidental death and dismemberment, and short-term disability and long-term disability insurance plans. Postdoctoral scholars on the Postdoctoral Scholar Benefits Plan can also receive up to 20 units of tuition remission for training-related courses at USC (up to 4 units per semester).

As of July 1, 2018 the minimum annual salary for newly hired and renewed appointments for postdoctoral scholars (including postdoctoral research associated, postdoctoral fellows, and postdoctoral teaching fellows) is $48,432 (12 months).


More information regarding postdoctoral titles and benefits is available here.