Postdoctoral benefits & salary

Benefits information

As a postdoc at the University of Nevada, Reno you are entitled to several employee benefits, including health insurance and retirement. Below is a general overview. For additional information, please visit Human Resources' Postdoctoral Fellow Benefits at a glance or BCN

  • Health insurance: There are two plans to choose from based on your needs and the needs of your family.
  • Retirement: A retirement contribution of 6.2 percent is mandatory, and it is matched 100 percent by the employer
  • Annual leave (vacation days): Leave days are accrued at the rate of 1.25 working days per month for full-time continuous service or the equivalent of 15 working days per year.
  • Voluntary benefits include discounted auto and home insurance.
  • Child care: The University provides early care and education for children from six weeks old through first grade. University students and employees have enrollment priority, and tuition is calculated using a sliding fee scale based on family household income. Learn more about on-campus childcare and K-12 education programs.
  • Employee Assistance Program: The Employee Assistance Program or EAP (LifeWorks) is a confidential assessment and referral service specifically designed to assist employees and families in handling personal and work-related issues. It allows up to three sessions of EAP counseling services per year and unlimited telephone and online services at no cost to the employee.
  • Counseling services: Counseling services are available through The Downing Counseling Clinic at a sliding scale based on the ability to pay.

Additional benefit information

Salary information

Stipends for postdocs are negotiated between the fellow and faculty advisor and must fall within the following University guidelines:

  • The minimum salary level for a postdoc at 100 percent FTE should be no less than $3,956/month, or $47,476/year.
  • For postdoctoral fellowships paid from a Federal Grant, the salary maximum is set forth by the granting agency.

For more postdoctoral benefits information see the  University's Administrative Manual.