Salary Guidelines & Taxes
The University annually sets minimum standards for postdoctoral compensation. The minimums below are effective as of July 1, 2013.
Year 1 - $39,264
Year 2 - $41,364
Year 3 - $44,340
Year 4 - $46,092
Year 5 - $47,820
Year 6 - $49,884
Click here for the July 1st, 2013 salary memo.
The University withholds state, federal, and FICA taxes from the salaries of employees, including postdoctoral associates. The tax situation for postdoctoral fellows is more complicated, however, and depends on the fellow's source of income, nation of origin, and immigration and residency status. In general, Yale does not withhold taxes from the stipends of fellows, but fellows are responsible for paying state and federal income taxes. They do not have to pay FICA taxes. Please consult the Yale Tax Office for more information.
The Yale Tax Office has released a memo discussing tax policies related to U.S. and U.S. Permanent Resident postdoctoral fellows, and this memo may be downloaded in pdf format from this link, Tax Memo.
International postdoctoral fellows and associates should refer to the International Tax Office website for additional tax information.
www.eftps.gov/eftps (for fellows who pay quarterly taxes)
State of Connecticut
National Postdoc Association (International Postdocs)
National Postdoc Association (Overview of Tax issues for Postdocs)