Research & Scientist Career Ladders


  • Research Career Ladder

    UAB's research career ladder provides researchers with growth opportunities, while developing their expertise, gaining experience and growing their profiles. Researchers are afforded a robust and transparent process to measure their progression and reward career advancement. The career ladder for UAB researchers has five levels and researchers will be promoted from one level to the next as they gain experience and skills.

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  • Research Salary Ranges

    Effective October 2016

    Job Title Job Code New Grade Min Mid Max Min Mid Max
    Researcher V R010023 WR120 49,004.80 72,252.40 95,500.00 23.56 34.74 45.91
    Researcher IV R010022 WR115 47,486.40 66,243.20 85,000.00 22.83 31.85 40.87
    Researcher III R010021 WR110 32,800.00 46,300.00 59,800.00 15.77 22.26 28.75
    Researcher II R010020 WR105 27,000.00 37,950.00 48,900.00 12.98 18.25 23.51
    Researcher I R010019 WR100 22,880.00 31,890.00 40,900.00 11.00 15.33 19.66
  • Scientist Career Ladder

    UAB has developed a new career ladder that comprises a clear career path for laboratory staff and investigators who do not have or seek academic appointments. The Scientist Career Ladder delineates the combination of education and experience needed to work in research laboratories and advance through the non-faculty ranks.

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  • Scientist Salary Ranges

    Job Title Job Code New Grade Min Mid Max Min Mid Max
    Scientist IV R010018 WR140 94,148.00 172,074.00 250,000 45.26 82.73 120.19
    Scientist III R010017 WR135 80,300.00 106,800.00 133,300.00 38.61 51.35 64.09
    Scientist II R010016 WR130 74,100.00 97,400.00 120,700.00 35.63 46.83 58.03
    Scientist I R010015 WR125 63,125.00 83,412.50 103,700.00 30.35 40.10 49.86