Faculty Research Compensation

Wake Forest University School of Medicine is committed to maintaining Faculty Research Compensation programs that are externally competitive and internally equitable.  These programs are intended to drive key behaviors and further our desired culture of collegiality, accountability and excellence.  


The Faculty Research Compensation Guidance Document provides detailed background and instructions for the following faculty research compensation programs: 

  • Salary Expectations
  • Research Incentive
  • Three-Year Faculty Salary Guarantee
  • Salary Bridge Funding
  • Early-Career Salary Support
  • Salary Adjustments
  • Research Scholar (or Contingent) Track Faculty 

Guidelines for period worked January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023

Guidelines for period worked January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2024



The Faculty Research Compensation programs detailed above are administered over the course of Wake Forest University School of Medicine’s calendar year.