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Employer contributions deducted from quoted salary—is this normal?

In order to help in future salary negociation, I wanted to know whether it is condiered normal in North America to be quoted a gross salary that does not take into account employer contributions to ...
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Does going to a graduate school with less prestige than your undergraduate school hurt you?

I am trying to decided whether pursing a Master's in Computer Science will make me more competitive for a job designing video games. I went to a prestigious undergraduate school and finished strongly. ...
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Do professors get paid for supervising students?

Do professors get paid for supervising PhD students / honours student's projects? If so, typically how much?
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What is relationship between post-doc experience and number of publications on Salary/appointment levels in New Zealand universities?

This question is related to What is the average salary of assistant professor in New Zealand? and Are salaries for academic jobs in New Zealand negotiable? Is the relation between number of years of ...
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Are salaries for academic jobs in New Zealand negotiable?

The academic salaries and compensations in new zealand universities seem tobe fairly low compared to most other countries such as US, UK, Australia, etc. Is it however possible to negotiate the ...
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Can New Zealand/Australian academics do consulting work during summers?

Is it possible (if not usual) to do consulting work during summers while working as academics in Aus/NZ universities? I guess the more important point is, is it allowed by the universities to earn ...
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How much do math professors get paid in the United States?

I have been researching professorship (full tenure) and I have been wondering what these full time professors make? I am not talking about professors are Harvard, but middle-good universities? In ...
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Is the postdoc salary negotiable in Canada?

I'm a statistician being offered 45k CAD for a postdoctoral position in Canada. I have a few questions: Is this number negotiable at all? Is it rude to ask for extra money to cover relocation ...
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Can the US general schedule (GS) scale be mapped to academic rank?

There are a number of US government jobs that are in essentially academic research labs that are unaffiliated with a university (e.g., the NIH and the national laboratories). The salary for some of ...
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How much money an electrical engineering professor earn from grants in US universities?

I am a newcomer to this site and I want you to help me about my question. Thank you. I know that in US universities, an electrical engineering professor can earn money from two ways: 1) the salary ...
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What percentage of a professor's salary is paid for by tution?

Is it possible to determine what percentage of a tenure track/tenured professor's salary is paid for by tuition? At my UK university, our school budget includes income from student fees (we only get a ...
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Reasons for dramatic differences in pay for adjuncts?

I recently came across a survey of pay for adjunct faculty at California community colleges. It doesn't surprise me that rural schools pay less than urban ones, but there are some pretty amazing ...
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What has the effect of publishing salaries been?

In the US, many (most?) states have laws which require the publication of full salary details for all employees of state universities. For example, California has a full online database of all state ...
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What is the average salary of assistant professor in New Zealand?

What is the rough salary one should expect from a research university in New Zealand, say in mathematics or sciences areas, at the beginning assistant professor (called Lecturer in NZ) level ...
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Why are UK faculty salaries so low?

I'm looking at faculty ads for computer science in the UK and noticed that the average salary range seems to be significantly lower compared to the US. Typically, a starting Lecturer ( = Assistent ...
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Number of months a year that faculty get paid in UK and Australia?

I've heard that faculty usually gets paid for 9 months in the US and you need to use your own funding to pay for the missing 3 months. Is this situation different in the UK and Australia?
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What should I state for “expected salary” in a tenure-track job application?

I am applying to a tenure-track assistant professor job in an applied math department, for which the job posting states Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the ...
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What is a reasonable percentage salary increase for tenure and promotion

What is a reasonable percentage salary increase for tenure and promotion from assistant to associate professor in the US?
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How to determine compensation for developing new course for community college?

I am a startup entrepreneur in Chattanooga TN. A few days ago, I was approached by a representative of Chattanooga State community college to teach a community course and/or course series on 3D ...
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Are postdoc salaries in the USA adjusted for cost of living?

I'm a life sciences Ph.D. student preparing over the next few months to begin applying for a postdoctoral fellowship. Several of my potential advisors are on the coasts--California, Boston, ...
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Why is salary inversion a problem?

I've heard that salary inversion is a problem in academia, and it happens when Universities continue to hire new and highly qualified people at higher and higher salaries, but they don't increase the ...
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How does the salary system for faculty in Canadian universities work?

How does the salary system for faculty members in Canadian universities work? Is it usually 8- or 9-monthly based same as in the USA Or 12-monthly? Also, what do they mean by Taxable Benefits in ...
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What are financial prospects for a postdoc as compared to a PhD student without funding?

I am going to start my PhD, unfortunately, I did not get any funding. I am thinking of taking a loan so that I could focus more on my PhD studies, but the loan will need to be repaid after PhD. ...
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Received offer to work for free, how to negotiate for a salary?

I was an international student and graduated 3 years ago. Now I want to continue my research career instead of working in the industry. I worked for free for a professor for one month last year. It ...
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As a PhD student in Germany, would I retain student status for tax purposes?

I am currently pursuing my masters degree in computer science from TU Munich, and I would love to pursue my PhD soon after my graduation, but I am worried about the finances at the same time. What I ...
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In which countries are academic salaries published?

This is a simple question but I am not sure how to find out the answer. Where in the world are the salaries of (senior) academics published and freely available? I found this amazing web page from ...
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How much salary can I expect as a physics post doc in the Netherlands?

I am considering a post doc in the Netherlands. I am a bit spoiled -- currently doing a post doc in the US with a salary of about $75000. I found a PI in the Netherlands whose project sounds very ...
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Can you do paid external work under a PhD contract in France?

If someone has a PhD contract in France and wants to work during summer for instance, is it fine if that person receives any external support during that time, outside the PhD contract support?
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What is the highest post-doctoral salary one should ask for (immunology)

I know the average salary is generally 45K USD for science post-docs. However, I received an email from a team of researchers who I had an excellent interview with and basically asked, "How much do ...
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Safely negotiate a salary for a PhD offer - Germany

I have recently received an offer from a group which pursues topics I find very motivating and whose equipment is above average for my field. The salary offered is 50% of the German TV-L E13 salary, ...
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Why is college tuition high, but academic salaries low?

Where is the money going to? How can it be that interested students pay so much, but many academic salaries are so low (excluding the obvious full professor in a field where the industry pays for ...
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Postdoc salary. Fair offer? [duplicate]

I was just offered a postdoc at 34 000 USD a year. I am wondering whether this is an ok offer. Can someone give me feedback on this?
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Hourly rates for industry consulting?

I have a friend who is considering a part time (~10hr/week) consulting gig with a large, well-established software company, doing a mixture of research and coding. However, there appears to be little ...
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Why is it that adjunct faculty positions pay so little?

There's been a series of articles recently [1,2,3,4,5] that basically decry the dismal working conditions of adjunct faculty. I would like to ask: Why do these positions pay so little? Is it because ...
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How much is the normal salary of a postdoctoral fellow in North America and Western Europe?

I understand that the salary of a postdoctoral fellow depends on the field, project, contract, and so forth, but I am curious how much is the normal range for a fellow. Someone told me that he prefer ...
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What if a faculty member is not successful in obtaining the summer salary from a funding agency?

I am a postdoc in Physics areas and trying to get myself ready for applying for tenure track positions. However, the US academic salary system seems still mysterious to me. In several salary surveys, ...
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How is the salary of professors and researchers in medicine?

For university-level researchers and professors, is the salary higher in the medical fields than in other fields? I suppose attracting physicians to teach may be harder, because they can usually get ...
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How are instructors compensated for teaching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)?

This question prompted me to wonder what compensation comes with teaching a MOOC. Most of these seem to be sponsored by universities, but my university doesn't offer them and neither did my PhD ...
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What is the typical payment arrangement for course design?

Occasionally, my university gives me outside work to design courses for other teachers or graduate students. This includes course books and other complete materials so that teachers using them have ...
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Should an assistant professor negotiate for a larger yearly raise before receiving tenure?

At my university, we are informed of our yearly raise with a letter mid-summer. There is no scheduled meetings with the chair or anyone else to discuss performance or the raise -- as far as I can ...
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Bad departmental funding, when do you leave the ship?

As a post-doctoral researcher, I am employed directly by a university. Due to the economic crisis, funds are not overabundant right now, and a lot of expenses have been scaled back or even cut out ...
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How significantly does the salary amount for tenured faculty impact the quality of a deparment?

I mean both the salary a department offers to new hires and to already hired faculty members. I would prefer answers specifically about math departments, but I would also be interested in answers ...
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Indirect expenses due to attending conferences

Going to conferences induces some costs on a researcher's personal budget. In all places I know, expenses directly related to travel and accommodation are usually covered (travel, hotels, food), but ...
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Are the Newton fellowships (UK) prestigious enough to warrant low post-doc pay?

I'm nearing the end of my graduate studies (1-1.5yrs remain) and have been looking out for post-doc opportunities. I came across the Newton Fellowships, which provide funding for up to 2 years of ...
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How should an academic negotiate his/her salary?

This is a follow-up question to this question of mine, where I wanted to know if academic salaries can be negotiated. How does an academic negotiate a pay package that has been offered? What special ...
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How do you ask for a raise?

Once you have a faculty job, how do you ask for a raise (beyond a yearly university-wide cost of living increase)? Is there any way to negotiate, short of soliciting outside offers? What should ...
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Salary determinants for faculty at public schools in the US

A follow-up question to this as I feel it is very broad. For example, consider this link displaying the salaries at a particular department in a public school in US. I see very wide variations within ...
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After my PhD how much salary should I expect as a professor of computer science?

It's easy for me to find out salaries for tech-jobs but it seems Professor salaries are quite hush-hush. I really love to teach and would be more than willing to join academia. However, I may choose ...
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What are ways that academics make money? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do academics make money from applying their research? What are the various revenue sources for academics? Are some ways to earn money more usual than others? I'm ...
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Are faculty salaries negotiable?

Are faculty salaries negotiable in general? Wherever they are negotiable, how could applicants gain insights about the statistics of offers or the extent of safe negotiation?