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Question about academic salary. A salary is a fixed regular payment made by an employer to an employee.

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NSF Guidelines on Postdoc Salary for Grants Hosted by an Institution/PI

I'm looking for guidelines the NSF may have on minimum salary paid to a postdoc under grants to an institution/PI. These are grants that, for example, I would write which then get awarded to me/my ...
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Negotiating for a higher hourly rate for RA position?

I am a Ph.D student. A professor from another university is interested in hiring me part-time for a project that he just received funding for. I am interested in the work (to hone my own skills) but I ...
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Is there maximum amount of salary for postdoc? [closed]

I'm a Ph.D. researcher at a company, and my company wants to send me to a laboratory for postdoc training. In this case, is there maximum amount of salary for postdoc? Of course my company will fund ...
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Are authors of papers okay with receiving questions from people in industry?

Would authors of a paper be okay with fielding technical questions about the paper (implementation, theory, etc.) from a person in industry? I see this as a moral grey area because an engineer in ...
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PhD or postdoc salary in Denmark according to the cost of living. Is it OK?

I´d like to know if the average salary for a PostDoc and a PhD student is sufficient for a middle income expectations in Denmark. What I mean for middle income is for the two of us (1 PostDoc and 1 ...
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Where can I see the standard salary range for California State University Assistant Professor? [closed]

Is there a website where I can see the standard salaries for recently hired tenure track Assistant Professors in California State University system? I am on the job market and almost in the process of ...
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Postdoc in the US : what salary should I ask for

I live in France and I'm currently applying for postdoc positions in fundamental mathematics, at several universities in the US and elsewhere. For my application at the University of Denver, I'm asked ...
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How much cost a graduate student to a supervisor? [closed]

In order to hire a certain number of student in an office, I was wondering how much should one supervisor should think about the money involved. To restrict the answer, I'd like to focus in a biology ...
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I received an F32, how do I ask for more money?

The F32 pays for my salary, and my benefits. This is going to be more than 58,500 dollars that my boss saves per year, for the next 3 years. That is a lot of money. I think it is only right that I ...
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Whats the average salary (inclusively) in china? How expensive it is for a single postdoctoral life? [duplicate]

I'm going to join one of the top university in China. I have been offered 130000 to 180000 RMB per year (including the basic performance and housing subsidy) on invitation letter although it's less ...
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Where else are teachers not paid for prep time?

Last spring I did some teaching at a university. It was my first time. It was a temporary position. I was there 1 semester only. I was paid by the hour. A couple of things caught my eye about the ...
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Can a faculty on a 12-month appointment apply for grants?

I'm wondering if a 12-month appointed faculty (mainly teaching but also research duty, R1 university in the US) is allowed to pay him/herself from grants (especially NSF or NIH). I heard that they may ...
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Changing from 100% research to 20% teaching and 80% research: Seems like a raw deal, would you do it? [closed]

I'm a named researcher (but basically a Postdoc) on a funded project in the UK which pays my salary. I've got a good CV and currently do 4 hours of teaching per year. The principal investigator (PI) ...
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Working from distance as a postdoc for a Company

Almost 5 months ago I got an offer for a postdoc in USA. As we knew due to my nationality it will take some time to get the visa, I started working on the project from distance. Even though, my ...
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How do I charge my professor hourly for Web Scraping?

I am a graduate research assistant, who is paid hourly, I run a script that scrapes data for my professor's research. It is automated, meaning that I don't have to even click a button. But it runs for ...
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What is the gross salary like for university engineering professors in Pakistan?

What is the gross salary like for Assistant professors in Pakistan in publicly funded universities in the area of engineering?
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What is the gross salary like for university engineering teachers in India?

What is the gross salary like for Assistant professors in India in publicly/privately funded universities in the area of engineering?
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Is it possible to start a PhD at 36 without taking a huge hit financially?

I'm currently working as a Senior Engineer (Mechanical) for a large company. However, I am increasingly finding the work to be dull and lacking in challenge. I don't think I can bear to spend the next ...
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Paid twice by university for “same” research: how to proceed?

I'm a graduate student doing research in physics. Through this month, I had an NIH grant through the Engineering department. I was also covered by my advisor's NIH grant in physics, with possible ...
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Is not being paid in an internship common in academia?

I'm a to-be third year Phyiscs and Mathematics student, and in the beginning of this summer, I was invited to do internship at the lab of one of the professors in the Physics department by that ...
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Would an honest researcher actually have to pay back their salary?

Recently, I read the answer by Hexal to the following question here: Not including student who contributed very little as coauthor of paper and I was scared. Much more than scared, I could not sleep ...
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À la carte graduate courses

I can get a small raise if I earn 7 more graduate units from an accredited school. I have no intention of earning another degree, and I could be happy with either online or in-person work. How to go ...
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Data/analyses on distribution on academic research income across research active staff

Does anyone know of any analyses of the level of ‘research income inequality’ in research grant income across research active staff? Ideally by field, country, and time? I.e if you had a list of all ...
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Why don't Universities pay PhD students more?

I've worked in higher education on the administrative side. I've been able to get a very thorough look at University budgets. From my perspective it's really a travesty that research Universities, ...
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How to recruit PhD students when industry pays so much more?

I'll be starting as a tenure-track professor in a few months where I'll be doing research on software developer tools. I have seen that it is extremely difficult to recruit good PhD students in this ...
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UK Postdoc - Is salary negotiation even possible?

I have an interview later this week and the advertisement goes something like: Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a. While talking to a postdoc at my own department, she told me that the scale wouldn't ...
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Effects of tenure in the US system

Suppose you are in a tenure-track position in the US and lucky (or successful) enough to eventually get tenured. The most important effect is obvious that you now have a permanent position. But what ...
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In UK, is the advertised salary range before or after tax?

I've been offered a faculty position at a British university (Russel group). I'm slightly confused about the pay/salary. specifically, my questions are: I understand the single pay national spine (...
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Negotiating salary before in-person interview for an administrative position

I had an interview for an administrative (IT) position at a very prestigious US university. I had a second phone interview with an HR representative who asked for my salary expectation. I gave my ...
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Change of rules & regulations after accepting faculty contract offer

I have recently accepted a new academic position in the Netherlands. Netherlands has a generous so-called 30% rule for high skilled expats: you are paying taxes only for the 70% of your income and ...
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Choice between A13 Z and E13 for a post-doc position in Germany

I received a post-doc offer in physics from a German University. The position has a fixed three-year term, which might be extended up to three more years. The original position description says that ...
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Besides salary, is there any difference between “classes” of faculty in France?

While learning about the different faculty jobs in France, I discovered that the two different ranks of faculty are subdivided in classes: maitre de conférence are sorted in "normal class" and "...
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PhD stipend continues being paid

I graduated with a PhD after 2 years (I was very efficient) and even though I have already received my degree and moved out of town, I'm still getting a stipend deposited into my bank account. I ...
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Is there a UK PhD scholarship for international students that pays as much as a particular city's average annual salary? [closed]

After checking out PhD stipends offered by various UK universities, I've come to the conclusion that they are way below the average annual salary. I realize now that this is normal. At Durham, for ...
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What does a promise of possible funding “based on availability of departmental funding” actually mean?

I'm finishing up my third year of a PhD program this Spring. Until recently, I had assumed that I would have four years of funding as many of the PhD students do. However, after asking the department ...
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Persistent issues with salary pay as a postdoc in China: What can I do?

I am a third-time postdoc, and had never before had problems with getting paid. For almost two years now I have been a postdoctoral fellow at a university in southern China. This is my first ...
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Salary for math professors at 4-year liberal arts colleges?

I am working on the latter half of my PhD in mathematics at a mid-ranked university, and I am beginning to think about what kind of career I would like to have after I graduate. I am leaning towards a ...
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As an American considering a post-doc in Australia, how does superannuation affect me? [closed]

I have been offered a temporary (3 years) post doc in Australia with a salary and superannuation. As an American, Can I access this money? Is there a penalty? Can I transfer it to a tax-...
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Is there any way to stop the one-way brain drain from academia to industry? [closed]

About 5 years ago, Jake VanderPlas wrote an interesting and in my opinion, crucial, piece on why many academic cultures are unsustainable in the long run, and will eventually be outcompeted industry ...
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Evaluating a salary for a physics postdoc in Canada

I recently received a 1st-year physics postdoc fellowship offer at a university in Canada for two to three years. The annual salary is 55,000 CAD (44,000 in USD). I haven’t worked in North America at ...
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Advisor miscalculated the personnel budget for research grant

I am a PhD student directly employed by a German university, this means my salary is paid directly by the federal government. In Germany, the salary of PhD students is (often and in my case, ...
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Should I ask my research advisor for extra hourly work as a gap-year research assistant (not a student)?

I'm currently working as a post-bac researcher with my undergraduate advisor in the US, but lost my funding last summer. So, I have been doing the research as voluntary work and work odd jobs that are ...
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PhD salary in Germany according to TVöD

I have a PhD acceptance letter from an institute in Germany. They have written that my salary would be according to TVöD (collective salary scheme for the German public service). I searched about ...
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If I leave mid-year, am I still eligible for summer pay? [closed]

I'm on a what appears to be a 12 month contract (Sept.- Aug.) While we only work 9 months out of the year, the standard academic job year, we are paid over 12 months. Well, I am now leaving my post ...
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How to negotiate a salary in Norway/Scandinavian countries?

So, my application looks like its going very well. I've got a feedback from the Norwegian institute that I am the most suitable candidate for the job among 13 ones. In a few weeks, I will be in the ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for a pay raise as an adjunct professor with a Master's degree?

I am currently a Ph.D. student with a Master's degree. Throughout my time in grad school, I have been an adjunct at a local university. Recently, this university has started a Master's program in my ...
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Question regarding post-doc salary and moving expense (US)

I'm a 2nd-year post-doc at a US university on the West coast, and I'm currently seeking my next position. I have had interviews at two universities on the East coast. Because I received positive ...
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UK Lecturer application: possible to refuse to answer “expected salary”?

I am applying for faculty positions in multiple countries. For all of the UK positions, it was necessary to fill out an online form, which always asks for my current salary, and often asks for my "...
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Post-doc and family considerations

I’m doing my PhD in Europe but I’m researching my opportunities for doing a postdoc in the US. There is a reasonable amount of job postings in my field, so I hope I’d have a decent chance of obtaining ...
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Is offering to work for free a bad idea for an undergrad researcher?

I’ve read that PhDs are almost always funded, and being accepted into a PhD program without funding is equivalent to a polite rejection. Is this also true for undergraduate research? For example, ...