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How much do postdocs get paid?

  1. Aug 30, 2009 #1


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    Simple question. Let's say at a top 20 school.
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  3. Aug 30, 2009 #2


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    I don't think it really goes by the school. Most post-doc salaries are grant-based, hence the contract terms, limited benefits, etc. In general however, you're looking at the $30-40k ballpark.
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    I'm looking at postdocs now, and the salary range (in astronomy and astrophysics) is between 35k and 65k a year (higher at national labs and prize fellowships) - and there are a few in the 100k range (LANL for example).
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    At my university most postdocs get paid $40,000/year. All state employees' salaries (including professors and postdocs) are available online.
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