Simple question. Let's say at a top 20 school.
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.
Check out this link from AIP: Figure 2
the median seems to be around 40k a year.
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).
Interesting stuff... thanks for the link!
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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