How much money does a university research professor generally earn per year?
I think this must be pretty common. We're no Harvard or Stanford, but children of our faculty members can go to school here without paying tuition. We also participate in a "tuition exchange" program with other similar schools, so that in principle at least, the kids can go to those other schools instead. I think in this situation there are rules intended to balance things out so that one school doesn't end up forfeiting significantly more tuition money than the others. I don't have any kids so I don't know all the details of this perk, but many of our faculty kids do study here. A few years ago the son of one of our psychology professors graduated with a double major in physics and math, and the daughter of one of my department colleagues started this past year, planning on a biology major, I think.mathwonk said:one enormous perq of a few top schools is free or discounted tuition for profesors' children.
And then your students graduate and some of them start off making as much money as you do, after 20 years of teaching experience. But depending on where you are, it can be a decent living, if not a luxurious one. My wife and I both teach at a small college in the southeast USA. Salaries are low, but so are housing costs and taxes. My mother just sold her one-bedroom apartment in Florida for 3-4 times what our three-bedroom house would probably bring if we sold it today. We can afford to travel on a "budget level" regularly, which is a good thing because my wife teaches German and French so she really needs to visit Europe regularly.so become a professor if you love the work, not for the salary. there will be many things you cannot afford as a professor, and if you are a hard worker, there will be many frustrations at dealing with many less determined people as students.
Well, honestly, to European standards, that IS a lot of money ! Rough estimate in France, a full professor in the middle of his carreer, must make something like 30-40 thousend Euros/year, after deduction of social security but before taxes.mathwonk said:If 80,000 sounds like a lot of money, compare that to the price of a house, an assisted living home, medical care, or top college tuition.
I got my numbers a few (3-4) years back out of a booklet about public teaching salaries in France. Actually my numbers were a bit too low, and yours are a bit too high !Monique said:No way, a PhD makes 28k, a research assistant 30k, a postdoc 32k, a junior university teacher 41k, a full professor 55-80k Euros/year.
Those are the brute salaries they are offering here in the Netherlands. Taxes still need to be subtracted, ofcourse taxes here are way higher than in the US.. I guess costs of living are so too.vanesch said:I got my numbers a few (3-4) years back out of a booklet about public teaching salaries in France. Actually my numbers were a bit too low, and yours are a bit too high !