As highly educated individuals, scientists are always wondering whether they are being fairly compensated for their hard work and many years of higher education (the answer is likely NOT). Instead of conducting a highly unscientific survey of your colleagues, be sure to participate in The Scientist’s 2011 salary survey to ensure accurate numbers that cover the broadest sample size possible.
The Scientist promises to break it down by life science specializations, geographic location, degree, job title and more. In return for your participation before June 24, 2011, they will enter you in a draw to win a $100 Amazon gift certificate.
Sounds like a win-win to me.
To participate visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BY3Q7MS. The survey is only open to US life science residents.
If the answer turns out to be that you are underpaid, you can always heed ABBA’s advice and get yourself a wealthy man (or at least a private grant backer).