Academic Salaries in the UK and Ireland
On Wednesday, January 29, INOMICS released the Economics Job Market Report 2013 (UK and Ireland). This report, based on the findings of the Economics Job Market Survey conducted in 2013, introduces the reader to various aspects of the job market in economics, business and finance, concentrating primarily on the academic field.
As shown earlier in our post “How Much Econ Professors Earn? Salaries in Academia by Country”, the UK is on the list of countries that remunerate their economists quite well. As can be seen in the graph above, entry-level academic positions, such as PhD Candidate, Researcher or Post Doc, tend to pay less than 50,000 US$ per year, though this number is still significantly higher than in many other countries and regions. Salaries for Professors start, on average, with 61,000 US$ per year for Assistant positions, and go above 95,000 US$ per year for Full Professorship positions.
However, there are of course many factors influencing the salary an economist might earn, including years of experience, the highest degree obtained and so on. Our findings show that salaries are strongly correlated with one’s highest degree, and having a PhD determines a stable increase in the average pay.
More details on the findings and methodology of the survey can be found in the full version of the report, which is available for free download on the INOMICS site.
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Salaries in Economics: Does a having a PhD Matter?
Now, with the release of the INOMICS Salary Report – based on the salary data of almost 2,000 economists – any uncertainty can be laid to rest and the question answered: in financial terms, yes, having a PhD does matter. In fact, to say that it matters is something of an understatement – such is its influence on an economist’s future earnings.
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