INOMICS Releases Salary Report 2015 for Academics

Berlin, December聽10th, 2015


INOMICS, a recruitment network for academics and professionals, releases its annual聽Salary Report聽on Thursday, December 10, 2015. The report offers key insight into聽the academic job market. The findings are based on over 800 responses to a survey conducted between February and April 2015. Most respondents currently work within a university, and represent different career stages, ranging from those just starting their PhD to those working as senior professors. The questions were designed to gain insight into the job market from the point of view of market candidates and potential applicants. The report聽compares average salaries in different regions and聽countries, taking into account age and professional experience.


salary report key findings

  • For聽PhD candidates, institutions in聽Switzerland聽pay the聽highest average salaries聽by a considerable margin.
  • For all positions at the聽postdoc level or more senior, as well as for聽researchers, the聽highest salaries聽are found in the聽United States. 聽聽
  • In聽Western Europe, a large聽increase (28 percent)聽in average salary between the聽36 to 45 year olds聽and聽46 to 55 year olds聽was observed.
  • Professionals in聽Eastern & Southeastern Europe聽receive relatively聽low raises in their salaries聽with age.
  • 25 鈥 35 year olds in the US聽earn聽much more聽than their counterparts in聽other countries.
  • In developing regions,聽such as聽Africa, the expected increase in salary with age is found in the younger age groups, but聽average salary drops for older employees.

The information presented in this study supports applicants in making informed career choices. It also provides recruiters with crucial information about the current state of the job market to help them find and attract the best candidates.

Download the full report here.


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