We've all joked about it. At some point you let your class know, "I'm not in it for the money." So now that I'm years and years in and turning my attention to the job market it finally occurred to me to think about how much am I going to get paid. Obviously it's going to depend on the job, but a quick look around shows:
According to Higher Ed. Jobs we're looking at:
New Assistant Prof: $50k
A slightly older one from Academic Keys says:
New Assistant Prof: $48k
Ephilosopher links to a website that says:
"starting salary in a tenure line ranges from $30,000-60,000 depending on many factors."
Now I think all those figures include different types of 'compensation' but they all are looking a lot better than my stipend. I sorta figured that with absolutely no bargaining power [how many of us have the luxury to turn down jobs?] we'd get jerked around a bit more in terms of starting salary. Maybe that comes in earlier with more VAPing and Instructor positions and less assistant professor positions?
I'm smart enough to realize that I'm not going to be working less hard after I get hired, but it's nice to know that I will get paid something.
-- Second Suitor