In 2014, doctorate recipients who had definite commitments for a postdoc
or other employed position in the United States in the coming year
reported annual salaries ranging from $40,000 to $105,000, depending on
their field of study and the type of position to which they committed.
In 2014, doctorate recipients who took postdoc positions reported similar
salaries (ranging between $40,000 and $49,000) regardless of their field of
study. In all broad fields, postdoc salaries were lower than salaries reported by doctorate recipients entering non-postdoc employment in industry or academe. Academic salaries lagged behind industry salaries in all broad fields except humanities.