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Michael Witty mw132 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk
Fri Sep 7 16:13:34 EST 2001


Larry,
     I wholeheartedly disagree!
                               Mike.

On Fri, 7 Sep 2001, Larry Farrell wrote:

> Dilworth wrote:
>
> > For someone with that level of education, a $28,000/year salary is
> > extremely insulting - sorry.
> >
> > A medical technologist fresh out of school with no experience makes
> > around $37,500 in our area with benefits.  This is with a bachelor's
> > degree.
> >
> > I realize the pay scale for grant funded positions in academia is lower,
> > but really, that's absurd.
> >
>
> Unfortunately, not all *that* absurd when considered in the context of the
> realities of academia.  Pay scales for hospital or industry positions are
> not even minimally comparable to academic pay scales.  One of my former
> students, MT(ASCP) for about 15 years who has B.S. degrees in both
> Microbiology and Medical Technology, has been in charge of the lab in the
> hospital right across the street from my building, where I have been
> teaching for 29 years, for the past 3-4 years and is making more than I do.
>
> It would be nice if postdocs (and *docs*) were paid better but this salary
> is not really out of line with the going rates.  Yes, there are postdoc
> positions in large research institutions in cities with high costs of living
> that pay in the $35-50,000 but those are more the exception than the rule.
>
> --
> Larry D. Farrell, Ph.D.
> Professor of Microbiology
> Idaho State University
>
>
>




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