I just got a job offer and am now trying to figure out a start-up package. Because a lot of my research is fMRI, the start-up costs will depend upon the hourly rate for scanning. I have queried friends, mentors etc. but my sample size is small and not evenly distributed (all from cities that are much more expensive than where I am ending up).
How much do you pay per hour? How much pilot time do you get per experiment? Do you have to pay fringe costs on top of scanning? Anything else to take into consideration?