Hi Everyone - I would be very grateful if people could chime in about reasonable starting salaries, and reasonable start-ups for R1s, R2s, and selective SLAC.
Check out the APA salary survey; starting salaries are given in Table 26 on p. 52:
Thanks VD. Tables 13-20 are also good for Masters comparisons, but I remember a good resource for SLACs out there too. Not sure if APA also has that in their portal…but then again, there's so much variability…
Thanks for posting the links - very useful!
I also found the Chronicle Salary Explorer to be a good resource for salaries about specific institutions (across disciplines). (The wiki won't let me post a hyperlink, but you can google it easily enough)
The Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences survey was very enlightening. I have learned that my salary blows relative to everyone else's.
For public/state universities, there are often searchable databases that can be used to find the salaries for specific people. I have used them to look up assistant professors in departments I'm interested in to get salary information (my own salary is readily available online by googling my name because I'm currently at a public university). sunshinereview.org good starting point for these databases
If it's not on their web site, often the school's budget can be found at the library in the reference section (ask the librarian). If you've advanced to an on-campus interview and you have time, you can look up the current salaries there to have a better basis for negotiation if you get an offer.
psycseeker7, would this only be true of public universities, or would private universities also have that information available at their library?
You may be right, Curious - I have not yet tried it at a private school. Also one public school I interviewed at did not have it, but they were a union shop anyway so the salary numbers were published in the contract.