W3bbo said:
vesuvius said:

That's why I'm planning on entering the industry right after I graduate, rather than linger-on in academia as a postdoc.


According to Glassdoor, Researcher's salaries are pretty generous, whilst the lower-end of the range is comparativly low, I'm surprised at how high the average is.

Since Microsoft Research mostly hires PhD grad's, I'm not sure that salary is high. Likely average for that level of qualifications.