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.

Yes, but a few people with high salaries will skew the average.


MS works with bands, and each band has it's own range. Moving up the lower bands (<62) is mainly a matter of exceeding expectations, but once you get to the level 63 hop it becomes a bit more challenging as your manager has to justify that leap to their peers. 63-64 needs skip level manager agreement, and again is justified with peers.  Mini microsoft has a good explanation/summary.