Salaries & Job Offers
Congratulations, you have an offer! Deciding to accept or decline a job offer can be challenging, and there are many factors to consider.
Researching Salary & Cost of Living
Do some research on the typical salary range for the position you are seeking. Linked below are resources (including Glassdoor, LinkedIn Salary, and more) that have salary information on specific industries, job types, and companies. Our Outcomes reports for each graduating class has additional salary information on specific industries and job functions.
Deciding on an Offer and Negotiation
There are many factors that may contribute to your decision, but the biggest thing to remember is that you don’t have to answer right away. This article describes the many ways you can assess your values to help make the decision, and ways to negotiate for more time or money.
If you are faced with an early deadline, contact your career advisor to discuss your options. We are happy to discuss how to negotiate for more time to make a careful decision. You can also review our employer offer guidelines for ideas on appropriate timing.
Check out this post from the Carpe Careers blog published on the Inside Higher Ed website – written by PhD/postdoc career advisors for PhD students and postdocs:
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