Princeton postdoctoral fellows will receive a full-time minimum salary of $65,000 per year beginning March 1.
The new minimum wage, which represents an increase of almost 20% over the minimum required by the federal government, applies to all current and future employees hired in the postgraduate ranks of the University.
“Establishing this new minimum wage recognizes the vital role that postdoctoral fellows play in our university community as scholars, in advancing faculty research, and in contributing to Princeton’s academic mission,” said the Dean. of the Gene Jarrett faculty. “The new minimum wage will make us even more competitive in recruiting excellent and diverse postdoctoral researchers to Princeton.”
Princeton currently employs over 700 postdoctoral researchers. Postdocs hold a doctorate and work under the mentorship of professors and researchers – often as part of a larger research group – as they develop their professional and academic skills.
The salaries of all eligible postdocs earning less than $65,000 will be raised to the new minimum level, which will serve as a floor for all future postdocs hired at the University. These include postdoctoral research associates, postdoctoral research fellows, and postdoctoral research associates.