NOT-OD-16-131 indicates the projected salary changes for postdoctoral fellows supported under NRSA awards.
As anticipated, the first two years were elevated to meet the third year of the prior scale (plus a bit) with a much flatter line across the first three years of postdoctoral experience.
What think you o postdocs and PIs? Is this a fair* response to the Obama overtime rules?
Will we see** institutions (or PIs) where they just extend that shallow slope out for Years 3-7+?
h/t Odyssey and correction of my initial misread from @neuroecology
*As a reminder, $47,484 in 2016 dollars equals $39,715 in 2006 dollars, $30,909 in 1996 dollars and $21,590 in 1986 dollars. Also, the NRSA Yr 0 for postdocs was $20,292 for FY1997 and $36,996 for FY2006.
**I bet yes***.
***Will this be the same old jerks that already flatlined postdoc salaries? or will PIs who used to apply yearly bumps now be in a position where they just flatline since year 1 has increased so much?