Great news for postdocs!!!

Fair Pay for Postdocs: Why We Support New Federal Overtime Rules

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/francis-s-collins-md-phd/fair-pay-for-postdocs-why_b_10011066.html

The recent Overtime Pay rules and their positive effect on postdoctoral salaries can only be a first step towards a living wage for researchers with doctorate degree that have spent years on training and are potentially starting families while working about 55 hours per week doing cutting-edge research.

The BPDA has recommended at starting salary of $63,000 for postdocs in the Boston area, based on the National Academies' report (2014), the Research Grade Evaluation Guide and the 2014 General Schedule Locality Pay Schedule - to account for the 25% higher cost-of-living in the Boston area.