Sigma Xi Postdoc Survey

Results by Gender, All Institutions

Survey results by gender for all institutions aggregated together. Excludes respondents who indicated that they were not in fact a postdoc (question RE25 in "Your Postdoc")

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Page 3: Benefits and Services

"Benefits and Services" covers salaries, benefits, tax information, vacation, and the adequacy of various resources.

BS01. Which of the following benefits are available to you at your institution? [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
 
Which of the following benefits are available to you at your institution?
BS01A. Health insurance for yourself [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Available 97.2% (2409 / 2479) 97.5% (1831 / 1877)
2 = Not available 2.1% (52 / 2479) 2.0% (37 / 1877)
3 = Don't know ≤1.0% (≤25 / 2479) ≤1.0% (≤19 / 1877)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 43.1 % (1875 / 4355) 41.0 % (1305 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 2.6% (112 / 4355) 1.9% (61 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.3% (55 / 4355) 1.1% (35 / 3182)
 
Which of the following benefits are available to you at your institution?
BS01B. Health insurance for your family [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Available 81.4% (1993 / 2449) 81.9% (1504 / 1836)
2 = Not available 9.0% (221 / 2449) 7.5% (138 / 1836)
3 = Don't know 9.6% (235 / 2449) 10.6% (194 / 1836)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 43.7 % (1905 / 4355) 42.3 % (1346 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 2.6% (112 / 4355) 1.9% (61 / 3182)
     Not answered 2.0% (85 / 4355) 2.4% (76 / 3182)
 
Which of the following benefits are available to you at your institution?
BS01C. Dental insurance [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Available 77.0% (1909 / 2480) 76.6% (1425 / 1861)
2 = Not available 18.3% (453 / 2480) 19.1% (355 / 1861)
3 = Don't know 4.8% (118 / 2480) 4.4% (81 / 1861)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 43.0 % (1874 / 4355) 41.5 % (1321 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 2.6% (113 / 4355) 1.9% (61 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.2% (53 / 4355) 1.6% (51 / 3182)
 
Which of the following benefits are available to you at your institution?
BS01D. Vision insurance [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Available 45.5% (1089 / 2395) 47.7% (855 / 1793)
2 = Not available 30.2% (724 / 2395) 32.7% (587 / 1793)
3 = Don't know 24.3% (582 / 2395) 19.6% (351 / 1793)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 45.0 % (1959 / 4355) 43.7 % (1389 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 2.6% (113 / 4355) 1.9% (61 / 3182)
     Not answered 3.2% (138 / 4355) 3.7% (119 / 3182)
 
Which of the following benefits are available to you at your institution?
BS01E. Disability insurance [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Available 43.5% (1030 / 2369) 40.8% (727 / 1783)
2 = Not available 15.7% (371 / 2369) 17.7% (316 / 1783)
3 = Don't know 40.9% (968 / 2369) 41.5% (740 / 1783)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 45.6 % (1985 / 4355) 44.0 % (1399 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 2.6% (115 / 4355) 1.9% (62 / 3182)
     Not answered 3.7% (162 / 4355) 4.0% (128 / 3182)
 
Which of the following benefits are available to you at your institution?
BS01F. Life insurance [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Available 55.3% (1330 / 2404) 52.0% (945 / 1819)
2 = Not available 17.8% (429 / 2404) 20.9% (381 / 1819)
3 = Don't know 26.8% (645 / 2404) 27.1% (493 / 1819)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 44.8 % (1950 / 4355) 42.8 % (1363 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 2.6% (115 / 4355) 1.9% (62 / 3182)
     Not answered 2.9% (127 / 4355) 2.9% (92 / 3182)
 
Which of the following benefits are available to you at your institution?
BS01G. Counseling/mental health services [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Available 45.7% (1067 / 2333) 53.6% (949 / 1770)
2 = Not available 11.9% (278 / 2333) 10.9% (193 / 1770)
3 = Don't know 42.3% (988 / 2333) 35.5% (628 / 1770)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 46.4 % (2021 / 4355) 44.4 % (1412 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 2.6% (115 / 4355) 1.9% (62 / 3182)
     Not answered 4.5% (198 / 4355) 4.4% (141 / 3182)
 
Which of the following benefits are available to you at your institution?
BS01H. Retirement plan [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Available 41.9% (1001 / 2388) 38.4% (694 / 1806)
2 = Not available 36.5% (872 / 2388) 43.1% (779 / 1806)
3 = Don't know 21.6% (515 / 2388) 18.4% (333 / 1806)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 45.1 % (1966 / 4355) 43.2 % (1376 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 2.6% (115 / 4355) 1.9% (62 / 3182)
     Not answered 3.3% (143 / 4355) 3.3% (105 / 3182)
 
Which of the following benefits are available to you at your institution?
BS01I. Child care [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Available 24.9% (580 / 2332) 27.7% (489 / 1765)
2 = Not available 28.9% (674 / 2332) 31.6% (558 / 1765)
3 = Don't know 46.2% (1078 / 2332) 40.7% (718 / 1765)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 46.4 % (2022 / 4355) 44.5 % (1417 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 2.6% (115 / 4355) 1.9% (62 / 3182)
     Not answered 4.6% (199 / 4355) 4.6% (146 / 3182)
 
Which of the following benefits are available to you at your institution?
BS01J. Family leave (maternity/paternity) [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Available 30.9% (722 / 2334) 43.7% (780 / 1783)
2 = Not available 15.4% (359 / 2334) 14.9% (265 / 1783)
3 = Don't know 53.7% (1253 / 2334) 41.4% (738 / 1783)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 46.4 % (2020 / 4355) 44.0 % (1399 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 2.6% (115 / 4355) 1.9% (62 / 3182)
     Not answered 4.5% (197 / 4355) 4.0% (128 / 3182)
 
Which of the following benefits are available to you at your institution?
BS01K. Athletic facilities [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Available 65.5% (1545 / 2360) 73.5% (1305 / 1776)
2 = Not available 20.5% (483 / 2360) 17.5% (311 / 1776)
3 = Don't know 14.1% (332 / 2360) 9.0% (160 / 1776)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 45.8 % (1994 / 4355) 44.2 % (1406 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 2.6% (115 / 4355) 1.9% (62 / 3182)
     Not answered 3.9% (171 / 4355) 4.2% (135 / 3182)
 
Which of the following benefits are available to you at your institution?
BS01L. Parking [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Available 70.3% (1677 / 2385) 76.8% (1390 / 1810)
2 = Not available 21.6% (514 / 2385) 17.2% (311 / 1810)
3 = Don't know 8.1% (194 / 2385) 6.0% (109 / 1810)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 45.2 % (1969 / 4355) 43.1 % (1372 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 2.6% (115 / 4355) 1.9% (62 / 3182)
     Not answered 3.4% (146 / 4355) 3.2% (101 / 3182)
 
Which of the following benefits are available to you at your institution?
BS01M. Tuition/fees for courses at your institution [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Available 36.2% (846 / 2337) 42.4% (753 / 1774)
2 = Not available 20.6% (482 / 2337) 18.9% (335 / 1774)
3 = Don't know 43.2% (1009 / 2337) 38.7% (686 / 1774)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 46.3 % (2017 / 4355) 44.2 % (1408 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 2.6% (115 / 4355) 1.9% (62 / 3182)
     Not answered 4.5% (194 / 4355) 4.3% (137 / 3182)
 
Which of the following benefits are available to you at your institution?
BS01N. Flexible spending/medical savings account [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Available 30.4% (710 / 2333) 31.4% (557 / 1773)
2 = Not available 22.2% (517 / 2333) 26.7% (473 / 1773)
3 = Don't know 47.4% (1106 / 2333) 41.9% (743 / 1773)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 46.4 % (2021 / 4355) 44.3 % (1409 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 2.6% (115 / 4355) 1.9% (62 / 3182)
     Not answered 4.5% (198 / 4355) 4.3% (138 / 3182)
 
Which of the following benefits are available to you at your institution?
BS01O. Credit union [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Available 56.9% (1344 / 2360) 55.0% (978 / 1778)
2 = Not available 13.6% (320 / 2360) 14.5% (257 / 1778)
3 = Don't know 29.5% (696 / 2360) 30.5% (543 / 1778)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 45.8 % (1994 / 4355) 44.1 % (1404 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 2.6% (115 / 4355) 1.9% (62 / 3182)
     Not answered 3.9% (171 / 4355) 4.2% (133 / 3182)
 
Which of the following benefits are available to you at your institution?
BS01P. Voluntary tax-deferred savings plan (403b/401k) [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Available 30.4% (711 / 2339) 31.6% (557 / 1761)
2 = Not available 25.8% (603 / 2339) 29.4% (517 / 1761)
3 = Don't know 43.8% (1025 / 2339) 39.0% (687 / 1761)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 46.3 % (2015 / 4355) 44.7 % (1421 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 2.6% (115 / 4355) 1.9% (62 / 3182)
     Not answered 4.4% (192 / 4355) 4.7% (150 / 3182)
 
Which of the following benefits are available to you at your institution?
BS01Q. Subsidized housing [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Available 13.9% (325 / 2332) 13.9% (243 / 1749)
2 = Not available 50.6% (1179 / 2332) 50.3% (879 / 1749)
3 = Don't know 35.5% (828 / 2332) 35.8% (627 / 1749)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 46.4 % (2022 / 4355) 45.0 % (1433 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 2.6% (115 / 4355) 1.9% (62 / 3182)
     Not answered 4.6% (199 / 4355) 5.1% (162 / 3182)
 
Which of the following benefits are available to you at your institution?
BS01R. Public transportation subsidies [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Available 44.8% (1059 / 2364) 46.4% (831 / 1791)
2 = Not available 28.7% (678 / 2364) 28.6% (513 / 1791)
3 = Don't know 26.5% (627 / 2364) 25.0% (447 / 1791)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 45.7 % (1990 / 4355) 43.7 % (1391 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 2.6% (115 / 4355) 1.9% (62 / 3182)
     Not answered 3.8% (167 / 4355) 3.8% (120 / 3182)
 
BS02. From the list below, please select your top choices for benefits that you would like to see implemented or improved. [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
Check at most 3 items.
  Men Women
8 = Retirement plan 31.2% (748 / 2397) 35.6% (657 / 1847)
3 = Dental insurance 33.5% (803 / 2397) 30.6% (565 / 1847)
9 = Child care 21.3% (511 / 2397) 27.7% (511 / 1847)
1 = Health insurance for yourself 25.1% (601 / 2397) 22.1% (409 / 1847)
2 = Health insurance for your family 28.5% (682 / 2397) 17.3% (319 / 1847)
17 = Subsidized housing 25.5% (612 / 2397) 18.6% (344 / 1847)
4 = Vision insurance 17.2% (413 / 2397) 19.1% (352 / 1847)
12 = Parking 16.1% (387 / 2397) 15.5% (287 / 1847)
16 = Voluntary tax-deferred savings plan (403b/401k) 13.6% (326 / 2397) 17.1% (316 / 1847)
10 = Family leave (maternity/paternity) 5.9% (141 / 2397) 17.0% (314 / 1847)
11 = Athletic facilities 10.7% (256 / 2397) 10.0% (185 / 1847)
13 = Tuition/fees for courses at your institution 9.0% (215 / 2397) 9.3% (172 / 1847)
6 = Life insurance 8.6% (206 / 2397) 7.5% (139 / 1847)
18 = Public transportation subsidies 8.9% (214 / 2397) 7.0% (129 / 1847)
5 = Disability insurance 3.6% (87 / 2397) 5.1% (95 / 1847)
14 = Flexible spending/medical savings account 3.1% (74 / 2397) 4.5% (83 / 1847)
7 = Counseling/mental health services 2.1% (50 / 2397) 4.5% (83 / 1847)
15 = Credit union 2.5% (61 / 2397) 2.3% (42 / 1847)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 45.0 % (1958 / 4355) 42.0 % (1335 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Quit 2.7% (117 / 4355) 1.9% (62 / 3182)
     Not answered 3.1% (133 / 4355) 2.0% (64 / 3182)
 
BS03_revised. Which of the following applies to you? [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = I receive a specified number of vacation/annual leave days and am eligible for a specified number of sick days 31.1% (731 / 2347) 30.0% (521 / 1737)
2 = I receive a specified number of days that may be used either for vacation/annual leave or sick days 5.3% (125 / 2347) 5.9% (103 / 1737)
3 = I receive a specified number of vacation/annual leave days but am NOT eligible for sick days 1.2% (28 / 2347) 2.0% (34 / 1737)
4 = I do NOT receive any vacation/annual leave days but am eligible for a specified number of sick days 1.6% (38 / 2347) ≤1.0% (≤18 / 1737)
5 = I do NOT receive any vacation/annual leave days or sick days 2.4% (56 / 2347) 2.3% (40 / 1737)
6 = Vacation time and sick leave are determined on an informal basis but must be approved by my postdoc advisor 30.4% (713 / 2347) 38.5% (669 / 1737)
7 = Vacation time and sick leave are determined on an informal basis and do NOT need to be approved by my postdoc advisor 12.6% (296 / 2347) 11.0% (191 / 1737)
8 = I don't know 13.2% (309 / 2347) 8.6% (150 / 1737)
9 = Prefer not to answer 2.2% (51 / 2347) ≤1.0% (≤18 / 1737)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 42.3 % (1844 / 4355) 40.3 % (1281 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Quit 2.8% (123 / 4355) 2.0% (63 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.3% (13 / 4355) 0.3% (9 / 3182)
 
BS04a. How many days of paid vacation/annual leave doyou receive per year? [Fewer details]
Note: Asked of people who receive a specified number of vacation days.
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) (Medium 1 module) [?]
Condition: BS03_revised=1 or BS03_revised=3 [?]
  Men Women
Mean 17.5   17.6  
Standard deviation 5.7   5.8  
Minimum 0   2  
25th percentile 13.0   13.0  
50th percentile 18.0   18.0  
75th percentile 21.0   22.0  
Maximum 32   35  
 
Numerical response 73.6% (540 / 734) 82.7% (449 / 543)
Don't know 25.1% (184 / 734) 15.7% (85 / 543)
Refuse to answer 1.4% (10 / 734) 1.7% (9 / 543)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 83.1 % (3621 / 4355) 82.9 % (2639 / 3182)
     Logical skip 40.1% (1745 / 4355) 42.1% (1340 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Quit 3.6% (158 / 4355) 2.6% (82 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.2% (10 / 4355) 0.3% (8 / 3182)
 
BS04b. For how many days of sick leave are you eligible for per year? [Fewer details]
Note: Asked of people who receive a specified number of sick days
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) (Medium 1 module) [?]
Condition: BS03_revised=1 or BS03_revised=4 [?]
  Men Women
Mean 11.4   13.1  
Standard deviation 5.2   12.1  
Minimum 0   1  
25th percentile 10.0   10.0  
50th percentile 12.0   12.0  
75th percentile 12.0   13.0  
Maximum 50   180  
 
Numerical response 36.8% (269 / 731) 51.4% (265 / 516)
Don't know 61.7% (451 / 731) 47.1% (243 / 516)
Refuse to answer 1.5% (11 / 731) 1.6% (8 / 516)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 83.2 % (3624 / 4355) 83.8 % (2666 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.8% (1735 / 4355) 42.8% (1361 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Quit 3.6% (158 / 4355) 2.6% (82 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.5% (23 / 4355) 0.4% (14 / 3182)
 
BS04c. For how many days of vacation/sick leave are you eligible for per year? [Fewer details]
Note: Asked of people who receive a specified number of vacation+sick days
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 8 respondents (subject to the condition below) (Low - Life module) [?]
Condition: BS03_revised=2 [?]
  Men Women
Mean *   *  
Standard deviation *   *  
Minimum    
25th percentile    
50th percentile    
75th percentile    
Maximum    
 
Numerical response * * * *
Don't know * * * *
Refuse to answer * * * *
 
Item nonresponse [?] * * * *
     Logical skip * * * *
     Sampling skip * * * *
     Quit * * * *
     Not answered * * * *
 
BS04d. How many days of paid vacation/annual leave/sick leave did you take in the past 12 months? [Fewer details]
Note: Asked of people whose vacation and sick days are determined on an informal basis
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) (Medium 1 module) [?]
Condition: BS03_revised=6 or BS03_revised=7 [?]
  Men Women
Mean 12.0   13.4  
Standard deviation 8.5   11.4  
Minimum 0   0  
25th percentile 6.0   7.0  
50th percentile 10.0   12.0  
75th percentile 16.0   17.0  
Maximum 60   180  
 
Numerical response 76.1% (733 / 963) 72.8% (600 / 824)
Don't know 21.9% (211 / 963) 23.4% (193 / 824)
Refuse to answer 2.0% (19 / 963) 3.8% (31 / 824)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 77.9 % (3392 / 4355) 74.1 % (2358 / 3182)
     Logical skip 34.2% (1489 / 4355) 32.7% (1039 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Quit 3.6% (158 / 4355) 2.6% (82 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.8% (37 / 4355) 0.9% (28 / 3182)
 
BS05. Please indicate the extent to which the following resources at your institution meet your needs. [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
 
Please indicate the extent to which the following resources at your institution meet your needs.
BS05A. Office space [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
3 = Meets your needs very well 44.0% (1083 / 2464) 41.8% (783 / 1871)
2 = Meets your needs somewhat 42.2% (1039 / 2464) 41.1% (769 / 1871)
1 = Does not meet your research needs at all 11.6% (285 / 2464) 14.3% (267 / 1871)
4 = Not applicable/Don't know 2.3% (57 / 2464) 2.8% (52 / 1871)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 43.4 % (1891 / 4355) 41.2 % (1311 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 3.6% (158 / 4355) 2.6% (82 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.6% (25 / 4355) 0.6% (20 / 3182)
 
Please indicate the extent to which the following resources at your institution meet your needs.
BS05B. Office supplies [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
3 = Meets your needs very well 64.5% (1587 / 2460) 64.7% (1202 / 1859)
2 = Meets your needs somewhat 29.4% (723 / 2460) 29.5% (548 / 1859)
1 = Does not meet your research needs at all 4.8% (118 / 2460) 4.4% (82 / 1859)
4 = Not applicable/Don't know 1.3% (32 / 2460) 1.5% (27 / 1859)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 43.5 % (1895 / 4355) 41.6 % (1323 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 3.6% (158 / 4355) 2.6% (82 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.7% (29 / 4355) 1.0% (32 / 3182)
 
Please indicate the extent to which the following resources at your institution meet your needs.
BS05C. Computers [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
3 = Meets your needs very well 59.0% (1458 / 2471) 57.7% (1078 / 1868)
2 = Meets your needs somewhat 31.1% (768 / 2471) 30.5% (569 / 1868)
1 = Does not meet your research needs at all 9.3% (230 / 2471) 10.7% (200 / 1868)
4 = Not applicable/Don't know ≤1.0% (≤25 / 2471) 1.1% (21 / 1868)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 43.3 % (1884 / 4355) 41.3 % (1314 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 3.6% (158 / 4355) 2.6% (82 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.4% (18 / 4355) 0.7% (23 / 3182)
 
Please indicate the extent to which the following resources at your institution meet your needs.
BS05D. Laboratory space [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
3 = Meets your needs very well 54.1% (1331 / 2462) 52.4% (974 / 1858)
2 = Meets your needs somewhat 29.1% (717 / 2462) 28.9% (537 / 1858)
1 = Does not meet your research needs at all 6.2% (152 / 2462) 5.1% (95 / 1858)
4 = Not applicable/Don't know 10.6% (262 / 2462) 13.6% (252 / 1858)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 43.5 % (1893 / 4355) 41.6 % (1324 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 3.6% (158 / 4355) 2.6% (82 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.6% (27 / 4355) 1.0% (33 / 3182)
 
Please indicate the extent to which the following resources at your institution meet your needs.
BS05E. Laboratory equipment [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
3 = Meets your needs very well 54.9% (1349 / 2456) 54.3% (1010 / 1861)
2 = Meets your needs somewhat 30.8% (757 / 2456) 28.4% (529 / 1861)
1 = Does not meet your research needs at all 3.3% (80 / 2456) 3.2% (59 / 1861)
4 = Not applicable/Don't know 11.0% (270 / 2456) 14.1% (263 / 1861)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 43.6 % (1899 / 4355) 41.5 % (1321 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 3.6% (158 / 4355) 2.6% (82 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.8% (33 / 4355) 0.9% (30 / 3182)
 
Please indicate the extent to which the following resources at your institution meet your needs.
BS05F. Laboratory supplies [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
3 = Meets your needs very well 63.9% (1565 / 2448) 63.3% (1173 / 1852)
2 = Meets your needs somewhat 22.4% (548 / 2448) 20.5% (380 / 1852)
1 = Does not meet your research needs at all 2.5% (62 / 2448) 2.0% (37 / 1852)
4 = Not applicable/Don't know 11.2% (273 / 2448) 14.1% (262 / 1852)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 43.8 % (1907 / 4355) 41.8 % (1330 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 3.6% (158 / 4355) 2.6% (82 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.9% (41 / 4355) 1.2% (39 / 3182)
 
Please indicate the extent to which the following resources at your institution meet your needs.
BS05G. Institutional research facilities or centers (e.g. core facilities, supercomputers) [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
3 = Meets your needs very well 58.1% (1424 / 2453) 61.1% (1133 / 1854)
2 = Meets your needs somewhat 29.9% (733 / 2453) 27.8% (516 / 1854)
1 = Does not meet your research needs at all 3.7% (90 / 2453) 2.4% (44 / 1854)
4 = Not applicable/Don't know 8.4% (206 / 2453) 8.7% (161 / 1854)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 43.7 % (1902 / 4355) 41.7 % (1328 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 3.6% (158 / 4355) 2.6% (83 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.8% (36 / 4355) 1.1% (36 / 3182)
 
Please indicate the extent to which the following resources at your institution meet your needs.
BS05H. Access to reference materials [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
3 = Meets your needs very well 71.4% (1757 / 2462) 74.7% (1392 / 1863)
2 = Meets your needs somewhat 24.4% (600 / 2462) 22.2% (414 / 1863)
1 = Does not meet your research needs at all 2.8% (68 / 2462) 2.0% (37 / 1863)
4 = Not applicable/Don't know 1.5% (37 / 2462) 1.1% (20 / 1863)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 43.5 % (1893 / 4355) 41.5 % (1319 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 3.6% (158 / 4355) 2.6% (83 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.6% (27 / 4355) 0.8% (27 / 3182)
 
Please indicate the extent to which the following resources at your institution meet your needs.
BS05I. Seminars [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
3 = Meets your needs very well 63.0% (1548 / 2456) 64.0% (1185 / 1852)
2 = Meets your needs somewhat 30.5% (749 / 2456) 30.5% (564 / 1852)
1 = Does not meet your research needs at all 4.7% (115 / 2456) 4.2% (78 / 1852)
4 = Not applicable/Don't know 1.8% (44 / 2456) 1.3% (25 / 1852)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 43.6 % (1899 / 4355) 41.8 % (1330 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 3.6% (158 / 4355) 2.6% (84 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.8% (33 / 4355) 1.2% (37 / 3182)
 
Please indicate the extent to which the following resources at your institution meet your needs.
BS05J. Funding for travel to conferences [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
3 = Meets your needs very well 39.3% (968 / 2460) 40.2% (747 / 1857)
2 = Meets your needs somewhat 32.7% (804 / 2460) 34.1% (633 / 1857)
1 = Does not meet your research needs at all 17.1% (420 / 2460) 15.4% (286 / 1857)
4 = Not applicable/Don't know 10.9% (268 / 2460) 10.3% (191 / 1857)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 43.5 % (1895 / 4355) 41.6 % (1325 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 3.6% (158 / 4355) 2.6% (84 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.7% (29 / 4355) 1.0% (32 / 3182)
 
Please indicate the extent to which the following resources at your institution meet your needs.
BS05K. Technical assistance [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
3 = Meets your needs very well 38.6% (947 / 2451) 36.1% (668 / 1852)
2 = Meets your needs somewhat 43.5% (1066 / 2451) 45.1% (836 / 1852)
1 = Does not meet your research needs at all 12.4% (305 / 2451) 12.7% (236 / 1852)
4 = Not applicable/Don't know 5.4% (133 / 2451) 6.0% (112 / 1852)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 43.7 % (1904 / 4355) 41.8 % (1330 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 3.6% (158 / 4355) 2.6% (84 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.9% (38 / 4355) 1.2% (37 / 3182)
 
BS06. Does your institution offer any of the following services/resources to postdocs? [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
 
Does your institution offer any of the following services/resources to postdocs?
BS06A. Intramural sports [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 34.3% (841 / 2453) 28.9% (537 / 1859)
2 = No 25.3% (621 / 2453) 25.3% (471 / 1859)
3 = Don't know 40.4% (991 / 2453) 45.8% (851 / 1859)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 43.7 % (1902 / 4355) 41.6 % (1323 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 3.6% (158 / 4355) 2.6% (84 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.8% (36 / 4355) 0.9% (30 / 3182)
 
Does your institution offer any of the following services/resources to postdocs?
BS06B. Informal social events (meeting for meals, drinks, parties, annual picnics) [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 70.2% (1727 / 2459) 71.2% (1327 / 1865)
2 = No 14.0% (345 / 2459) 15.4% (287 / 1865)
3 = Don't know 15.7% (387 / 2459) 13.5% (251 / 1865)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 43.5 % (1896 / 4355) 41.4 % (1317 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 3.6% (158 / 4355) 2.6% (84 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.7% (30 / 4355) 0.8% (24 / 3182)
 
Does your institution offer any of the following services/resources to postdocs?
BS06C. Formal or official social events such as holiday parties [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 60.3% (1476 / 2447) 59.8% (1112 / 1859)
2 = No 18.5% (453 / 2447) 20.4% (380 / 1859)
3 = Don't know 21.2% (518 / 2447) 19.7% (367 / 1859)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 43.8 % (1908 / 4355) 41.6 % (1323 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 3.6% (158 / 4355) 2.6% (84 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.0% (42 / 4355) 0.9% (30 / 3182)
 
Does your institution offer any of the following services/resources to postdocs?
BS06D. Inclusion on departmental/division mailing lists [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 84.1% (2069 / 2460) 83.1% (1547 / 1861)
2 = No 6.2% (153 / 2460) 8.1% (151 / 1861)
3 = Don't know 9.7% (238 / 2460) 8.8% (163 / 1861)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 43.5 % (1895 / 4355) 41.5 % (1321 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 3.6% (158 / 4355) 2.6% (84 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.7% (29 / 4355) 0.9% (28 / 3182)
 
Does your institution offer any of the following services/resources to postdocs?
BS06E. Inclusion in the institutional directory [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 74.7% (1828 / 2447) 73.1% (1359 / 1859)
2 = No 6.6% (162 / 2447) 7.2% (134 / 1859)
3 = Don't know 18.7% (457 / 2447) 19.7% (366 / 1859)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 43.8 % (1908 / 4355) 41.6 % (1323 / 3182)
     Logical skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 3.6% (158 / 4355) 2.6% (84 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.0% (42 / 4355) 0.9% (30 / 3182)
 
BS07. Does your institution have a postdoctoral association? [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 65.1% (1608 / 2471) 72.8% (1365 / 1874)
2 = No 8.1% (201 / 2471) 7.8% (147 / 1874)
3 = Don't know 26.6% (658 / 2471) 19.3% (362 / 1874)
4 = Prefer not to answer ≤1.0% (≤25 / 2471) ≤1.0% (≤19 / 1874)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 43.3 % (1884 / 4355) 41.1 % (1308 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Quit 3.6% (158 / 4355) 2.6% (84 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.4% (18 / 4355) 0.5% (15 / 3182)
 
BS08. Does your institution have a postdoc office with paid staff? [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 35.3% (877 / 2485) 38.5% (724 / 1880)
2 = No 16.5% (410 / 2485) 16.3% (306 / 1880)
3 = Don't know 48.2% (1197 / 2485) 45.1% (847 / 1880)
4 = Prefer not to answer ≤1.0% (≤25 / 2485) ≤1.0% (≤19 / 1880)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 42.9 % (1870 / 4355) 40.9 % (1302 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Quit 3.7% (159 / 4355) 2.7% (85 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.1% (3 / 4355) 0.3% (8 / 3182)
 
BS09. Do you participate in your postdoctoral association's/office's activities? [Fewer details]
Note: Asked of people who report having a postdoctoral office and / or association at their institution
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) (Medium 1 module) [?]
Condition: BS07=1 or BS08=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 36.4% (640 / 1758) 40.8% (598 / 1465)
2 = No 58.1% (1022 / 1758) 54.9% (805 / 1465)
3 = Prefer not to answer 5.5% (96 / 1758) 4.2% (62 / 1465)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 59.6 % (2597 / 4355) 54.0 % (1717 / 3182)
     Logical skip 16.6% (721 / 4355) 13.1% (417 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Quit 3.7% (163 / 4355) 2.7% (87 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.1% (5 / 4355) 0.1% (4 / 3182)
 
BS11. Do you think it would be useful to have a postdoc association or office at your institution? [Fewer details]
Note: Asked of people who report having neither a postdoctoral office nor ans association at their institution
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) (Medium 1 module) [?]
Condition: (BS07=2 or BS07=3) and (BS08=2 or BS08=3) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all useful 6.6% (47 / 707) 4.7% (19 / 402)
2 = Somewhat useful 37.3% (264 / 707) 36.1% (145 / 402)
3 = Very useful 33.4% (236 / 707) 38.8% (156 / 402)
4 = Don't know 22.1% (156 / 707) 19.7% (79 / 402)
5 = Prefer not to answer ≤1.0% (≤8 / 707) ≤1.0% (≤5 / 402)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 83.8 % (3648 / 4355) 87.4 % (2780 / 3182)
     Logical skip 40.8% (1775 / 4355) 46.4% (1475 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 39.2% (1708 / 4355) 38.0% (1209 / 3182)
     Quit 3.8% (165 / 4355) 3.0% (96 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
 
BS13. What is your annual postdoc salary or stipend in U.S. dollars, before taxes? [Fewer details]
  Men Women
Mean 39430.0   39056.1  
Standard deviation 8249.6   10522.2  
Minimum 0   0  
25th percentile 35000.0   34200.0  
50th percentile 38000.0   38000.0  
75th percentile 43000.0   42000.0  
Maximum 120000   418000  
 
Numerical response 87.1% (3612 / 4147) 88.1% (2686 / 3048)
Don't know 2.9% (119 / 4147) 2.9% (88 / 3048)
Refuse to answer 10.0% (416 / 4147) 9.0% (274 / 3048)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 4.8 % (208 / 4355) 4.2 % (134 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 3.9% (170 / 4355) 3.2% (103 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.9% (38 / 4355) 1.0% (31 / 3182)
 
BS14. Do you pay U.S. social security (FICA) taxes? [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 64.5% (1591 / 2468) 64.4% (1198 / 1860)
2 = No 21.6% (534 / 2468) 23.3% (434 / 1860)
3 = Don't know 12.0% (296 / 2468) 10.5% (196 / 1860)
4 = Prefer not to answer 1.9% (47 / 2468) 1.7% (32 / 1860)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 43.3 % (1887 / 4355) 41.5 % (1322 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 39.1% (1703 / 4355) 37.8% (1204 / 3182)
     Quit 4.0% (175 / 4355) 3.4% (108 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.2% (9 / 4355) 0.3% (10 / 3182)
 
BS15. Do you pay U.S. self-employment tax (Tax Form 1040, Schedule C)? [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 10.8% (267 / 2472) 13.6% (253 / 1858)
2 = No 61.8% (1527 / 2472) 58.8% (1093 / 1858)
3 = Don't know 25.4% (629 / 2472) 25.8% (479 / 1858)
4 = Prefer not to answer 2.0% (49 / 2472) 1.8% (33 / 1858)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 43.2 % (1883 / 4355) 41.6 % (1324 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 39.1% (1703 / 4355) 37.8% (1204 / 3182)
     Quit 4.0% (175 / 4355) 3.4% (108 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.1% (5 / 4355) 0.4% (12 / 3182)
 

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