• Question: do you get paid more if the job is more dangeous

    Asked by moveurbody to Anil, Blanka, Cees, Emma, Mike on 3 Jul 2012.
    • Photo: Michael Cook

      Michael Cook answered on 3 Jul 2012:

      Many jobs have a ‘risk’ cost associated with them, and people involved are paid more as a result. I’m not sure that factors into most scientific work though – where possible, even dangerous scientific investigations have to be carried out with utmost safety and consideration!

      I’m not sure – obviously Computing is not a very dangerous subject! Maybe one of the other scientists knows.

    • Photo: Emma Trantham

      Emma Trantham answered on 3 Jul 2012:

      I don’t get paid at all! Well that’s kind of true. I get something called a stipend from the university which covers my living costs but technically isn’t a salary.

      None of the other scientists I know get paid more for workign with dangerous bacteria etc. Instead we have to minimise the danger wherever possible.