Many postdocs are academic staff working at a university or research institution. Their salary is not generous, but much better than that of doctoral students.
Architects not only design individual houses, their ideas can shape entire city districts. The salary they receive for designing, planning and constructing depends heavily on industry and their place of work.
Postdocs should bear one thing in mind above all else: a strategy to withdraw from academia is highly advisable, for secure positions are rare.
Switzerland has some of the most sought-after universities in the world. This makes the country a highly attractive place to come for postdoctoral studies. It is also comparatively well paid. This article explores the area of postdoc in Switzerland.