Academic Speaking Fee Survey

Junior academics, grad students, and independent scholars often find it difficult to navigate the process of how, when, and why their intellectual work and time should be compensated. The norms and expectations are mostly unwritten, and universities do little (or nothing) to equip graduate students or faculty with the knowledge to understand the financial aspects of academic work, including honoraria, speaking fees, consulting fees, and other forms of compensation. All of these factors exist against a pervasive backdrop that the acquisition and sharing of knowledge should be done in the service of a higher purpose and should not be transactional or commodified.

This anonymous survey seeks to collect and present data for academics seeking baseline information about compensation for speaking engagements, interviews, and consultation services.

The survey consists of 6 sections containing multiple choice questions and should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.