Faculty
Compensation
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For Faculty

Compensation data are available by gender and by rank -- Professor, Assistant, Associate, Instructor, Lecturer.  Extensive information on benefits is also available.  This study provides data for salary negotiations, collective bargaining, and setting salaries for new positions.

For Senior Leadership

Provide credible answers to trustees, state boards, legislators, and funders to promote transparency, demonstrate efficiency and establish benchmarks.  The 2014-15 report showed the first consequential improvement (1.4 percent) in inflation-adjusted year-over-year salary for full-time faculty since the Great Recession.

The Faculty Compensation Survey provides outstanding data on faculty compensation that is used extensively by institutions' administrators, hiring committees and faculty.  Having salary and benefit comparison data helps establish a climate of trust and transparency throughout higher education.  Important research work on gender equity also becomes available through the FCS.

Lou Guthrie
Director, National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute

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