The American Association of University Professors was founded in 1915. Throughout its long history it has been the leading organization dedicated to protecting the academic freedom of professors.

In 1948, the AAUP's Committee on the Economic Status of the Profession published the results of its first survey of faculty salaries. In the decades since, the AAUP’s Faculty Compensation Survey has become an authoritative source for information about the economic status of the profession.

2018-2019 Survey Results

2017-2018 Report

2016-2017 Report: Visualizing Changes

2015-2016 Report: Higher Education at a Crossroads

2014-2015 Report: Busting the Myths

2013-2014 Report: Losing Focus

2012-2013 Report: Here's the News

2011-2012 Report: A Very Slow Recovery

2010-2011 Report: It's Not Over Yet

2009-2010 Report: No Refuge

2008-2009 Report: On the Brink

2007-2008 Report: Where Are the Priorities?

2006-2007 Report: Financial Inequality in Higher Education

2005-2006 Report: The Devaluing of Higher Education

2004-2005 Report: Inequities Persist

2003-2004 Report: Don’t Blame Faculty for High Tuition

2002-2003 Report: Unequal Progress

2001-2002 Report: Quite Good News—For Now

2000-2001 Report: Uncertain Times

1999-2000 Report: More Good News, so Why the Blues?


Issues of Academe.