Data products for the 2020-21 AAUP Faculty Compensation Survey are now available to order. NEW!!! An "Enhanced Appendices I and II" worksheet is now included in the MS Excel data product. Details are provided below.
Before ordering, please note our policies on purchasing access to the Faculty Compensation Survey data:
- We do not sell data or web portal access to those without a higher education institutional, governmental, or nonprofit affiliation.
- We do not provide the complete data set (i.e., the Excel files) or web portal access to students for course projects. The publicly available reports provide access to the data for course projects.
- AAUP chapter leaders and state conference officers can request that data access be provided for chapter/conference business purposes. A chapter leader or conference officer should make the request to firstname.lastname@example.org and specify which of the data sets they need. We do not, however, freely provide third-party access or generate reports for institutions through the request of a chapter that are not for chapter business. Institutional research offices and human resource offices should purchase access to the data or reports that are for institutional use.
- Faculty members, graduate students, or academic staff who have an established research area in higher education labor issues, on a case-by-case basis, can be allowed access to the survey data for noncommercial research purposes without charge if they are AAUP members with a research interest demonstrated by past research activity and area of expertise. Please contact the AAUP Research Office at email@example.com with any such requests.
The 2020-21 AAUP Faculty Compensation Survey data costs $1,250 for participating institutions and $2,000 for nonparticipating institutions and includes the products listed below. These prices are all inclusive, so one or all of the products may be requested for one flat cost. Payment can be made by credit card, check, or purchase order. Data will be released once the payment has been received. Orders for current data (2020-21) can be made here:
Once we’ve received your order, the AAUP Research Office will generate an invoice and provide payment instructions. We will typically respond to your order request in 1-2 business days, but please see here for current availability (there may be weeks, especially during the summer, when turnaround will be longer).
Appendices I, II, and III: An MS-Excel file is provided with workbooks containing the complete contents of the published appendices. Appendices I and II list all participating institutions along with average salary by rank and gender; retirement and health insurance benefits as percent of full-time faculty covered and as a percent of average salary; dependent tuition benefits provided; percent tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure-track; full-time faculty counts; salary equity ratios; average salary by rank adjusted for regional price parities; and notes. Appendix III is an Excel data file that provides data on part-time faculty pay and benefits. An "Enhanced 1 and 2" worksheet has been added in 2020-21 and is described below.
Enhanced Appendices I and II (NEW!!!): A new worksheet has been added to the MS-Excel dataset file in 2020-21. This worksheet is named "Enhanced 1 and 2" and includes all of the data from appendices I and II (combined) along with additional variables to facilitate comparative analyses. The variables that have been incorporated from IPEDS 2019-20 Provisional data include:
CALSYS (Calendar system), CBSA (Core Based Statistical Area), CC18BASIC (Carnegie Classification 2018: Basic), CSA (Combined Statistical Area), F1SYSNAM (Name of multi-institution or multi-campus organization), INSTSIZE (Institution size category), MEDICAL (Institution grants a medical degree), OBEREG [Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) regions], and SECTOR (Sector of institution).
Variables derived by AAUP that have been incorporated include:
REGION, SUBREGION, RPP (Regional Price Parity), and a series of variables denoting special institutions types (AAU, HBCU, HSI, MSI, and WOMENS).
Benefits Report: This Excel spreadsheet provides each institution’s average benefit as expenditure ($) and percent average salary (%) by contract length. This is in wide format (i.e. every institution is a separate row with each column being a benefit and contract length) and not differentiated by AAUP Category. See here for the full variable listing.
Faculty Distribution Report: This Excel spreadsheet is percent of non-tenure track faculty by rank for reporting institutions. This is in wide format and not differentiated by AAUP Category. See here for a full variable listing.
Research Portal Access: The research portal allows users to create custom peer comparison reports and more (see here: https://research.aaup.org/sample-results). This option is only available for institutions that have submitted data for the 2020-21 academic year.
Prior Years' Data
If you’d like to purchase data products for a previous year (2015-16 through 2019-20), the cost is $750 for each year. Research portal access is available for years 2015-16 through the current year. Only the Excel spreadsheets (Appendix I and II) data can be provided for prior years (going back to 1996-97) and these are $250 per item.