Survey

Please note our current policies on purchasing and receiving access to the Faculty Compensation Survey data listed below:

  1. We do not sell data or web portal access to those without a higher education institutional, governmental, or nonprofit affiliation.
  2. We do not provide the complete data set (i.e., the Excel files) or web portal access to students for course projects.  The tools offered by Inside Higher Ed provide access to the data for course projects.
  3. AAUP chapter and state conference officers can request that data access be provided for chapter/conference business purposes. A chapter or conference officer should make the request to aaupfcs@aaup.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 need to purchase access to the data or reports that are for institutional use. 
  4. AFT affiliated units can order the data for $750 at the request of a local officer for collective bargaining purposes.
  5. Non-affiliated units or faculty groups can order the data for $1250 at the request of local officer or a faculty leader for collective bargaining or salary negotiations.
  6. 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 senior researcher Joe Roy at jroy@aaup.org with any such requests.

The 2017-18 AAUP Faculty Compensation Survey data costs $1250 for participating institutions and $2000 for nonparticipating Institutions and includes the products listed below. Payment can be made by credit card, check, or purchase order. Data will be released once payment has been received. Orders for current data (2017-18) can be made here: https://goo.gl/forms/MTsiPZalNivzwXk12 .

Once we’ve received your order, we will generate an invoice and provide payment instructions.  We typically will 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):

Appendix I and II: These are the traditional appendices in Excel form with more columns than the published version: including average salary by rank, total compensation by rank, salary by rank and gender, total benefits as a percent of average salary, and full-time faculty counts.

Research Portal Access: The research portal can provide 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 2017-18 academic year.

Benefits Report: This Excel Sheet provides each Institutions Average Benefit [as Expenditure ($) and Percent Average Salary (%)] by Rank for Reporting Institutions. This is in wide format (i.e. every institution is a separate row with each column being a benefit and rank) 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.

Tidy Data Sets in R format: This is meant to provide a useful form of the data for institutions with an IT/Programmer staff. This format can be used for more sophisticated analyses than is traditionally available with the other Excel reports.  This form of the data can be helpful in addressing some questions that are answerable with our data, but not in its typical format. There is a lot of information that we collect from institutions and this format can allow you to explore more subtle or nuanced questions with the salary and benefits data.

Tidy data stands for a data format where one row represents one observation (see here for a brief description and here for a longer, technical description). For the AAUP FCS data, this means that one row represents an institution and rank (where institution is coded as IPEDS ID).   The data can be linked to other institutional data sets (through the IPEDS ID) and used to run analysis of interest. Benefits and salary data are provided by institution in both .rdata files as well as .csv (which allow for easy conversion to other platforms). Both formats are included in a zip file.

Prior Years Data

Typically, if you’d like a version of the above for a previous year (2015-16 or 2016-17), that can be done and the cost is going to be $750 for each year.  Only the spreadsheets (Appendix I and II) data can be provided for prior years (going back to 1996-97) and these are $250 per item. Please email aaupfcs@aaup.org to make the request.  

Special Reports Based on FCS Data

The research office at the AAUP, depending on current workload, can run special peer comparison reports, usually with a 1 to 2 week turnaround.  For AAUP chapters and state conferences, there is no charge for this typically. For institutions, the charge will range from $750 and up depending on the nature of the report.  Requests can be emailed to aaupfcs@aaup.org; include institutions, details of information sought and the requested time frame.