- 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 or web portal access (i.e., the Excel files) to students for course projects. The tools offered by Inside Higher Ed provide access to the data for course projects: https://www.insidehighered.com/aaup-compensation-survey
- AAUP chapter and state conference officers can request that data access be provided for chapter/conference business. A chapter or conference officer should make the request to the email@example.com 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org directly with any such requests.
The 2017-18 AAUP Faculty Compensation Survey Data costs $1250 for participating institutions and $2000 for nonparticipating Institutions and includes the products below. Payment can be made by credit card, check or purchase order. Data will be released once payment is received. Orders for current data (2017-18) can be made here: https://goo.gl/forms/MTsiPZalNivzwXk12 . Data for the current year is released April 10, 2018 (and after payment has been received).
Once we’ve received your order, we will generate an invoice and provide payment instructions. We typically will respond in 1-2 business days, but please see here for current availability (there may be weeks, especially during the summer, when turnaround will be longer):
Traditional Appendix I and II. The traditional excel form of the Appendices with more columns than the published version: including average salary by rank, total compensation by rank, salary by rank and gender, total benefits as a percent of average salary and full time faculty counts.
Research Portal Access. The research portal can provide peer comparison reports and more (see here: https://research.aaup.org/sample-results) This option is only available for institutions that have submitted data for the 2017-18 year.
Benefits Report. This Excel Sheet provides each Institutions Average Benefit [as Expenditure ($) 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 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 full variable listing.
The Tidy Data Sets in R format. This is meant to provide a useful form of the data to those of you with a IT/Programmer staff that can handle some programming. This is meant for more sophisticated analysis than is traditional available with the other 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 that you want to with the salary and benefits data.
Tidy Data stands for a data format where one row represents one observation (see here for 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 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; include institutions, details of information sought and the requested time frame.