The Faculty Compensation Survey is conducted annually by the American Association of University Professors. It is the largest independent source of data on both full-time and part-time faculty salaries and benefits. The survey is open to both two- and four-year United States colleges and universities. The study collects data on more than 375,000 faculty members from over 1,000 institutions. All 50 states and Puerto Rico are represented. The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession based on the FCS is published in the March-April issue of Academe, the AAUP magazine.
The survey includes both salary and benefit information by gender and by faculty rank -- professor, associate, assistant, instructor, lecturer, and faculty without a rank. Benefit information includes data on retirement, medical, dental, disability, tuition, FICA, unemployment, group life, and worker's compensation. Compensation information for senior administrators is also included, and there is a section covering part-time faculty and graduate teaching assistants.