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ERIC Number: ED011402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 9
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Reference Count: 0
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AVERAGE DOLLAR INCREASES IN SALARIES OF INDIVIDUAL FACULTY MEMBERS, 1964-65 TO 1965-66. A SPECIAL STUDY BY AAUP'S COMMITTEE Z.
BAUMOL, WILLIAM J.; HEIM, PEGGY
AVERAGE SALARY INCREASES FOR INDIVIDUAL FACULTY MEMBERS ARE GENERALLY HIGHER THAN FIGURES FOR AN INSTITUTION'S AVERAGE SALARY INCREASES SHOW. THIS DISCREPANCY RESULTS FROM TWO BASICALLY DIFFERENT TYPES OF FIGURES--(1) THE INSTITUTION'S OVERALL STANDARD OF REMUNERATION AND (2) THE FINANCIAL IMPROVEMENT IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF A SINGLE REPRESENTATIVE INDIVIDUAL. AVERAGE SALARY PAYMENTS AT AN INSTITUTION MAY NOT HAVE CHANGED, BUT INDIVIDUAL RISE IN RANK WOULD INCREASE INDIVIDUAL EARNINGS. THE AAUP COMMITTEE Z'S ANNUAL REPORTS THUS TEND TO UNDERSTATE THE ECONOMIC GAINS OF INDIVIDUALS ALREADY ON A FACULTY. DATA FOR THE SURVEY WERE OBTAINED FROM USABLE RESPONSES FROM 54 UNIVERSITIES AND 22 LIBERAL ART COLLEGES. THE DATA INDICATED THAT AN INSTITUTION'S AVERAGE SALARY LEVEL FROM YEAR TO YEAR TENDS TO UNDERSTATE THE RISE IN EARNINGS OF INDIVIDUALS. PROFESSORS' LARGEST GAIN FROM 1964 TO 1965 WAS $1,060 (IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES), AND THEIR SMALLEST GAIN WAS $810 (IN CHURCH-RELATED UNIVERSITIES). SIMILAR RELATIONSHIPS WERE SHOWN FOR ASSISTANT PROFESSORS, BUT FOR OTHER RANKS THE RELATIONSHIPS WERE MIXED. THE RANGE OF SALARY INCREASES FOR PROFESSORS WAS $540 TO $2,050 WITH MAJOR CONCENTRATION BETWEEN $760 AND $1,180. THE REPORT OVERSTATED AVERAGE SALARY INCREASES BY MORE THAN $300 IN ONLY THREE OF THE 216 INDIVIDUAL CASES EXAMINED, WHILE IT UNDERSTATED BY MORE THAN $300 IN 55 CASES. THIS SHOWED THAT THE EFFECTS OF PROMOTION TEND TO RAISE THE INCOME OF THE INDIVIDUAL MORE RAPIDLY THAN THE RATE OF RISE OF THE INSTITUTION'S SCALE OF REMUNERATION. (HW)
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Univ. Professors, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA