ERIC Number: ED181819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun-13
Reference Count: 0
Total Faculty Earnings, Academic Productivity and Demographic Variables.
Marsh, Herbert W.
Data on faculty incomes, both base and supplemental, are summarized. Sources of supplemental income are described, and income variables are related to characteristics of individual faculty members, their institutions, and their disciplines. The analysis was based upon the l975 survey of the American Professoriate (Ladd and Lipset, 1975) which included approximately 4,000 responses of faculty from 111 randomly selected institutions. Separate analyses were performed on responses of faculty from doctoral universities and from faculty at all institutions granting a baccalaureate or advanced degree, including the doctorate. Institutional base salary was primarily determined by academic rank, and to a much smaller extent by academic discipline and contract length. The amount and source of supplemental income, on the other hand, depended more on discipline and less on academic rank. Faculty from doctoral universities received higher base and supplemental salaries, particularly higher than those faculty from liberal arts colleges. School quality (in terms of SAT test scores, revenue, and research dollars) was positively related to both base and supplemental incomes, as was school size. The research productivity of each respondent was also positively correlated with base salary, supplemental income, and the likelihood of reporting most sources of supplemental income other than additional teaching. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Academic Planning Conference (4th, University of Southern California, Office of Institutional Studies, Los Angeles, CA, June 11-13, 1979); for related document see HE 012 236; not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility of original