ERIC Number: ED192835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun-18
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of Presidents' and Superintendents' Salaries. Institutional Research Report No. 79/80-8.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior Coll., Perkinston.
A study was conducted at Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College (MGCJC) to determine the propriety of the salary earned by MGCJC's president. The president's salary and recent salary increases were compared with the salaries and increases earned by: (1) the chief executive officers of the other Mississippi junior colleges; (2) the presidents of comparable two-year colleges across the country; (3) the presidents of eight Mississippi state universities; (4) the faculty and staff at MGCJC; and (5) the superintendents of selected Mississippi school systems. Major findings indicate that while the salary earned by MGCJC's president was the highest of any Mississippi public junior college, the percentage increase earned by the president between 1977 and 1979 was only the seventh highest in the state. In addition, a comparison with national figures revealed that the president's salary fell within the bottom 25% of all two-year college presidents in the country, and that the salaries of presidents of colleges with enrollments of 10,000 or more were all above that of MGCJC's president. The salary increases earned by the president from 1975 through 1979, though lower than the increases of MGCJC faculty and staff, were comparable to the increases earned by superintendents and state university presidents. The study led to the conclusion that the president's salary was appropriate. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior Coll., Perkinston.