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ERIC Number: ED124101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 13
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Salary Inequities and/or Differentials: Identification and Adjustment.
Wall, Robert E.
A study was designed to develop a method for identifying and ameliorating faculty salary differentials or inequities at a moderately large (500 faculty members) master's-degree-granting institution. A linear regression model was chosen to determine the relationship between the observed salary and the independent variables of rank, years experience, and degrees held. The model was used to compute an individual's predicted salary, and those earning less than predicted were identified as possible salary inequities. Several 2- and 3-way cross-tabulations were conducted to detect possible nonlinear effects. The increment for each rank was determined by calculating 10 percent of the mean salary for each rank and adjusting everyone's salary upward by that amount or until the salary ceiling of the rank was reached. Salaries were then adjusted for the 200 full-time faculty identified as underpaid. Although no discernable overall pattern of sex or race related salary inequities was noted, the model did identify disproportionately more individuals of certain ranks and/or departments as "inequities." Problems involved in such a study are (1) getting agreement as to what are appropriate variables to be considered in determining salary differentials, and (2) developing the mechanism for gathering data, quantifying it, and putting it into machine-compatible form (JT).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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