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ERIC Number: ED212191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Faculty Salaries, Tenure and Benefits, 1980-81.
Smith, Carolyn R.
Data on salaries, tenure, and fringe benefits of full-time instructional faculty for the 1980-81 academic year were collected as part of the Higher Education General Information Survey. The information on composition and tenure is reported by sex, academic rank, length of contract, and level and control of institutional unit. The survey population was limited to those members of the instruction/research staff employed on a full-time basis whose regular assignment is instruction, including those with released time for research. The national survey was based on data obtained from 3,231 institutional units. Findings include the following: the number of full-time instructional faculty increased 1.2 percent in 1980-81 to 395,992 from 391,174 in 1979-80; women comprised 26.4 percent of the total full-time instructional faculty compared to 26.0 percent in 1979-80. At institutions reporting tenure status, full-time instructional faculty were tenured; at institutions reporting tenure status, 70.0 percent of the male faculty and 49.7 percent of the female faculty were tenured; average salaries were highest for both men and women with the rank of professor on 9-month contracts in public institutional units, $31,331 and $28,915 respectively (representing an 8.1 percent increase for men and a 7.5 percent increase for women over 1979-80 salaries); overall, average salaries of men on 9-month contracts continue to exceed those of women in every academic rank and level of institutional unit. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), College Faculty, Compensation (Remuneration), Fringe Benefits, Full Time Faculty, Higher Education, Males, National Surveys, Sex Differences, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Employment Benefits, Teacher Salaries, Tenure, Trend Analysis, Women Faculty
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC 20202.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
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