ERIC Number: ED286413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
College Faculty Salaries, 1976-1986. OERI Bulletin, August 1987.
Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Trends in college faculty salaries for 1976-1986 are reported based on the surveys of "Salaries, Tenure, and Fringe Benefits of Full-Time Instructional Faculty," which are part of the Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS). Information is provided on salaries by faculty rank and sex and by type and control of institution. Faculty pay in 1986 was 3% to 6% lower in purchasing power than in 1976-1977. Although salaries decreased at each rank, the average salary in constant dollars for all ranks remained almost unchanged over the 10 years, $32,600 in 1976-1977 and $32,400 in 1985-1986. The reason is that a higher proportion of faculty became professors and earned the highest faculty salaries. While average salaries between ranks showed consistent patterns, there were variations by rank within institutional type (universities, other four-year, and two-year) and control (public or private). In 1985-1986 public universities' average salaries of $36,200 were 9.1% less than the $39,800 earned at private institutions. In other four-year institutions, a different pattern emerged in average faculty salaries. As in 1976-1977, average faculty salaries for men in 1985-1986 were considerably higher than for women. Statistical tables and a technical appendix are included. (SW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.