ERIC Number: ED302174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Salary-Trend Study of Faculty in Accounting for the Years 1984-85 and 1987-88.
Howe, Richard D.; Jones, James F.
A summary of the overall average salary increases in the field of accounting from the baseline year 1984-85 to the trend year 1987-88 for both public and private institutions is noted. These data are compared with 44 other academic disciplines/major fields. Since 1982-83, the College and University Personnel Association (CUPA) in Washington, D.C. with Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina has conducted annual national faculty salary studies by discipline and rank through 1987-88. Salary data were collected and tabulated for full-time teaching faculty in 45 academic disciplines including accounting. Besides listing average salaries in accounting for both public and private institutions by rank and listing faculty mix percentage and salary factor, comparisons are made between the two studies for each of the 2 study years and with the Consumer Price Index CPI) of changes in cost of living. Study results include: the average faculty salary in accounting is now 12% and 8% above the overall average faculty salary of the other 44 fields for public and private studies respectively; the October 1987 CPI compared to the October 1984 CPI indicates accounting faculty in public and private institutions received salary increases for three years above the cost of living; and there is a good percentage increase of new assistant professors being hired in public institutions but a decline in private ones. Appended are an overall list of selected disciplines, a listing of public participating institutions, and a list of private participating institutions. (SM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Appalachian State Univ., Boone, NC.; College and Univ. Personnel Association, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see HE 022 034-075.