ERIC Number: ED319308
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Salaries of Full-Time Instructional Faculty on 9- and 10-Month Contracts in Institutions of Higher Education, 1977-78 through 1987-88. Survey Report.
Brown, Patricia Q.
This report includes the first results on salaries of full-time instructional faculty on 9- and 10-month contracts that have been collected through the new Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data revealed that in 1987-88, full-time faculty in institutions of higher education earned an average of $35,900. Full professors averaged the highest salary, $47,000, while instructors earned the least, $22,700. Other findings include the following: (1) recent increases in salaries have helped full-time faculty regain the purchasing power they had in 1977-78; (2) average faculty salaries for public institutions are higher than those for private institutions, but the difference narrowed in 4-year schools; (3) the number of full-time faculty on 9- and 10-month contracts has increased about 1 percent annually between 1977-78 and 1987-88, from 324,300 to 356,000; (4) average salaries in constant dollars continue to be higher for males than for females, $38,100 versus $30,500 in 1987-88; and (5) the proportion of women faculty in higher education is slowly increasing, going from 25.4 percent in 1977-78 to 29.1 percent in 1987-88. Statistical data are detailed in nine tables. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), College Faculty, Compensation (Remuneration), Data Collection, Data Interpretation, Full Time Faculty, Higher Education
National Center for Education Statistics, 555 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20208-5652.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: Data Series: DR-IPEDS-87/88-6.2.