ERIC Number: ED325177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: 0
SREB Faculty Salary Update: 1989-90 Averages at Public Community and Junior Colleges.
Gaines, Gale F.
Faculty salaries in the 1980's at comprehensive two-year colleges in the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states (i.e., Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia) increased significantly but did not keep pace with four-year public institutions or public school salary hikes. An analysis of faculty salaries in the SREB region showed that: (1) between 1980 and 1990 salaries at two-year colleges increased 87.3%, while four-year college faculty salaries increased by 92.3% and public school teacher salaries increased by 95.3%; (2) for 1990 the average community college faculty salary was only 91.6% of the national average of $34,510; (3) the average faculty salary in 1979-80 at technical and comprehensive junior colleges was $16,870; (4) beginning in 1983-84, the regional average salary for comprehensive junior colleges only was $22,388; (5) in 1989-90, the average salary had climbed 41.2% to $31,602; (6) between 1984 and 1990, the largest percentage increase in average salaries was in Virginia (61.7%) and the smallest was in Texas (19.9%); (7) from 1989 to 1990, regional and national two-year college salary averages increased by 6.6%, higher than the regional and national increases for public school teachers (4.9% and 5.9%, respectively) and for the regional and national increases for four-year college faculty (5.6% and 5.4%, respectively); and (8) estimated two-year college faculty salary increases for 1990-91 range from 0.8% to 16%. A longitudinal data table of salary increases by SREB state is included. (GFW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.