ERIC Number: ED350930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of Faculty Salaries: A Comparison of the University of Maryland at College Park with AAU Public and Private and Designated Peer Universities: Fall 1991.
Maryland Univ., College Park. Office of Institutional Studies.
A study was done comparing faculty salaries at the University of Maryland at College Park (UMCP) with those at other similar institutions for fall 1991. The data were drawn from the fiscal year 1992 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System survey, "Salary, Tenure, and Fringe Benefits of Full-Time Instructional Faculty," and the data for UMCP were compared with data on 31 public and private member institutions of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and also with data on 9 "designated peer" institutions. Average salaries were computed for each institution by academic rank, type of contract (9- or 12-month), and gender. Results indicated that as compared with the peer institutions UMCP ranked 5th in salary range among professors and associate professors and 6th among assistant professors. It was also found that at all of the universities except Duke University and University of Colorado, at all ranks men's average salaries were higher than women's average salaries. In summary the data indicated that UMCP's average salaries are above both the men's and overall averages as well as the medians of all three ranks of institutions of the AAU. The study notes that the results should be interpreted with caution because several important variables that help explain salary differences are not controlled. Included are nine tables in an appendix. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Office of Institutional Studies.