ERIC Number: ED351959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Intercollegiate Athletics. Compensation Varies for Selected Personnel in Athletic Departments. Report to the Chairwoman, Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Competitiveness, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.
This report responds to a congressional request for information on the following selected issues involving intercollegiate athletics: (1) revenue and expenses of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and its member schools' athletic departments; (2) a data profile on the gender and race/ethnicity of staff members in five selected positions in schools' athletic departments; and (3) compensation data for these staff. From testimony before a Congressional subcommittee, it was revealed that the NCAA had revenues of $152.5 million and expenses of $151.3 million for the year ending August 31, 1991. Across Division I schools, men held all but one of the positions of athletic director, all football head coach positions, and all men's basketball head coach positions. Average compensation for personnel in the five athletic department positions, including their school base salary, additional school benefits, and income from sources outside the school, varied considerably from an average of $114,759 for head football coaches to an average of $44,996 for head coaches of women's basketball. However when comparing head coaches of women's basketball, women coaches had a higher average wage than did men head coaches. Appendices include a description of the Government Accounting Office's questionnaire methodology, various response compilations from Division I schools, and NCAA statements of revenue. (GLR)
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Black Colleges, Budgets, College Athletics, College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Compensation (Remuneration), Data Collection, Ethnic Groups, Extracurricular Activities, Females, Higher Education, Income, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Males, National Surveys, Operating Expenses, Professional Personnel, Research Methodology, Teacher Salaries
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (first copy free, additional copies $2)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.