ERIC Number: ED435248
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Salary-Trend Study of Faculty in Physical Sciences, General for the Years 1995-96 and 1998-99.
Howe, Richard D.
This report, covering 1,677 faculty in the field of physical science, general, is part of an annual national survey of faculty salaries. The survey consists of two parts: one covering public and one covering private four-year colleges and universities. Data for the baseline year 1995-96 and the 1998-99 trend year were collected for full-time teaching faculty in 53 selected academic disciplines from 279 public and 386 private institutions. The first section of the report defines the methodology and terms used; this is followed by a data page listing average physical science faculty salaries for both public and private participating institutions by faculty rank (including a new assistant professor rank), faculty mix percent, and salary factors. A brief summary of the data follows. A concluding section compares salary trend information for public and private institutions for the 2 study years with trend information for all fields and with the Consumer Price Index. It notes that, in 1995-96, average physical science faculty salaries in public institutions were 4.7 percent higher than those for all ranks in all major fields; in private institutions they were 24.0 percent higher than average. In 1998-99, these averages were, respectively, 4.9 percent and 2.6 percent lower than those for all ranks. Appended is a list of the 53 selected academic disciplines, as well as lists of the participating public and private colleges. (CH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Appalachian State Univ., Boone, NC.; College and Univ. Personnel Association, Washington, DC.