ERIC Number: ED468730
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Gender and Racial/Ethnic Differences in Salary and Other Characteristics of Postsecondary Faculty: Fall 1998. Statistical Analysis Report.
Bradburn, Ellen M.; Sikora, Anna C.
Using data from the 1999 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF:99), this study examined how gender and race/ethnicity relate to a number of faculty outcomes and characteristics, including: salary, rank, tenure status, education, experience, institution type, teaching field, workload, and research productivity. The study focused on full-time faculty and staff who had instructional duties for credit in fall 1998, comparing men and women as well as members of four racial and ethnic groups: white, non-Hispanic; black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic. It also included a regression analysis that shows the residual relationship of gender and race/ethnicity to salary after taking into account other faculty characteristics. The study also examined changes in faculty outcomes and characteristics between 1992 and 1998. Overall, men's salaries were higher than women's, with full-time male faculty averaging about $61,700 in base salary from the institution in 1998, compared with $48,400 for full-time female faculty. Overall, Asian/Pacific Islander salaries were higher than white faculty salaries, which were higher than black faculty salaries. No salary differences were found between Hispanic faculty and white faculty. The multiple regression analysis confirmed that other faculty characteristics in addition to gender were related to salaries. Tenure status, academic rank, highest degree earned, and number of years since receiving highest degree were all associated with salary. Institution type, teaching field, and teaching and research activities were also associated with salaries. Three appendixes contain a glossary, technical notes, and supplemental figures. (Contains 23 tables, 20 figures, and 29 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Ethnicity, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Racial Differences, Regression (Statistics), Sex Differences, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Salaries, Tenure
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.