Faculty Salaries Rose By 1.9 Percent This Year Despite Difficult Economic Times

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

After few if any raises during economic difficulties and tight budgets, the pay for college and university faculty around the country rose by 1.9 percent this year, according to a new study.

That compared to a year of flat-line pay in 2010, reported the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.

“We are pleased that faculty at many public institutions saw some adjustment to their salaries following two or more years with no increases,” CUPA-HR President and CEO Andy Brantley said in a statement. “Hopefully the economic recovery will continue so that public and private institutions can provide increases for the 2012-13 academic year that meet or exceed the rate of inflation.”

The results were based on the salaries of 224,693 faculty members at four-year colleges and universities. Of those faculty members, 174,823 were from public institutions and 76,864 were at private institutions.

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