UW-Madison Faces 'Critical' Situation On Faculty Salaries, According To New Report

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UW-Madison’s faculty salaries are so low that the university is facing a “critical” situation — according to a faculty committee — if not a new one.

"UW-Madison is falling behind in its ability to compete for the best faculty, and it faces the prospect of losing many of its most talented professors to other institutions," the committee wrote in a report to the Faculty Senate, which is meeting today.

UW-Madison’s faculty salaries are low compared to similar institutions, according to the report. Full professors earn an average of 15.6 percent less than peers. Assistant professors earn 6 percent less on average.

Associate professors earn close to the median.

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