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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Faculty in 2012-13 Received Biggest Pay Raise in Four Years

Inside Higher Ed, Minimal Gains in Faculty Pay:

Median salaries for tenure-track faculty members at four-year colleges and universities were up 2.1% in 2012 -- matching the rate of inflation for the year, according to a study being released today by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.

Year Public Private
2009-10 0.0% 0.1%
2010-11 0.0% 2.0%
2011-12 1.1% 2.3%
2012-13 1.9% 2.4%

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The news story is about faculties getting zero raise after inflation, and getting pay cuts for the last 3 years.

Somehow the headline on taxprof ends up being that faculty are getting big pay raises.

Paul, at some point, you're not just putting a thumb on the scale any more. You're knocking it off the counter top.


Posted by: Anon | Mar 12, 2013 5:27:08 AM