Research Reports & Briefs

Professionals in Higher Education Report

The Professionals in Higher Education Salary Survey collects salary data for “functional professional” positions with primary assignments and responsibilities requiring professional-level expertise and work in a specific functional area, such as academic or student services, facilities management, human resources, information technology, athletics, etc. Positions covered include those with supervisory duties that do not represent the majority of their time and effort. All positions require at least a baccalaureate degree or equivalent in the field and may require a terminal degree and/or professional licensure in the field. All survey positions are matched to BLS Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes to facilitate completion of IPEDS reporting requirements.

For the first time, information on exempt status, gender, ethnicity, years in position, and age was collected for each position on the Professionals in Higher Education Salary Survey. Data for each of these variables is summarized in the report and available in DataOnDemand.

Overview of Report Content »

2018 Survey Participation Integrated Template »
(includes instructions, position descriptions, upload template, and survey deadlines)

Pricing Information

This pricing is for the report only. View DataOnDemand pricing.

  • Institutions or Individuals Who Did Not Participate in the Survey ... $415
  • Survey Participants That Are Not CUPA-HR Members ... $280
  • Survey Participants That Are CUPA-HR Members ... $165

The 2016 report is also available for purchase. 

  • Institutions or Individuals Who Did Not Participate in the 2016 Survey ... $400
  • 2016 Survey Participants That Are Not CUPA-HR Members ... $270
  • 2016 Survey Participants That Are CUPA-HR Members ... $160
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2016 Professionals in Higher Education Salary Survey