Faculty and Department Heads in Higher Education Salary Survey

The Faculty in Higher Education Salary Report contains detailed aggregated salary information from 687 institutions for 237,231 full-time faculty by discipline, rank, tenure status, gender, and minority status. This report now also contains salary data for adjunct (pay-per-course) and department head faculty. Disciplines are defined in terms of the U.S. Department of Education’s Classification of Instructional Programs: 2010 Edition.

Overview of Report Content

(highlights, list of data tables, and participating institutions)

Survey Participation Integrated Template

(CIP discipline definitions, upload directions, and survey instructions)

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