Research Results

Staff in Higher Education

The Staff in Higher Education Survey collects data from more than 850 higher ed institutions on over 200,000 staff in approximately 153 staff positions (office/clerical, technical/paraprofessional, skilled craft, and service/maintenance). Data collected include: salary, sex, race/ethnicity, age and years in position.

2020 Survey Participants

Survey Participation and Information Template
Includes instructions, position descriptions, upload template and more.

Participating Institutions  |  Data Use Agreement  |  Data Anonymity Statement

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Annual Report

The Staff in Higher Education Annual Report contains detailed aggregate salary information and in-depth analysis of key results. Read the overview.

Data Trends

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Research Briefs

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