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Faculty Salary Information on the Internet

The National Education Association (NEA) Web site provides an annually updated state salary profile and a list of salaries paid at individual colleges and universities at

The U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) provides data that are the basis for the NEA salary reports. Both the Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the National Survey of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF) can be accessed at  

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP)’s Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession is a good companion report on faculty salaries, providing a slightly different view of faculty salaries then NEA’s report. A summary is available at

The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) provides a number of salary reports based on their own college survey. Studies can be ordered for a fee at  

The Chronicle of Higher Education publishes “Fact Files,” a compilation of data from various higher education agencies and collectors of information relating to higher education, including several salary reports each year. To access the data, you will need a user name and password,

Oklahoma State University (OSU) contracts with the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) to conduct an annual salary survey of approximately 100 participating public land-grant state universities nationwide. A copy of the most current report is available for $75,  

Grapevine, at the Center for the Study of Education Policy at Illinois State University, does an annual compilation of data related to state tax appropriations for higher education general operating expenses. Data are presented both in the national aggregate and on a state-by-state basis,

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