Higher Education Faculty Salary Resources
The NEA Higher Education Advocate provides annual salary data for faculty, compares the effects of unionization and tenure, and examines salary trends for non-teaching professionals.
Trends in public support and public sector faculty salaries were examined over a 10-year period. While faculty purchasing power was higher at the end of the 10-year period, there was a 2 percent decrease in salaries between 2001–02 and 2004–05; this coincided with a 5 to 10 percent decrease during the same period in the amount of state tax support for higher education.
Search NEA's database on salaries and benefits by state and year.
NEA’s Almanac of Higher Education includes annual articles analyzing how faculty salaries have fared over the last year, shifts in retirement and benefits, and the challenges facing education support professionals. The 2010 edition includes:
Faculty Salaries: 2008–2009 (,400 KB, 22 pp)
By Suzanne B. Clery and Barry L. Christopher
Retirement and Benefits: New Realities in an Economic Downturn (,345 KB, 10pp)
By Valerie Martin Conley
ESPs: Job Protection Issues (, 395 KB, 12pp)
By Vicki J. Rosser