Comparison of Average Faculty Salaries
Penn State's Rank by Year
Among Big 10 Public and
22 AAUDE Public Institutions
         
      Associate Assistant
    Professor Professor Professor
         
Penn State's Rank - Big 10        
2000-01 5th 6th 7th
  1999-00 5th 6th 9th
  1998-99 6th 6th 8th
  1997-98 5th 5th 8th
  1996-97 4th 3rd 8th
  1995-96 2nd 2nd 8th
         
Penn State's Rank - AAUDE*  
  2000-01 8th 10th 12th
  1999-00 6th 10th 15th
  1998-99 7th 10th 13th
  1997-98 6th 8th 15th
  1996-97 4th 4th 14th
  1995-96 2nd 2nd 12th
         
*22 public universities participating in the Association of American Universities Data Exchange     

                               
                               
Big 10 Public Institutions
Faculty Salary Increase

1995-96 to 2001-02
                               
                               
  1995-96   1996-97   1997-98   1998-99   1999-00   2000-01   2001-02   7 Year
  over   over   over   over   over   over   over   Compound
Institution 1994-95   1995-96   1996-97   1997-98   1998-99   1999-00   2000-01   Increase
                               
                               
Illinois 4.50%   5.15%   6.46%   4.40%   5.20%   5.40%   6.30%   43.95%
                               
Michigan 5.00%   3.50%   4.90%   4.70%   5.90%   5.00%   4.50%   38.69%
                               
Minnesota 2.90%   0.00%   8.50%   6.00%   8.00%   3.50%   4.40%   38.11%
                               
Indiana 4.50%   4.00%   3.60%   4.10%   5.60%   4.50%   6.70%   38.01%
                               
Purdue 4.50%   4.50%   4.50%   4.50%   4.60%   3.50%   4.20%   34.53%
                               
Wisconsin 1.00%   2.00%   4.00%   4.50%   7.70%   7.40%   3.20%   33.65%
                               
Michigan State 3.30%   3.00%   4.00%   4.00%   4.00%   5.00%   5.00%   31.95%
                               
Iowa 4.00%   4.00%   4.17%   4.00%   4.25%   4.00%   3.50%   31.49%
                               
                               
Penn State 3.25%   3.00%   3.39%   3.82%   3.99%   4.50%   5.00%   30.25%
Ranking 8   7   9   9   10   5   3   9
                               
                               
Ohio State 5.00%   5.00%   3.00%   3.50%   4.00%   4.00%   0.50%   27.76%
                               
                               
Big-10 Average 3.80%   3.42%   4.65%   4.35%   5.32%   4.68%   4.33%   34.84%
                               
Note: Main Campuses Only.                              
Source: AAUDE Survey, As of January 2002.                              
                               

                               
                               
22AAU Data Exchange Institutions
Faculty Salary Increases
1995-96 to 2001-02
                               
                               
  1995-96   1996-97   1997-98   1998-99   1999-00   2000-01   2001-02   7 Year
  over   over   over   over   over   over   over   Compound
Institution 1994-95   1995-96   1996-97   1997-98   1998-99   1999-00   2000-01   Increase
                               
                               
Illinois 4.50%   5.15%   6.46%   4.40%   5.20%   5.40%   6.30%   43.95%
Michigan 5.00%   3.50%   4.90%   4.70%   5.90%   5.00%   4.50%   38.69%
Minnesota 2.90%   0.00%   8.50%   6.00%   8.00%   3.50%   4.40%   38.11%
Indiana 4.50%   4.00%   3.60%   4.10%   5.60%   4.50%   6.70%   38.01%
Purdue 4.50%   4.50%   4.50%   4.50%   4.60%   3.50%   4.20%   34.53%
Wisconsin 1.00%   2.00%   4.00%   4.50%   7.70%   7.40%   3.20%   33.65%
Kansas 3.50%   2.50%   3.50%   4.00%   3.50%   5.90%   6.00%   32.67%
Nebraska 4.00%   3.00%   3.00%   3.00%   4.75%   4.75%   6.30%   32.55%
Iowa State 4.10%   2.90%   5.30%   4.50%   4.30%   3.80%   3.80%   32.46%
Virginia 2.25%   4.00%   7.13%   5.20%   4.78%   4.60%   0.83%   32.44%
Colorado 3.60%   2.00%   3.60%   4.90%   4.32%   4.20%   5.99%   32.31%
Michigan State 3.30%   3.00%   4.00%   4.00%   4.00%   5.00%   5.00%   31.95%
Iowa 4.00%   4.00%   4.17%   4.00%   4.25%   4.00%   3.50%   31.49%
Texas 3.00%   3.00%   3.00%   2.80%   6.00%   5.50%   4.30%   31.02%
                               
Penn State 3.25%   3.00%   3.39%   3.82%   3.99%   4.50%   5.00%   30.25%
Ranking 15   12   16   16   17   11   7   15
(out of 22)                              
                               
Missouri 4.50%   6.00%   3.50%   2.90%   1.30%   4.00%   4.00%   29.26%
Oregon 3.00%   6.00%   2.50%   3.50%   2.00%   5.00%   4.00%   29.01%
North Carolina 2.00%   5.00%   4.50%   4.00%   4.00%   4.00%   2.38%   28.89%
Ohio State 5.00%   5.00%   3.00%   3.50%   4.00%   4.00%   0.50%   27.76%
Maryland 2.00%   1.25%   1.25%   5.00%   2.50%   6.50%   6.50%   27.64%
Washington 4.00%   0.00%   4.00%   4.10%   4.20%   4.20%   4.00%   27.14%
Pittsburgh 0.00%   3.50%   2.75%   3.00%   3.00%   4.50%   4.00%   22.62%
                               
                               
AAUDE Average 3.36%   3.33%   4.12%   4.11%   4.45%   4.72%   4.34%   32.11%
                               
                               
Note: Main Campuses Only.                              
Source: AAUDE Survey, As of January 2002.                              

 
Growing Salary Differences      
 
Private vs. Public Universities:     
 
  • Average faculty salaries at private universities exceed their public counterparts
  • Nationally, the gap between private and public universities is growing
  • For professor-rank faculty, the percent difference is:
     
  2001-02 22.40%  
  1994-95 18.00%  
  1989-90 12.00%  
       
       
AAU Private Universities vs. Penn State:      
   
  • Penn State's faculty salaries are considerably below those of AAU private Universities
  • The gap between Penn State and the AAU private universities is growing:
1995-96    2001-02
     
        Professor -$13,600 -$19,900
        Associate   -$5,600   -$9,300
        Assistant   -$6,400 -$10,200