Report: Higher education administration pay soars as faculty pay Lags

Real average salaries for full-time faculty members remain below pre-pandemic levels, according to a report released by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).

The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 2023–24, highlights trends in faculty compensation, tenure and contingency, pay equity, and institutional finances in higher education. Its findings come from AAUP’s annual Faculty Compensation Survey.

The report revealed that growth in salaries for college and university presidents continued to outpace the growth in full-time faculty salaries; president salaries in 2023–24 ranged from $259,000 at public associate institutions without ranking systems to over $912,000 at private-independent doctoral universities.

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