April 13th, 2015
Faculty salaries rose faster than inflation last year but failed to regain all of the ground lost after the most recent recession, according to an annual report on faculty pay released this week by the American Association of University Professors.
Controlling for inflation, salaries for full-time faculty members in the 2014-15 academic year were up 1.4 percent over the year before, marking the second year in a row in which they rose faster than the rate of inflation, the AAUP’s report says.
"We are not losing ground as we were in previous years immediately following the recession. That is the silver lining there," says John Barnshaw, a co-author of the report and senior higher-education-research officer at the AAUP.