New Data on Salary Levels for Administrators

April 11, 2016

The median base salary increase for professional-level administrative positions in higher education in 2015-16 was 2 percent, according to new data from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. The largest gains were at private doctoral institutions and specialized institutions, where the increases were 2.4 percent and 2.5 percent, respectively. Their public counterparts saw gains of 2 percent and 2.3 percent, respectively. The study found that minority administrators generally earn the same (or in some cases more than) comparable white colleagues. But the study also found that in the highest paid positions, there are relatively few minority people working. The full report from CUPA-HR is available for purchase here.

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