Compensation Data Colleges & Universities

The Compensation Data Colleges & Universities survey results provide a comprehensive look at salary information for more than 1,050 total job titles across your campus, including faculty, higher ed and general staff positions. The 2017 national results feature data from 300 higher education organizations.

Compensation Data Colleges & Universities is available as a national product and includes each of the following regional breakouts:

  • Midwest
  • Northeast
  • South Central
  • Southeast
  • West

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Job Titles

For more than 1,050 job titles, you’ll receive average base rate, weighted average base rate, average total compensation, weighted average total compensation, percent eligible for a bonus, percent receiving a bonus, average flat dollar bonus paid, weighted average flat dollar bonus paid, ranges and percentiles. Compensation Data Colleges & Universities provides breakouts by:

  • Region
  • State
  • Local geographic area
  • Enrollment size
  • Institution type
  • Operating budget
  • Industry classification
  • Profit status
  • Sector status
  • Level of education
  • Tenure status – Faculty titles
  • Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) – Faculty and Research titles

Each benchmark title includes an “All Other Industries” breakout, allowing you to compare pay with competitors outside your industry.

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Cross-Industry, Local Market Data

The Compensation Data Colleges & Universities results provide the most complete collection of cross industry, local market data for higher education employers. Receive regional, statewide and local area compensation information for more than 560 executive and general staff positions in all industries.

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Pay Practices & Benefit Data

In addition to pay data for over 1,050 job titles, Compensation Data Colleges & Universities includes complete sections on pay and benefits practices.

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Pay Practices

      • Employee Group Definitions
      • Pay Increase Dates
      • Pay Increase Budgets
      • Pay Range Adjustments
      • Shift Differentials
      • Faculty Pay Methods
      • Recruiting Practices
      • Turnover Rates
      • Post Employment Practices
      • Sabbatical Leave
      • Reward Systems
      • Current Issues

Benefits Data

      • Benefits Eligibility
      • Paid Time Off
      • Flexible Benefits
      • Life Insurance
      • Medical Insurance
      • Wellness Programs
      • Dental Insurance
      • Vision Insurance
      • Retirement Plans
      • Retirement Plan Vesting Requirements
      • Tuition Reimbursement
      • Cost of Benefits
      • Other Benefits

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Participant List

The 2017 results feature data collected from 300 higher education employers across the country.

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Survey & Results Schedule

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Compensation Data Banking & FinanceJanuary 2017April 2017Late Oct. 2017
Compensation Data Colleges & UniversitiesJanuary 2017February 2017Early June 2017
Compensation Data HealthcareJanuary 2017February 2017Mid May 2017
Compensation Data HospitalityJanuary 2017April 2017Late Oct. 2017
Compensation Data InsuranceJanuary 2017April 2017Early Oct. 2017
Compensation Data Manufacturing & DistributionJanuary 2017April 2017Mid Aug. 2017
Compensation Data Not-For-ProfitJanuary 2017March 2017Early Sept. 2017
Compensation Data UtilitiesJanuary 2017April 2017Early Oct. 2017
BenchmarkProJanuary 2017March 2017Mid July 2017
Accounting Services SuiteJanuary 2017with Industry SurveyLate Sept. 2017
Engineering & High Tech SuiteJanuary 2017with Industry SurveyLate Sept. 2017
Legal Services SuiteJanuary 2017with Industry SurveyLate Sept. 2017
Physician CompensationJuly 2017August 2017Mid Oct. 2017
Executive Compensation 2017/2018Mid Nov. 2017
Benefits USA 2017/2018Late Nov. 2017

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