Median Salaries of Higher-Education Professionals, 2014-15

March 30, 2015

The median base salaries of professional staff members on college campuses rose by 2.2 percent in 2014 — a rate of salary growth that was a tenth of a percentage point higher than the previous year, according to the results of an annual survey released on Monday by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.

The increases for academic professionals at public colleges were slightly greater than that at private institutions, at 2.3 and 2.1 percent, respectively. The figures below reflect the salaries of more than 186,000 academic professionals at 1,104 public and private colleges nationwide. A dash indicates insufficient data. View recently released survey data on the salaries of tenured and tenure-track professors at four-year colleges, and senior college administrators.

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Source: © 2015 College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, Administrators in Higher Education Salary Survey. Contact CUPA-HR for permission to reprint the data.

Correction (4/1/2015, 2:45 p.m.): A table above that lists the salaries of colleges' external-affairs professionals initially contained a duplicate entry for the job title of "Annual-giving officer, entry." The duplicate entry should have listed the correct job title, "Major-gift officer, entry." The table has been updated to reflect this correction.