What Hourly Higher-Ed Employees Made in 2015-16

April 25, 2016

Skilled craft workers — including electricians, plumbers, and carpenters — are among the best-compensated hourly employees of colleges and universities, according to a survey released on Monday by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.

Positions in service and maintenance — including food-preparation workers and custodians — are the worst-paid, the survey found.

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Over all, the average median salary for hourly workers in 2015-16 rose by 2 percent.

The figures below are based on reports from 808 private and public colleges and universities. An asterisk indicates insufficient data. Use the search box to find individual positions; clear the search box to restore the complete list.