Faculty Compensation at CU-Boulder Over Time, Compared to Other AAU U.S. Public Universities
Last updated June 2009
The University of Colorado at Boulder routinely compares salaries of CU-Boulder faculty to salaries at peer institutions, taken from a subset of U.S. public members of the American Association of Universities (AAU). Academic year 2007 salary figures are from January 1, 2007, which INCLUDES mid-year salary adjustments. For comparisons to CU system analysis done prior to AY 2006, please see the documentation on differences in average salary and compensation calculations.
Reported faculty salary and compensation comparisons are at the campus-by-rank level. Here we show salaries for full, associate, and assistant professor ranks only. Information on instructors is reported inconsistently across institutions so is not shown. Comparisons by college and department will be available later in the calendar year. For the most recent comparisons at the college and department level, please see the faculty salaries index page. The AAU public averages listed with the department/college comparisons do not match those shown here because we force other institutions' discipline mix to match the mix at CU-Boulder. Here we use all-campus reported averages for every institution.
All salaries are for academic years (9 months); we convert 12-month salaries (primarily at other institutions) to 9-month bases using the national-standard 9/11 multiplier. Year labels are fiscal years, e.g. "2006" means "2005-2006" with "2007 MY" representing AY 2007 salaries after mid-year salary adjustments. The institutions used in comparisons represent a subset of U.S. AAU public universities. In April 2002 we added all AAU members of the University of California to the subset used, with complete data from 1991-92. In April 2005 we added Texas A&M and SUNY-Stony Brook to the subset used, with complete data from 2001-02.
Graphs and tables from 1998-99 through the current fiscal year -- based on unweighted averages of the peers listed in institutions used in comparisons. All peer institutions except Texas A&M and SUNY-Stony Brook are in every year shown.
Caution: Figures in the longitudinal graphs and tables may not exactly match those reported by AAUP since these data may reflect data corrections by institutions after submission to American Association of University Professors (AAUP). Figures shown for Boulder for 1999-2000 do not match those published by AAUP since we have corrected errors found after submitting our data to AAUP.
Last revision 06/03/09
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