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Report 92-16: Supplemental Report on Academic Salaries, 1991-92: A Report to the Governor and Legislature in Response to Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 51 (1965) and Supplemental Language to the 1979 and 1981 Budget Acts

Published by The California Postsecondary Education Commission

August 1992

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This document is the Commission's annual report on faculty salaries at the California Community colleges and administrator salaries at the University of California and the California State University. It supplements the Commission's annual report on faculty salaries at those two university.

Part One of this report responds to Supplemental Language to the 1979 Budget Act, which directed the Commission to prepare annual reports on the salaries of California Community College faculty members. It presents an overview of those salaries and estimates the mean salary of regular and contract faculty system wide to be $50,085. It indicates that the difference in mean salaries between the ten highest-paying and the ten lowest-paying of the 71 districts of the system is about 27.4 percent. It also displays cost-of-living percent increases for each of the districts and indicates that last year's average cost-of-living increases was 2.06 percent, compared to 5.75 percent the year earlier. Finally, it shows that on a statewide basis, full-time faculty salaries are more than twice as high per weekly faculty contact hour as part-time faculty and about 75 percent more than that paid overload faculty. If fringe benefits are added, this disparity is even greater.

Part Two of the report responds to Supplemental Language in the 1981 Budget Act that instructed the Commission to report annually on the salaries of University of California and California State University administrators. It shows the salaries for campus-based and central-office administrative positions at the University and State University, with comparison institution data for the campus-based positions. Because this report is designed to provide only descriptive data, it offers neither policy conclusions nor recommendation.

This report, like other publication of the California Postsecondary Education Commission, is not copyrighted. It may be reproduced in the public interest, but proper attribution to Report 92-16 of the California Postsecondary Education Commission is requested.

Related Topics: Faculty Salaries, Executive Compensation, Faculty and Staff Issues

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