CUPA-HR Survey Finds 2.0 Percent Increase Over Previous Year in Overall Median Base Salary for Mid-Level Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Source: College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR), Press Release, March 26, 2012

The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) recently released findings from its 2011-12 Mid-Level Administrative & Professional Salary Survey. The overall median base salary increase for mid-level administrative jobs in colleges and universities in 2011 was 2.0%. In 2010, it was 1.3%. Similar to findings from CUPA-HR’s other salary surveys, the median increase for public institutions was 1.4%, while the median increase for private institutions was 2.2%. This year’s findings reflect the salaries of 193,248 job incumbents in public and private institutions nationwide.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers [CPI-U] in 2011 was 3.2% higher than in 2010. Therefore, the median salary increase of 2.0% was less than inflation for all institutions combined, and also for privates and publics when looked at separately.
Mid-Level Administrative Pay Up 2%
Source: Scott Jaschik, inside Higher Ed, March 26, 2012
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