AIS, ISWORLD NET, and the University of Pittsburgh announce the results of last year's MIS Faculty Salary Offer Survey and the kickoff of the survey for the 2000-2001 academic year, both available at http://www.pitt.edu/~galletta/salarysurvey.htm

**Results from Last Year's Survey (AY 1999-2000)**

We appreciate the large number of entries (N=139) to last year's survey, still available as a link from the main survey page. The final result in Excel form is also available from that page with a little bit of analysis embedded in the spreadsheet. The analysis is shown below.

Somewhat arbitrarily, a maximum teaching load of 4 courses (3-credit equivalents) defined "research institutions," and those schools above 4 credits were labeled "teaching institutions."

This year, the overall average salary is $77,431, compared with last year's average of $68,702, representing a 12.7% increase over the previous year. The amount of the increase is largest in research institutions for nearly all ranks. Summer support has increased most dramatically, by about 46.5%.

There was one data point that was included in the statistics reported below, except for the correlations. Data point #5 was removed for computing the correlations ($150,000 salary with a 20-course load). The correlation between salaries and teaching load without data point #5 is stronger than last year, at -.607. The correlation between summer support and teaching load without data point #5 is a little weaker than last year, at -.465. Interestingly, with the outlier, the correlations become nearly zero.

If the potential outlier is removed from all analysis, then the average salary overall will go down about $500 to $76,905 and the average salary in teaching institutions will go down about $1,400 to $68,915. All other salary numbers will stay the same.

Removing the potential outlier from the summer support figures will reduce the amount only about $60 overall and by over $1,000 in teaching institutions (new average would be $7,340.

Finally, removing the potential outlier from the teaching load numbers will reduce the overall average from 4.9 to 4.8 and the teaching institution average from 6.4 to 6.2.

The correlation between salaries and teaching load without data point #5 is stronger than last year, at -.607. The correlation between summer support and teaching load without data point #5 is a little weaker than last year, at -.465.

**Results from Last Year's Survey (AY 1999-2000)**

We appreciate the large number of entries (N=139) to last year's survey, still available as a link from the main survey page. The final result in Excel form is also available from that page with a little bit of analysis embedded in the spreadsheet. The analysis is shown below.

Somewhat arbitrarily, a maximum teaching load of 4 courses (3-credit equivalents) defined "research institutions," and those schools above 4 credits were labeled "teaching institutions."

This year, the overall average salary is $77,431, compared with last year’s average of $68,702, representing a 12.7% increase over the previous year. The amount of the increase is largest in research institutions for nearly all ranks. Summer support has increased most dramatically, by about 46.5%.

There was one data point that was included in the statistics except for the correlations. Data point #5 was removed for computing the correlations ($150,000 salary with a 20-course load). The correlation between salaries and teaching load without data point #5 is stronger than last year, at -.607. The correlation between summer support and teaching load without data point #5 is a little weaker than last year, at -.465. Interestingly, with the outlier, the correlations become nearly zero.

Academic Year 1999-2000 |
Academic Year 1998-1999 |
Increase Amount |
Percent | ||
---|---|---|---|---|---|

$77,431 | Average salary overall (n=139) | $68,702 | $8,729 | 12.7% | |

$82,527 | in research institutions (teaching load of 4 or below; n=81) | $73,611 | $8,916 | 12.1% | |

$70,313 | in teaching institutions (teaching load > 4; n=58) | $65,143 | $5,170 | 7.9% | |

$82,717 | Average salary for associate professors (n=26) | $71,563 | $11,154 | 15.6% | |

$86,438 | in research institutions (n-19) | $78,500 | $7,938 | 10.1% | |

$74,214 | in teaching institutions (n=7) | $69,250 | $4,964 | 7.2% | |

$76,894 | Average salary for new assistant professors only (n=70) | $69,569 | $7,325 | 10.5% | |

$81,425 | in research institutions (n=44) | $72,086 | $9,339 | 13.0% | |

$69,225 | in teaching institutions (n=26) | $64,523 | $4,702 | 7.3% | |

$76,071 | Average salary for assistant professors switching to a new school (n=35) | $70,679 | $5,392 | 7.6% | |

$81,118 | in research institutions (n=17) | $76,071 | $5,047 | 6.6% | |

$71,306 | in teaching institutions (n=18) | $65,286 | $6,020 | 9.2% | |

$12,347 | Average summer support (n=107) | $8,426 | $3,921 | 46.5% | |

$14,233 | in research institutions (n=76 of 81 have it) | $12,218 | $2,015 | 16.5% | |

$8,394 | in teaching institutions (n=31 of 59 have it) | $5,694 | $2,700 | 47.4% | |

4.9 | Average teaching load | 4.9 | 0 | 0.0% | |

3.8 | in research institutions | 3.8 | 0 | 0.0% | |

6.4 | in teaching institutions | 5.7 | 0.7 | 12.3% |

**-0.607** correlation between teaching load and salary (removing outlier #5)

**-0.465** correlation between teaching load and summer support (removing outlier #5)