Research in Higher Education

, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp 304–317 | Cite as

Faculty salary analyses by region, rank, and discipline from 1977–1978 to 1983–1984

  • Danell Q. Mohanty
  • Richard D. Dodder
  • Thomas A. Karman


Although the limited past research on the effects of region on faculty salaries has presented inconsistent findings, it was expected that region would be significant in explaining faculty salaries over a seven-year period. The data had been collected from member institutions of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges in the annual faculty salary surveys during 1977–1978, 1980–1981, and 1983–1984. The data were weighted average salaries (N = 528) of new assistant, assistant, associate, and full professors in eleven grouped disciplines from four geographical regions. Analysis of variance was used to explain the variation in salaries by region, year, rank, and, to some extent, discipline. The significance level was set at .01. Year, rank, discipline, and the interaction of year and rank were found to be significant. The study revealed that since 1980 the ranges among salaries by region, rank, and discipline have been increasing.


Geographical Region Past Research Education Research National Association Full Professor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Danell Q. Mohanty
    • 1
  • Richard D. Dodder
    • 2
  • Thomas A. Karman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Educational Administration and Higher EducationOklahoma State UniversityStillwater
  2. 2.Department of SociologyOklahoma State UniversityUSA

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