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PEDAR: Executive Summary Gender and Racial/Ethnic Differences in Salary and Other Characteristics of Postsecondary Faculty: Fall 1998
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1 Throughout this report, "full-time faculty and staff who had instructional duties for credit" are often referred to simply as "faculty." Included are full-time faculty who had for-credit instructional duties, as well as staff who did not have faculty status, but who did have for-credit instructional duties. Teaching assistants are not included. (return to text)

2 For brevity throughout this report, "White" denotes "White, non-Hispanic," "Black" refers to "Black, non-Hispanic," and "Asian" refers to "Asian/Pacific Islander." (return to text)

3 These salary differences were calculated as follows: $53,640 (Black male average salary) – $46,870 (Black female average salary) = $6,770 (salary difference between Black males and females); $61,950 (White male average salary) – $48,200 (White female average salary) = $13,750 (salary difference between White males and females); $66,350 (Asian male average salary) – $54,690 (Asian female average salary) = $11,660 (salary difference between Asian males and females) and $58,990 (Hispanic male average salary) – $46,890 (Hispanic female average salary) = $12,100 (salary difference between Hispanic males and females). (return to text)

4 This percentage difference was calculated using male and female average base salaries that were adjusted to take into account differences associated with other variables in the analysis: $58,690 (adjusted male average salary) – $53,620 (adjusted female average salary) = $5,070 (gender salary difference) / $58,690 = .086 x 100 = 9 percent. (return to text)

5 This percentage difference was calculated using average base salaries by highest degree adjusted to control for differences associated with other variables in the analysis: $58,980 (adjusted average salary for faculty holding doctoral/first-professional degrees) – $52,540 (adjusted average salary for faculty holding other degrees) = $6,440 (salary difference) / $52,540 = 0.12 x 100 = 12 percent salary difference. (return to text)

6 These salary differences were calculated as follows: $60,690 (adjusted average salary for faculty with more than 15 years of experience) – $54,280 (adjusted average salary of faculty with 11 to 15 years of experience) = $6,410 (salary difference); $60,690 (adjusted average salary for faculty with more than 15 years of experience) – $53,250 (adjusted average salary of faculty with 6 to 10 years of experience) = $7,440 (salary difference); and $60,690 (adjusted average salary for faculty with more than 15 years of experience) – $50,950 (adjusted average salary of faculty with 0 to 5 years of experience) = $9,740 (salary difference). (return to text)

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