American Sociological Association

Two Years of Lost Purchasing Power: 2011-2012 Faculty Salary Brief for Sociology and Other Social Science Disciplines

April 2012
Authors: Roberta Spalter-Roth, Olga V. Mayorova, Nicole Van Vooren

Using data from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, this brief finds that for the two previous year, faculty salaries in the social sciences did not keep pace with inflation, and faculty members actually lost purchasing power. Losses were greatest at the full professor rank.

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