Research Reports & Briefs

Staff in Higher Education Salary Report

The Staff in Higher Education Salary Survey (formerly the Non-Exempt Staff Salary Survey) collects annualized salary data for positions commonly found in higher education institutions. The positions in the survey are mostly non-exempt, meaning that job incumbents are generally paid an hourly rate and are eligible for overtime. To ensure comparability of data across respondents, all institutions are asked to report the annual salary each incumbent would receive for working 2080 hours in 12 months without overtime. All survey positions are matched to BLS Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes to facilitate completion of IPEDS reporting requirements.

For the first time, information on exempt status, gender, ethnicity, years in position, and age was collected for each position on the Staff in Higher Education Salary Survey. Data for each of these variables is summarized in the report and available in DataOnDemand.

Overview of Report Content »

Survey Participation Integrated Template »
(includes instructions, position descriptions, upload template, and survey deadlines)

Pricing Information

This pricing is for the report only. 

  • Institutions That Did Not Participate in the Survey ... $415
  • Survey Participants That Are Not CUPA-HR Members ... $280
  • Survey Participants That Are CUPA-HR Members ... $165
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2016 Non-Exempt Staff Survey