Latest Faculty Gender Salary Study released; download it now

The 2012-13 Faculty Gender Salary Study is now available for download.

Lynn Singer, deputy provost and vice president for academic affairs, said the analysis demonstrates “major improvements over time, with many schools showing no discrepancies in salary by gender after controlling for rank, years in rank, tenure status, and years since PhD.” The current analysis does not account for productivity.

Conducted annually since 2006, the study continues to show that differences in salary between male and female faculty cannot be explained fully by differences in rank, years in rank, tenure status or other variables.

The impact of gender on faculty salaries was first studied at Case Western Reserve as part of the evaluation component of the National Science Foundation-funded program Academic Careers in Engineering and Science. The study includes the base salaries of all full-time active faculty members from all university departments, with the exception of the clinical departments of the School of Medicine.

The 2012-2013 study includes physical education and athletics for the first time and also separately compares supplements and summer salary. Controlling for all other variables in the model, the direct effect of gender on salary was $1,868. While this effect was not statistically significant, the indirect and total effects of gender on salary are substantial. The discrepancy represents an overall average for the university, while individual schools/units vary in the amount and direction of salary differences.

“The overall changes are gratifying, but there is still work to be done,” Singer said. “Supporting women faculty in timely advancement to full professor is one avenue to address discrepancies.”