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Calculation of Faculty Salary Increases
Step 1 – Determine Pools.
Determine the amounts of the faculty salary increase pool designated for equity and for merit. Of the total pool, 51% is set aside for merit purposes, and 49% is set aside for equity purposes. Five percent of the 49% equity portion is set aside for special equity increases as determined by the Provost. The remainder of the 49% is for formula-driven equity increases.
Step 2 – Target salary.
- Calculate reference salaries based on most recent AAUP salary survey results.
- Fall 2008 reference salary for professor rank: $84,824
- Fall 2008 reference salary for associate professor rank: $68,199
- Fall 2008 reference salary for assistant professor rank: $57,793
- Multiply the reference salary times the individual’s FTE (normally 1.00)
- Calculate the extrapolated market salaries by multiplying the reference salary for the individual’s rank times the salary factor for the individual’s rank and discipline. (Download salary factors table, PDF format, 25 KB)
- Calculate the longevity-adjusted market salary by multiplying results of step 2c
by the longevity factor for the individual’s experience in rank. (Download longevity factors table, PDF format, 9 KB)
Note: The Lewis College of Business, the College of Information Technology and Engineering, and the University Libraries have their own plans for distribution of salaries increases. The calculations below do not describe the method for determining increases in those colleges.
Step 3 – Equity Increase.
- Note: The Lewis College of Business, the College of Information Technology and Engineering, and the University Libraries have their own plans for distributing salary increases.
- Calculate the equity salary by multiplying the result of step 2d times the equity level for this year: 82.030%. Note: The equity level is set in such a way that the distribution of equity increases exactly equals the amount of funds for that purpose.
- Subtract the individual’s current 9-month base salary from the result of step 3b. If the result is 0 or less, then there is no equity increase. The result is the equity increase amount if it is positive. Note: the increase can be no greater than 10% of the market salary for full-professors in the discipline.
Step 4 – Merit Increase.
- Each college receives a proportional share of the merit pool based on the total number of faculty participating in this salary increase process.
- The OCR scores of all qualifying faculty (OCR scores in the 2.51-4.0 range) are summed.
- Calculate the individual’s share of the college merit pool by dividing the OCR score by the results of step 4b.
- Multiply the result of step 4c by the college’s merit pool. The result is the merit increase.
Step 5 – Total.
- Add the equity increase and the merit increase to the current 9-month base salary to get the new 9-month base salary. If the individual is on a 10, 11, or 12 month appointment, multiply the new 9-month base salary times 10/9, 11/9, or 12/9 respectively to get the length-of-appointment salary.
- Round the result from 5a UP to the next whole dollar. This amount is the new base salary.
- c) If an individual does not have an OCR because the requisite annual report was not submitted, then the individual does not receive a salary increase.