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Sept. 8, 2006

Salary increases: How we measure up

FY07 salary increases: actual averages Percent
ISU Faculty (all) 3.82
Full professor 4.04
Associate professor 4.21
Assistant professor 3.36
Instructor 4.01
Faculty average among Peer 11 3.72
ISU P&S 3.11
ISU Merit 4.30
Source: Office of Institutional Research

FY07 salary policy approved in May 2006 (a summary):

  • 1. General Fund units will receive funds equal to 2.5 percent of their salary bases for continuing faculty and P&S staff, to be used for salary increases. President Gregory Geoffroy encouraged unit leaders, as they are able, to reallocate funds to reach up to a 3 percent average salary increase.
  • 2. In addition, $1 million in salary and benefits funds will be used to improve faculty salaries:
  • in the most outstanding and highest-priority academic fields.
  • for the most outstanding faculty whose salaries aren't competitive in the marketplace for individuals of their distinction.
  • 3. Non-General Fund units are expected to match this policy.
  • 4. According to the AFSCME contract, Merit employees will receive a 2 percent salary increase on July 1. On an employee's anniversary date during FY07, each receives a 4.5 percent increase, up to the maximum of his or her pay grade.