Salaries and Fringe Benefits
at Illinois Colleges and Universities
This two-part report presents an analysis of full-time
faculty salaries and non-salary benefits at Illinois
public and private colleges and universities. Part A
considers weighted average faculty and civil service
salaries for full-time employees at Illinois public
and independent colleges and universities, the Illinois
Mathematics and Science Academy, and higher education
agencies for fiscal years 1995 and 1999 through 2002,
and Part B considers non-salary benefits along with
salaries for an examination of total faculty compensation.
Since fiscal year 1999, the competitiveness of faculty
salaries at Illinois public universities has improved
from 95.2 percent of the peer group median to 98 percent.
The absence of any new funds for salary increases in
fiscal year 2003 will hamper institutions' efforts to
improve salary competitiveness in fiscal year 2003,
and institutions will be challenged to even retain the
progress reflected in this report for fiscal year 2002.
Average faculty salaries at Illinois private institutions
exceed those of peer institutions, and average salaries
for full-time faculty at community colleges exceed those
of comparison states.
Average non-salary benefits for faculty at public universities
overall are less than the peer group median, while at
private universities non-salary benefits for faculty
exceed the peer group median. Although overall non-salary
benefits for public university faculty are less than
peers, amounts spent for insurance exceed peer group
medians. (Presentation by Debra Smitley)