Peer Institution Comparative Salary Data
In setting new faculty hire salaries, Texas State University compares itself to 22 national institutions that it considers comparable in terms of enrollment, student diversity, state funding, and mission. Texas State University also compares itself to 20 in-state institutions it considers comparable in terms of enrollment or mission.
The salary data in section (B) on the four worksheets in this Excel workbook are from the 8 Emerging Research Universities. The first column in section (C) displays the average salary for the comparison groups for which there was sufficient data to calculate it, without Texas State. Privacy‑related restrictions hide much of the salary data when cell sizes are less than 5, or most of the salaries in a comparison group are from one or two institutions.
Two of the worksheets show tenured and tenure‑track faculty. The other two worksheets include all faculty who are employed full‑time and spend at least half of their time on faculty‑related assignments. The weighted numbers are based on each faculty member being counted when the averages are calculated and represent what the average individual is paid. The unweighted numbers are based on computing the average for each institution, and then averaging these numbers from all institutions, resulting in what the average institution pays. The unweighted sheet contains all faculty, rather than just tenured and tenure‑track faculty, resulting in the fewest hidden salaries.
This data set comprises average budgeted faculty salaries from the 37 Texas higher education institutions.