Faculty Salaries by Department (Scatterplots)

2016-17 data is available here

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Faculty Salary Data is Updated Annually

Tabluations and scatterplots of faculty salary data by department (including variables of gender, rank, and years since degree) are provided to assist in assessing whether an individual faculty member's salary is appropriately and equitably related to career merit. Deans, directors, department chairs, and faculty may view this information.

To view the data you must be connected to the UW Network (on campus or through VPN) and will be required to enter your NetID and password. Individuals with a business need who do not currently have access to the scatterplots should contact Allison La Tarte (allison.latarte@wisc.edu). Questions about the data may also be directed to Margaret Harrigan (margaret.harrigan@wisc.edu).

Keep in mind that these data presume a straight-line relationship between salary and time from highest degree. Variations from the line result from differences in other factors - principally, differences in performance. Therefore, these tables and plots should be used only as a starting point for assessing whether an individual's salary is appropriately related to career merit. For example, an individual whose salary is about average (near a regression line for salary vs. years since degree) may be underpaid on the basis of career merit relative to his or her peers if he or she is an exceptional performer. Or an individual whose salary is below average may be paid appropriately relative to career accomplishments. These determinations should be made using the guidelines in the salary equity review policy.

Faculty and staff salary data by department is also available from the Red Budget Book on the UW System website at http://www.wisconsin.edu/budget-planning/annual-operating-budget/redbook. Budget salary information is not presented by gender so it is available to everyone.

 

Faculty Salary Equity Policy - General Information

See the full policy:

http://www.provost.wisc.edu/salaryequitypolicy.html

See the

2013-14 Salary Equity Memo

See general information about faculty and staff resources

The salary equity review policy mandates periodic review of faculty salaries to assess whether individuals are appropriately and equitably paid in comparison with peers at UW-Madison. In addition to reviewing the annual accomplishments of a faculty member for the annual merit exercise, it is important to consider salary equity in relation to career merit. At a minimum these evaluations should occur at times when in-depth career-merit review and evaluation already take place: reappointment in the third year of the probationary period, promotion to associate professor, promotion to full professor, and each five-year post-tenure review.  Thus, each year on average about one-fifth of the faculty members in a unit would reach one of these milestones and should be reviewed.

Further Information and Questions:

Questions about the salary equity review policy may be directed to Michael Bernard-Donals, Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff (mfbernarddon@wisc.edu, 262-5246).

Questions about the scatterplot data or access to the data may be directed to Allison La Tarte, Senior Policy and Planning Analyst (allison.latarte@wisc.edu, 890-4701) or Margaret Harrigan, Distinguished Policy and Planning Analyst (margaret.harrigan@wisc.edu, 263-7141)

Note: Certain elements of these data are collected from employees on the condition that the data will be used only for limited affirmative action and related University purposes. Therefore, your access to the data is with the understanding and agreement that you will not disclose them to others who do not themselves have access.

 

 

Technical Notes and Historical Data

Technical Notes

Faculty members are shown in each department where they hold a tenure or tenure-track appointment. The percent tenure commitment for the department is shown in the table under “Tenure % this Dept.

For some individuals years of relevant experience may be greater or less than years since highest degree. Note that other pertinent information such as type of work performed, the market for an individual’s skills or specialties, number of publications, and grants and awards received is not provided.

Tables report salaries on a 12-month basis for “A” appointments and 9-month basis for “C” appointments. In addition, the table column labeled “9-Month Salary (converted)” converts all 12-month salaries to a 9-month basis. The graphs show all salaries on a 9-month basis.

Faculty with zero-dollar appointments and those paid 100% through an administrative appointment (such as chancellor or dean) are excluded from the graphs. However, these faculty members are listed in the tables with $0 faculty salary.

Faculty with missing degree information are included in the tables but excluded from the graphs.

Other information in this dataset includes information on pay basis, type of degree held and year of highest degree, date of hire, date tenure was granted and date of promotion to full professor (if applicable).

To download the data from the Tableau visualization, click somewhere in the chart or the table. If you would like to include faculty with zero-dollar appointments or missing degree information click in the table. Click the export button at the top of the visualization and select data. Choose the tab labeled "Underlying" and check the box "Show all columns." Click the link "Download all rows as a text file." Tableau automatically determines to organization of the file and the format is not ideal. If you have questions about Tableau and downloading the data, contact Allison La Tarte (allison.latarte@wisc.edu)

Note that this data is based on HRS (Human Resources System) and is complete through January. Any additions, subtractions, or changes to the faculty data in HRS since then will not be reflected in these tables and graphs. If you have any questions about the tables or graphs please contact Margaret Harrigan in the Office of Academic Planning and Institutional Research at margaretharrigan@wisc.edu or 263-7141.

Prepared by: Margaret Harrigan
Office of Academic Planning and Institutional Research
Updated annually in February/March

2014-15 Faculty Salaries by Department (Scatterplots)

NOTE: Certain elements of these data are collected from employees on the condition that the data will be used only for limited affirmative action and related University purposes. Therefore, access to the data is with the understanding and agreement that authorized users will not disclose this information to others who do not themselves have access.

(Excel spreadsheet files containing scatterplot graphics and data tables.  To access these files, you must provide a username and password.  The username and password will provided to deans, department chairs, or their designees, upon request. Contact Margaret Harrigan, Office of Academic Planning and Institutional Research, mnharrig@wisc.edu.)

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Agricultural & Applied Economics
Agronomy
Animal Science
Bacteriology
Biochemistry
Biological Systems Engineering
Community & Environmental Sociology
Dairy Science
Entomology
Food Science
Forest & Wildlife Ecology
Genetics
Horticulture
Landscape Architecture
Life Sciences Communications
Nutritional Sciences
Plant Pathology
Soil Science
Urban & Regional Planning

College of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical & Biological Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering Professional Development
Industrial & Systems Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

College of Letters & Science
African Languages & Literature
Afro-American Studies
Anthropology
Art History
Astronomy
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Botany
Chemistry
Classics
Communication Arts
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Comparative Literature
Computer Sciences
East Asian Languages & Literature
Economics
English
French & Italian
Gender and Women's Studies
Geography
Geoscience
German
History of Science
History
Jewish Studies
Journalism & Mass Communications
Lafollette School of Public Affairs
Languages & Cultures of Asia
Library &Information Studies
Linguistics
Mathematics
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Scandinavian Studies
School of Music
Slavic Languages
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish & Portuguese
Statistics
Theatre & Drama
Urban & Regional Planning
Zoology

Division of Continuing Studies
Liberal Arts & Applied Studies

Law School
Law School 

Nelson Institute
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

School of Business
School of Business

School of Education
Art
Counseling Psychology
Curriculum & Instruction
Dance
Educational Policy Studies
Educational Psychology
Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
Kinesiology
Rehabilitation Psychology & Special Education

School of Human Ecology
School of Human Ecology

School of Medicine and Public Health
Admin - Extramural Support
Anesthesiology
Biomolecular Chemistry
Biostatistics & Medical Informatics
Cell & Regenerative Biology
Dermatology
Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine
Genetics
Human Oncology
Medical History and Bioethics
Medical Microbiology
Medical Physics
Medicine
Neurological Surgery
Neurology
Neuroscience
Obstetrics-Gynecology
Oncology
Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Orthopedics & Rehabilitation
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Pediatrics
Population Health Sciences
Psychiatry
Radiology
Surgery
Urology

School of Nursing
School of Nursing

School of Pharmacy
School of Pharmacy

School of Veterinary Medicine
Comparative Biosciences
Medical Sciences
Pathobiological Sciences
Surgical Sciences

2013-14 Faculty Salaries by Department (Scatterplots)

NOTE: Certain elements of these data are collected from employees on the condition that the data will be used only for limited affirmative action and related University purposes. Therefore, access to the data is with the understanding and agreement that authorized users will not disclose this information to others who do not themselves have access.

(Excel spreadsheet files containing scatterplot graphics and data tables.  To access these files, you must provide a username and password.  The username and password will provided to deans, department chairs, or their designees, upon request. Contact Margaret Harrigan, Office of Academic Planning and Institutional Research, mnharrig@wisc.edu.)

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Agricultural & Applied Economics
Agronomy
Animal Science
Bacteriology
Biochemistry
Biological Systems Engineering
Community & Environmental Sociology
Dairy Science
Entomology
Food Science
Forest & Wildlife Ecology
Genetics
Horticulture
Landscape Architecture
Life Sciences Communications
Nutritional Sciences
Plant Pathology
Soil Science
Urban & Regional Planning

College of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical & Biological Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering Professional Development
Industrial & Systems Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

College of Letters & Science
African Languages & Literature
Afro-American Studies
Anthropology
Art History
Astronomy
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Botany
Chemistry
Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies
Classics
Communication Arts
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Comparative Literature
Computer Sciences
East Asian Languages & Literature
Economics
English
French & Italian
Gender and Women's Studies
Geography
Geoscience
German
Hebrew & Semitic Studies
History of Science
History
Jewish Studies
Journalism & Mass Communications
Lafollette School of Public Affairs
Languages & Cultures of Asia
Library &Information Studies
Linguistics
Mathematics
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Scandinavian Studies
School of Music
Slavic Languages
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish & Portuguese
Statistics
Theatre & Drama
Urban & Regional Planning
Zoology

Division of Continuing Studies
Liberal Studies & the Arts
Professional Development & Applied Studies

Law School
Law School 

Nelson Institute
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

School of Business
School of Business

School of Education
Art
Counseling Psychology
Curriculum & Instruction
Dance
Educational Policy Studies
Educational Psychology
Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
Kinesiology
Rehabilitation Psychology & Special Education

School of Human Ecology
School of Human Ecology

School of Medicine and Public Health
Admin - Extramural Support
Anesthesiology
Biomolecular Chemistry
Biostatistics & Medical Informatics
Cell & Regenerative Biology
Dermatology
Family Medicine
Genetics
Human Oncology
Medical History and Bioethics
Medical Microbiology
Medical Physics
Medicine
Neurological Surgery
Neurology
Neuroscience
Obstetrics-Gynecology
Oncology
Ophthalmology &Visual Sciences
Orthopedics &Rehabilitation
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Pediatrics
Population Health Sciences
Psychiatry
Radiology
Surgery
Urology

School of Nursing
School of Nursing

School of Pharmacy
School of Pharmacy

School of Veterinary Medicine
Comparative Biosciences
Medical Sciences
Pathobiological Sciences
Surgical Sciences

2012-13 Faculty Salaries by Department (Scatterplots)

NOTE: Certain elements of these data are collected from employees on the condition that the data will be used only for limited affirmative action and related University purposes. Therefore, access to the data is with the understanding and agreement that authorized users will not disclose this information to others who do not themselves have access.

(Excel spreadsheet files containing scatterplot graphics and data tables.  To access these files, you must provide a username and password.  The username and password will provided to deans, department chairs, or their designees, upon request. Contact Margaret Harrigan, Office of Academic Planning and Institutional Research, mnharrig@wisc.edu.)

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Agricultural & Applied Economics
Agronomy
Animal Science
Bacteriology
Biological Systems Engineering
Biochemistry
Community & Environmental Sociology
Dairy Science
Entomology
Food Science
Forest & Wildlife Ecology
Genetics
Horticulture
Landscape Architecture
Life Sciences Communications
Nutritional Sciences
Plant Pathology
Soil Science
Urban & Regional Planning

College of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical & Biological Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering Professional Development
Industrial & Systems Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

College of Letters & Science
African Languages & Literature
Afro-American Studies
Anthropology
Art History
Astronomy
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Botany
Chemistry
Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies
Classics
Communication Arts
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Comparative Literature
Computer Sciences
East Asian Languages &Literature
Economics
English
French & Italian
Gender and Women's Studies
Geography
Geoscience
German
Hebrew & Semitic Studies
History of Science
History
Journalism & Mass Communications
Lafollette School of Public Affairs
Languages & Cultures of Asia
Library & Information Studies
Linguistics
Mathematics
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Scandinavian Studies
School of Music
Slavic Languages
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish & Port
Statistics
Theatre & Drama
Urban & Regional Planning
Zoology

Division of Continuing Studies
Liberal Studies & the Arts
Professional Development & Applied Studies

Law School
Law School 

Nelson Institute
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

School of Business
School of Business

School of Education
Art
Counseling Psychology
Curriculum & Instruction
Dance
Educational Policy Studies
Educational Psychology
Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
Kinesiology
Rehabilitation Psychology & Special Education

School of Human Ecology
School of Human Ecology

School of Medicine and Public Health
Administration - Extramural Support
Anesthesiology
Biomolecular Chemistry
Biostatistics & Medical Informatics
Cellular & Regenerative Biology
Dermatology
Family Medicine
Genetics
Human Oncology
Medical History
Medical Microbiology
Medical Physics
Medicine
Neurological Surgery
Neurology
Neuroscience
Obstetrics-Gynecology
Oncology
Ophthalmology &Visual Sciences
Orthopedics &Rehabilitation
Pathology-Laboratory Medicine
Pediatrics
Population Health Sciences
Psychiatry
Radiology
Surgery
Urology

School of Nursing
School of Nursing

School of Pharmacy
School of Pharmacy

School of Veterinary Medicine
Comparative Biosciences
Medical Sciences
Pathobiological Sciences
Surgical Sciences

2011-12 Faculty Salaries by Department (Scatterplots)

NOTE:  Certain elements of these data are collected from employees on the condition that the data will be used only for limited affirmative action and related University purposes.  Therefore, access to the data is with the understanding and agreement that authorized users will not disclose this information to others who do not themselves have access.

(Excel spreadsheet files containing scatterplot graphics and data tables.
To access these files, you must provide a username and password.)

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Agricultural & Applied Economics
Agronomy
Animal Science
Bacteriology
Biochemistry
Biological Systems Engineering
Community & Environmental Sociology
Dairy Science
Entomology
Food Science
Forest and Wildlife Ecology
Genetics
Horticulture
Landscape Architecture
Life Sciences Communication
Nutritional Sciences
Plant Pathology
Soil Science
Urban and Regional Planning

College of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering Professional Development
Industrial Systems Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

College of Letters & Science
African Languages & Literature
Afro-American Studies
Anthropology
Art History
Astronomy
Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
Botany
Chemistry
Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies
Classics
Communication Arts
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Comparative Literature
Computer Sciences
East Asian Languages & Literature
Economics
English
French and Italian
Gender and Women's Studies
Geography
Geoscience
German
Hebrew & Semitic Studies
History
History of Science
Journalism & Mass Communication
LaFollette School of Public Affairs
Languages and Cultures of Asia
Library & Information Studies
Linguistics
Mathematics
School of Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Scandinavian Studies
Slavic Languages
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish and Portuguese
Statistics
Theatre & Drama
Urban and Regional Planning
Zoology

Division of Continuing Studies
Liberal Studies & the Arts
Professional Development & Applied Studies

Law School
Law School

Nelson Institute
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

School of Business
School of Business

School of Education
Art
Counseling Psychology
Curriculum and Instruction
Dance
Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis 
Educational Policy Studies
Educational Psychology
Kinesiology
Rehabilitation Psychology & Special Education

School of Human Ecology
School of Human Ecology

School of Medicine and Public Health
Administration - Extramural Support
Anesthesiology
Biomolecular Chemistry
Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
Cell and Regenerative Biology
Dermatology
Family Medicine
Genetics
Human Oncology
Medicine
Medical History and Bioethics
Medical Microbiology
Medical Physics
Neuroscience
Neurology
Neurological Surgery
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Oncology
Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Pediatrics
Population Health Sciences
Psychiatry
Radiology
Surgery
Urology

School of Nursing
School of Nursing

School of Pharmacy
School of Pharmacy

School of Veterinary Medicine
Comparative Biosciences
Medical Sciences
Pathobiological Sciences
Surgical Sciences