More on Faculty Salaries

Ezra Silk ’10 was inspired by our earlier post about Michael Roth’s salary to do a little digging through other people’s tax returns and provide us with some interesting research on faculty compensation. Thanks Ezra. Check out his article in the Blargus. Highlights include:

Thomas Kannam, VP & Chief Investment Officer: $460, 610

Barbara Jan Wilson, VP President for University Relations: $260, 334

John Meerts, VP for Finance and Administration: $240, 060

Jeanine Basinger, Chair of the Film Studies Department: $213,420

Many of those who commented on our earlier post bemoaned the fact that many of our program budgets have been cut while our president is paid so much money. Just to clarify the discussion, we are working on compiling a list of the programs whose budgets have been cut. (Any help in this effort would be appreciated.)

10 thoughts on “More on Faculty Salaries

  1. L

    I think it’s worth noting that Jeanine Basinger has contributed so much of her own money and time to the film department. Without her, film studies, as it is, would not exist.

  2. L

    I think it’s worth noting that Jeanine Basinger has contributed so much of her own money and time to the film department. Without her, film studies, as it is, would not exist.

  3. '99 Alum

    Don’t be surprised that the positions are lower than corporate/foundation. Positions in academia almost always pay less than their corporate counterparts due to the assumption that working in academia is itself a “benefit” and part of “compensation.”

    I appreciate the work folks are doing to dig this sort of data up. I was very unhappy to see the recent WSA circulated survey that solicited opinions on how to help make cuts/balance the budget without figures attached to it. Asking the student body to make suggestions without providing them facts to better understand the situation is a poor idea. With data, the student body can hopefully make intelligent choices.

    Keep up the digging.

  4. '99 Alum

    Don’t be surprised that the positions are lower than corporate/foundation. Positions in academia almost always pay less than their corporate counterparts due to the assumption that working in academia is itself a “benefit” and part of “compensation.”

    I appreciate the work folks are doing to dig this sort of data up. I was very unhappy to see the recent WSA circulated survey that solicited opinions on how to help make cuts/balance the budget without figures attached to it. Asking the student body to make suggestions without providing them facts to better understand the situation is a poor idea. With data, the student body can hopefully make intelligent choices.

    Keep up the digging.

  5. anon

    I’m surprised some of these aren’t higher actually. For Kannam’s and Meerts’ positions, we are competing with the corporate/foundation world for people, with the ludicrously astronomical pay involved there.

  6. anon

    I’m surprised some of these aren’t higher actually. For Kannam’s and Meerts’ positions, we are competing with the corporate/foundation world for people, with the ludicrously astronomical pay involved there.

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