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2016–2017 Academic Salary Survey

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The 2016–2017 academic salary survey includes both faculty and nonfaculty statisticians and biostatisticians. We received responses from 59 institutions in the United States. The data included 1,034 faculty and 149 nonfaculty statisticians, with gender information. The quartiles and 90th percentile for relevant categories are provided in the summary tables.

Note: The number of categories for “Professor” has been reduced this year to get more stable and reliable summary statistics. Those interested may request the tables using previous years’ categories.

Faculty Data

The faculty data set, comprised of 679 males and 355 females, included faculty members in 25 statistics departments (N=473), 20 biostatistics departments (N=412), and 17 math sciences departments (N=149).

Table 1 summarizes salary information for full-time academic faculty in statistics departments by rank and years in rank, based on a nine-month salary. Table 2 provides similar information for full-time academic faculty in biostatistics departments, but is based on a 12-month salary. Table 3 summarizes salary information on full-time academic faculty in the mathematical sciences departments by rank, based on a nine-month salary. A few cases of statistics and mathematical sciences faculty with 12-month salaries were adjusted down by a factor of one-fourth, and a few cases of biostatistics faculty with nine-month salaries were adjusted up by a factor of one-third. Tables 4, 5, and 6 provide similar percentiles for the groups in Tables 1, 2, and 3, respectively, stratified by gender. Tables 8, 9, and 10 were added this year to provide salary information by tenure status.

Nonfaculty Data

The nonfaculty data set included 149 observations from 24 institutions, with 37 at the doctoral level and 112 at the master’s level. Of the 149 individuals, there were 120 from biostatistics departments, 28 from statistics departments, and one from mathematical sciences. Table 7 provides their salary distribution, stratified by highest degree (master’s or doctorate) and years since earning the highest degree.

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