Facts and Figures
Faculty salary data for 19992000 available online
APA's Research Office is offering everything you want to know about current faculty salaries at research.apa.org, part of APA's Web site.
As the site shows, faculty salaries vary by subfield for many reasons, including the seniority of the faculty (age and length of time in rank) in that subfield, gender distributions, whether the department is in a public or private setting, the relative ranking of a department, and the perceived demand for education in a particular area. Employment characteristics are also available.
As has been the case for some time, women are substantially less apt to be full professors than are men, but they are somewhat more likely to be associate professors and noticeably more apt to be assistant professors.
A similar trend is revealed when we turn to look at race/ethnicity by academic rank. About one-fifth of minority full-time faculty were full professors compared to half of whites. About one-third of minority faculty were associate professors and 43 percent were assistant professors. These data indicate that people of color are entering and moving up the pipeline, but the percentages serve to mask a real problem and that is the small numbers on which they are based. In 19992000, less than 10 percent of full-time faculty were persons of color.