New salary study for faculty and staff to take place in spring

Emma Smith

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Starting this spring, Georgia Southern University faculty and staff will participate in a comprehensive salary study following the consolidation with Armstrong State University.

President Jaimie Hebert said the study will focus on investigating faculty and staff’s salaries.

“Within Georgia Southern, there are assistant, associate and full-time professors, who all make different salaries depending on number of years and ranks,” Hebert said. “Nationally, there are average salaries, but the average salaries at Armstrong may be higher than the average salaries in that department than those here at Georgia Southern.”

During the fall 2016 semester, the average salary for faculty at was $70,174 at GS and $61,033 at ASU, according to the University System of Georgia’s website.

Hebert said that GS’ faculty and staff plans on having a third party come in and do a study to show where they stand on external marketability.

“Depending on how many adjustments we need to make, we would put a plan in place that may take us two years, or it may take us five years,” Hebert said.

Jennifer Wise, director of Marketing and Communications, said there are “a number of steps involved in conducting a comprehensive salary study of this size for faculty and staff,” and more plan details will be released soon.