Report Finds a Persisting Gender Pay Gap in Higher Education Administrative Positions

A new study by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources finds a persisting gender pay gap in administrative positions in higher education. The data shows that in 2001, women in administrative positions in higher education earned approximately 77 cents on the dollar compared to men. There has been slight improvement. Today women administrators in higher education make 80 cents for every dollar earned by men.

The study found that the gender gap in higher education administrative posts is higher in the South than in other regions of the country. The gap is slightly lower for women who have served in higher education administrative posts for 15 or more years.

The report shows that women are a majority of department heads and assistant deans. But women are only 40 percent of deans and less than 30 percent of top university executives.

The full study, The Gender Pay Gap and the Representation of Women in Higher Education Administrative Positions: The Century So Far, may be downloaded by clicking here.

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