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December 20, 2004

 

U-M continues modest salary program for 2004-2005

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Salary rates for the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus in 2004-05 continued to increase at a modest pace, reflecting the continuing budget constraints affecting all Michigan public universities. The University's Salary Record was released today (Dec. 20).

The University worked hard to cut expenses and reallocate funds in order to be able to devote some resources to faculty and staff salary increases, said U-M Provost Paul N. Courant. "It is essential that we find a way to reward our faculty and staff for their outstanding efforts. Their work is the key to maintaining our high quality. I am pleased we were able to implement a merit increase program—this has been one of our highest priorities."

Faculty salary increases averaged 3.2 percent. The median faculty salary increase (the 50th percentile) was 2.5 percent, the 25th percentile was 1.7 percent and the 75th percentile was 3.5 percent. Thus, half of all faculty received an increase between 1.7 and 3.5 percent. The median is the point where the increase percentage for exactly half the group is greater than that and for half the group is less than that.

Salary increases for staff at all grades averaged 3.0 percent. The median staff salary increase also was 3.0 percent, the 25th percentile was 2.5 percent and the 75th percentile was 3.2 percent. The staff averages include salaries for employees in the U-M Health System and exclude bargained-for employees.

Merit salary increases for the executive officers of the University averaged 2.9 percent for 2004-05.   In light of the continuing difficult state budget climate, U-M President Mary Sue Coleman elected not to accept a salary increase any greater than 2.0 percent. Last year, the president and the other executive officers did not accept any salary increases. Merit increases for the deans of the schools and colleges averaged 3.0 percent for 2004-05.

Copies of the complete Salary Record are on reserve at the University Library and also may be purchased from the Human Resources Records and Information Services Department, Wolverine Tower, 3003 S. State St., Room G250, phone (734) 647-0018. Cost is $30, plus postage if mailed. University units or individuals may purchase the Salary Record by check (payable to the University of Michigan), or by using a University account.

Contact: Julie Peterson
Phone: (734) 936-5190
E-mail: juliep@umich.edu