Our dashboard snapshots the ongoing faculty salary situation at Gallaudet. We will update this page periodically. Our analyses are based on the latest available data (2021). Our chapter will receive 2022 data in late April, 2023.
Gallaudet has given few cost-of-living adjustments (general pay increases) and almost no merit increases since 2009. Before 2009, Gallaudet gave both types of increases most years.
Gallaudet AAUP membership has grown steadily since our chapter became official in March, 2021. Membership is confidential. AAUP National and our AAUP Chapter will never disclose names. For more information, see our FAQ.
Gallaudet’s bilingual faculty earn 20% less than faculty at other Washington, DC area institutions, even though staff and admin are paid at or above par. For the full analysis, read: Gallaudet severely underpays its faculty while staff and administrators are paid fairly for Washington, DC
Gallaudet’s bilingual full professors earn 40% less than full professors at other Washington, DC area institutions. For the full analysis, read: Our salary analysis shows that Gallaudet faculty are currently underpaid relative to peers.
Gallaudet spends proportionately less on faculty and more on staff and admin than comparable universities. For the full analysis, read: Gallaudet should not cut academic programs or faculty as a budget-balancing tactic.
One positive is that Gallaudet has excellent gender pay parity for most faculty ranks. Gender pay parity is rare among universities, and we applaud Gallaudet for achieving this. For the full analysis, read: Gallaudet has achieved gender pay parity for most faculty ranks. There is no publicly available data comparing salaries based on hearing/deaf status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or non-binary gender, otherwise our AAUP chapter would have done these analyses.
Gallaudet faculty also earn less than faculty at comparable Carnegie R2 or D/PU universities, and this is before accounting for the bilingual competency required of our faculty. For the full analysis, read: Our salary analysis shows that Gallaudet faculty are currently underpaid relative to peers.
The Ernst & Young (E&Y) salary analysis gave artificially low figures because it used a hand-selected sample of comparator institutions that contained numerous religious institutions and minority-serving institutions. Both types of institutions typically pay 20% less than the median. Benchmarking an institution staffed by minority faculty against another institution also staffed by minority faculty perpetuates the economic inequality between faculty at minority and privileged institutions. Additionally, no consideration was given to bilingualism. For the full report, read: Gallaudet faculty are bilingual, bicultural, and experts in our fields. It is time that the University compensates us fairly.
Our analyses are based on 2021 data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), maintained by the U.S. Department of Education, and the AAUP Faculty Compensation Survey. Institutions that participate in Title IV federal student financial aid programs are required to report data to IPEDS annually. Our chapter will receive 2022 data in late April, 2023.