Faculty Salary Equity Study
The Office of the Provost commissioned the law firm of Reed Smith LLP to conduct a rigorous examination of faculty salaries at Carnegie Mellon University. Please see below for links to these AY 2016-17 faculty salary equity studies, including summary reports.
It is our hope that these efforts underscore Carnegie Mellon’s commitment to ensuring our faculty salaries are equitable with respect to gender and race or ethnicity. If you have comments and suggestions, please send them to VPFaculty@andrew.cmu.edu.
Equity Study of Tenure Track Faculty Salaries
- Reed Smith LLP 2016 EEO Study of Compensation Equity (PDF): Tenure Track [CMU password required]
- Committee Report on Reed Smith Analysis of Tenure Track Faculty Salaries (PDF)
Equity Study of Teaching Track Faculty Salaries
- Reed Smith LLP 2016 EEO Study of Compensation Equity (PDF): Teaching Track [CMU password required]
- Committee Report on Reed Smith Analysis of Teaching Track Faculty Salaries (PDF)
Equity Study of Research Track Faculty Salaries
Given the relatively small size of the research track faculty population, the uneven distribution of the faculty across the schools and colleges, and the concentration of women in just a few of the departments within the schools and collleges, Reed Smith was not able to obtain clearly interpretable analyses for salaries in that track. While they did not see any evidence for statistically significant association between gender and nine month salaries, some caution in assessing the results is warranted due to these statistical limitations. There were not enough minority faculty for meaningful statistical analysis.