Salary Equity Study 2007
Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
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As part of the ongoing Advance grant program, Virginia Tech conducts salary equity studies on a regular basis to determine sources of variation in faculty salaries. This year’s equity study, conducted by the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, analyzed salary data from June 2007. In light of a recent report written by the taskforce on race and the institution, considerable attention was paid to race/ethnicity as a factor in explaining variation in salaries. As in the past, the analysis was completed using the Paychecks methodology of using multiple regression techniques in which factors that are expected to affect pay are analyzed for their ability to explain variation in salaries. This report is a summary of findings of this study of factors affecting differences in faculty salary for tenured and tenure-track instructional faculty at Virginia Tech. The report proceeds with an explanation of the variables considered in the analysis, a description of the population involved in the study, a summary of the models generated in the analysis, an interpretation of the results, and some known short-comings of the report dealing with data quality issues.