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Delightful Data Comparing Adjuncts to Full-time

December 8, 2008

Now, here is some more data to have in mind when comparing salaries for the under-reported salaries of the adjunct pay. I compared (and put it into a nifty little chart for your viewing pleasure) the salaries of adjunct pay with full-time instructors, averaging $40,000.00 salary with a $10,000.00 benefits package, based on a family of 3. This $40,000.00 salary per year was figured on an average of leading positions, the just-starting out package. This is not even taking into account experience teaching. (Feel free to note that adjunct pay doesn’t change with experience much more than a couple hundred dollars. I have seen the pays scale rate for these from an HR office at our local university.) I took into account that each instructor teaches about 3 classes per fall semester, and I averaged out the time to roughly 5 hours per week, because copies to be made and all can now be done by the student office assistants. I worked on a budget of $10,000.00 a semester, even though full-time instructors don’t teach all 4 academic quarters.

I am working to find the same hourly rate for full-time versus adjunct pay, and even averaging on the low end, without even taking the benefit package into account, here is the breakdown:

Adjunct pay/hour= $3.47

Full-time faculty pay/ hour= $41.66

One Comment leave one →
  1. December 31, 2008 2:28 am

    EztNWu Thanks for good post

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