Seventy-nine independent colleges and universities in 6 southern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee) joined together to create a no-cost survey of salaries of director-level positions. The need for a no-cost regional salary survey was identified by the region’s human resources directors because the cost of the CUPA-HR survey, and others like it, can be quite expensive and cost prohibitive for many members.
In the survey, no outside institutionally-specific information is revealed, and comparative results are presented in the aggregate. Each participating institution designated between 8-12 peer institutions based on the demographic information provided by the respondents. Reports are limited to participants only.
Salary information is presented in several ways. First, salary information for the primary institution is provided for each position. Second, the average and median salaries are presented for the peer group. Third, the average and median salaries are presented for the state. In addition, compensations extras such as stipends, sabbaticals, and bonuses are reported along with roles and titles of similar positions on other campuses.
Dr. Carolyn Mata, Vice President for Research at the Georgia Independent College Association, is the project’s founder and director. Converse College’s Director of Human Resources Dennis Hughes represented SCICU on the steering committee for the pilot survey.
SCICU members participating in the inaugural survey include Charleston Southern University, Coker College, Columbia College, Columbia International University, Converse College, Erskine College, Presbyterian College, Southern Wesleyan University, Spartanburg Methodist College, and Wofford College.