Author: EDWARD R. SILVERMAN, pp.20

The average salary paid to science faculty at institutions belonging to the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges rose only slightly in 1992-93 compared with the previous academic year, according to a recently released survey.

Faculty in life and physical sciences departments at state universities and land grant colleges (institutions originally set up by United States government grants to teach agriculture) received salary increases averaging between 1.5 percent and 3.5 percent, according to the study.

For instance, the average salary paid in the 1992-93 year to botany professors was $61,539, up 1 percent from 1991 to 1992. Chemistry professors received an average salary of $67,173, a 3.3 percent increase. And geology professors were paid an average salary of $60,606, a 3.9 percent gain.

Professors in some departments, though, received virtually no increases. Among them were the zoology, entomology, and pharma- cology departments....

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