State, Land Grant Schools Raise Life Science Faculty Pay

[Editor's Note: This is the first installment in a two-part series, to be continued in the Nov. 12, 1990, issue of The Scientist. This article deals with the salaries of state university and land grant college faculty in the life sciences; next's month's article will discuss the salaries of faculty in the physical sciences at these institutions.] Most of the institutions belonging to the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges boosted annual pay for their life scienc

Edward Silverman
Oct 14, 1990

[Editor's Note: This is the first installment in a two-part series, to be continued in the Nov. 12, 1990, issue of The Scientist. This article deals with the salaries of state university and land grant college faculty in the life sciences; next's month's article will discuss the salaries of faculty in the physical sciences at these institutions.]
Most of the institutions belonging to the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges boosted annual pay for their life sciences faculty in 1989, according to the latest annual faculty survey of these schools. Officials at several of these institutions say they were spurred to increase faculty salaries by the need to compete with industry for basic research talent.

Released earlier this year, the survey examined 1989 salaries of state university faculty as well as those of faculty at land grant colleges (institutions originally set up by government grants to teach...