2020 NEA Higher Education Advocate

The National Education Association (NEA) published its annual Special Salary Issue 2020 of the NEA Higher Education Advocate, prepared by ASA Research prior to the coronavirus pandemic, which closed campuses across the U.S. and destabilized college enrollment and public funding. Until then, higher education’s fiscal environment appeared to be stabilizing, for the first time since the tumultuous years of and subsequent to the Great Recession in 2008.  This annual report explores faculty purchasing power over time, and salaries by state, institution type, gender, academic field, unionization, rank, and other factors.