How to use this page
This page summarizes some of the most important findings from our research project. Data has been organized into six sets of comparisons and the content of each is described below. Information is displayed in three formats: spreadsheets, diagrams, and maps.
Spreadsheets are available in two formats: web tables (Click on the word “Table” in each data set) and Excel, that can be downloaded by clicking on the icon.
Diagrams are available in web format.
Maps: Available also in web format and as .pdf files.
Sources of data: Compiling this information was a long process involving many different sources. A detailed list of sources for most tables is available in web format clicking in the word “(sources)” in front of each data set.
Description of Data Sets
The tables and graphs in this data set represent the number of academic ranks in each country. The table includes the names of the different ranks used in each country.
Academic Salaries at public universities
This data set compares academic salaries in all 28 countries. Salaries in local currency were converted to US PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) dollars to allow better comparisons. The tables include the remuneration for all ranks in each country; the diagram and the maps only show top-rank and entry-level.
Ratio of monthly academic salaries at public universities to GDP per capita per month
This comparison provides an idea of the how academic salaries compare to the average income of the country, calculated on the basis of the GDP. If the difference is small, the ratio will tend to be closer to 0%. If academic salaries are below the monthly GDP per capita, the ratio would be negative, a ratio of 100% means that academic salaries are double the monthly GDP per capita. A comparison for all ranks in each country can be observed in the tables; the figures and map only include entry-level and top-level salaries.
Supplementary contract benefits
This chart reflects an assessment of the country authors in our study based on their research and experience. This data set illustrates the relative importance attached to supplementary contract benefits (or fringe benefits) as an additional factor of academic remuneration.
Sources of faculty income at public universities
The purpose of this section is to demonstrate how professors at public universities integrate their overall income, including academic and non-academic activities. The table presents the four most important elements; the graphs and maps illustrate each element individually. The relative importance allocated to each source of income was assigned by the country experts participating in this project based on their experience and research.