Pay of Senior Administrators Still Beats Inflation, Even in Sluggish Economy

Despite the souring economy, increases in salaries for senior administrators have outpaced inflation in the 2008-9 fiscal year, according to a report issued this week by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.

The median base salary for senior-level administrators increased by 4 percent this year — the third consecutive year at that rate. This was the 12th straight year that salary increases have outpaced inflation, which was 3.8 percent during