S-Space College of Business Administration/Business School (경영대학/대학원) Institute of Industrial Relations (노사관계연구소) Seoul Journal of Industrial Relations (노사관계연구) Journal of industrial relations vol.11 (2000) (노사관계연구)
敎授處遇의 現況과 課題 : 서울대敎授 給與水準과 體系를 中心으로
- 朴吾銖; 朴元雨; 金聖秀
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 노사관계연구소
- Journal of industrial relations, Vol.11, pp. 171-206
- We studied the current state of university professors compensation with a special attention to the case of Seoul National University (SNU) professors. Using the payroll data and a survey. we found that. in 1999, the average starting salary for assistant professors was $25.000 and the average salary for professors aged 60 or higher was $45.000. This level of salary is lower than the average household living expenses in urban areas reported by the Bureau of Statistics in 1996. Faculty salary was also much lower than the salary received by professionals with comparable educational attainment such as lawyers, medical doctors, and accountants. Because of unduly low level of salary, SNU professors were feeling great dissatisfaction an inequity with their pay. This is a serious problem since their performance could be negatively affected. Also this hinders SNU to recruit top professors from abroad. mostly United States. Therefore, we suggest five ways to improve the administration of faculty compensation in the final section of this paper.