IT Salaries in Higher Education, 2012


IT salaries account for 39% of the IT budget. They compensate IT staff, whose performance lays the groundwork for an efficiently run institution that provides the highest quality education and research. This report uses data from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) 2008, 2011, and 2012 salary surveys of higher education administrators and professionals to examine salaries for 50 IT positions in higher education and derive insights into salary levels, salary differences across positions and institutional types, and patterns of change in IT salaries.

Citation for this Work: Grajek, Susan. “IT Salaries in Higher Education, 2012.” Research Bulletin. Louisville, CO: EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, February 7, 2013, available from

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