Missouri State University

13. Faculty and Staff Salaries

Data last updated: August 2013

Faculty and staff are the heart of Missouri State University. Faculty inspire, advise and mentor students. Staff provide support services, an attractive and safe learning environment, and provide the business processes and customer services to meet the needs of students. Completive salaries are one way that Missouri State recruits, retains, and rewards quality faculty and staff.

Data is updated each spring.

Note: FY 2013 refers to Summer 2012--Fall 2012--Spring 2013.

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Additional information by faculty rank and by staff category will be added as the information becomes available

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Full-Time Faculty

Measure 1: Ratio between MSU average salary and CUPA average salary.*


FY2012 FY2013 2016 Goal
92% 93% N/A
Year Percentage
FY2009 92%
FY2010 91%
FY2011 90%
FY2012 92%
FY2013 93%

* Percents less than 100 indicate that MSU average salary is lower than CUPA median

Measure 2: Percent of faculty salaries at or above CUPA Median.


Fall 2011 Fall 2012 2016 Goal
22% 22% Continuous Improvement
Year Percentage
Fall 2009 20%
Fall 2010 21%
Fall 2011 22%
Fall 2012 22%

Full-Time Staff

Measure 1: Percent of staff salaries at or above National Comparison.*

Market Adjustments to the Salary Ranges: Recommendations concerning salary range adjustments are made annually to the President by the Executive Budget Committee based upon compensation/cost indicators and the projected state appropriations level for the next year.


Fall 2011 Fall 2012 2016 Goal
24% 24% N/A
Year Percentage
Fall 2009 40%
Fall 2010 39%
Fall 2011 24%
Fall 2012 24%

* The Employment Cost Index (ECI) for state and local government wages and salaries is the indicator that is used to develop the annual recommendation to adjust the salary ranges. The ECI is published quarterly by the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics; the 12-month percent change as reported for the 3rd quarter has been used for the recommendation based on budget planning timelines for a July 1 effective date for the adjustment.

For more information please see The Implementation Process on the Staff Compensation System Development and Staff Handbook.