Faculty Salary Equity Reviews

Tenure (instructional) Track Faculty Salary Gender Equity Review Resources

Tenure (instructional) track faculty salary gender equity reviews can be requested here.

Faculty can request salary benchmark data for their specialty, degree, and rank by filling out this form

Clinical and research track faculty should contact their CDA to request equity reviews (department CDA contact information can be seen here). 


Faculty salary equity reviews will be conducted as follows:

  • Total faculty compensation (excluding administrative differentials) will be normalized to 1.0 FTE
    • The faculty compensation associated with each faculty academic appointment will be reviewed individually (faculty leadership positions will also be reviewed individually)
      • I.e., if a faculty member has a paid appointment in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, the compensation associated with each appointment will be normalized and reviewed separately within each specialty/sub-specialty
  • This normalized total compensation is compared to the median normalized compensation of the faculty member’s cohort based on:
    • Department/specialty or division/sub-specialty
    • Degree (e.g., MD, MD/PhD, etc.)
    • Rank
    • Any disparities within each cohort will be reviewed for salary inequity
  • Potential justifications for salary disparities could include, among other things:
    • Difference in years in rank
    • Differences in clinical productivity
  • The Equity Review Committee will review all disparities and will decide if the disparity needs to be adjusted
    • The committee will be composed of senior Medical School leaders, department leaders, the Office of General Counsel, and faculty
  • If the committee decides that a disparity requires adjustment, the department will execute it within 60 days of the committee’s decision

Faculty performance evaluations and faculty compensation:

Changes to annual faculty salaries are driven in part by the Medical School’s annual faculty review program. Department leaders will use a variety of factors (including faculty performance across the tripartite mission) to set annual changes in faculty salary. Questions about the faculty evaluation program can be sent to Faculty Affairs using our customer portal.

Other questions regarding department compensation:  

For other questions regarding your department’s compensation plan, please contact your Chief Department Administrator (CDA). Department CDA contact information can be seen here.