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Survey Shows Almost Half of UVA Faculty Dissatisfied with Pay

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New survey results show almost half of University of Virginia employees are dissatisfied with their salaries.  Pay is by far the most important issue to faculty, and administrators are taking notice.

According to a survey conducted by the UVA Faculty Senate in 2012, more faculty members than not say they are dissatisfied with the number they see on their paycheck.  The Faculty Recruitment, Retention, Retirement and Welfare Committee released those results at a meeting Monday.

About 54 percent of faculty members responded to the survey, including both salaried and wage-based employees at almost all levels.  The results show a pervasive dissatisfaction with pay. 

Forty-two percent of respondents reported at least some satisfaction with what they're earning. Meanwhile, 46 percent of employees say they aren't earning enough.

UVA President Teresa Sullivan was at Monday's meeting, and had a positive response for faculty.  The Cavalier Daily reports Sullivan and university leaders hope to boost faculty pay by about $65 million during the next three years.  That would bring UVA salaries to a level ranking it in the top 20 if the Association of American Universities.

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