Survey of Vice Chancellors’ Salaries Prompts Outrage in Britain

UK“A new survey by Times Higher Education of the salaries of British universities’ vice chancellors is prompting outrage in some quarters over the average compensation package of £193,970 ($271,915), up 9 percent in the last academic year. Sir Colin Campbell, who retired at the start of the current academic year as the head of the University of Nottingham, was the highest paid, with a 90-percent increase over the previous year for a total compensation package of £585,000 ($820,076). The figure, high by British standards, is relatively modest in comparison to the pay packages received by American university chief executives, which regularly exceed $1-million, according to Chronicle surveys …” (more)

[Aisha Labi, Chronicle of Higher Education, 19 March]


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