Salary compression has been an issue in higher education for almost four decades, during which a diverse literature on the topic has accumulated. Perhaps because of the absence of a compilation and review of this literature, administrations and collective bargaining agents commonly develop their own methods for identifying and rectifying salary compression on each campus. Most responses are short-term and do not prevent the problem from recurring. We review the literature concerning salary compression in higher education, then summarize our approach to correcting salary structure and preventing future compression.
Graves, Brent M. and Kapla, Dale
"Salary Compression Among University Faculty: A Review and Case Study of Remediation and Prevention in a Collective Bargaining Environment,"
Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy: Vol. 10
, Article 3.
Available at: https://thekeep.eiu.edu/jcba/vol10/iss1/3