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The Georgetown Hoya reports that school administrators make double the median salary of administrators at peer institutions nationwide:
Eleven top administrators earned an average of 202 percent more than the national median salary, according to analysis of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources Administrative Compensation Survey and university financial disclosure documents.
The CUPA-HR survey includes data from fiscal year 2010 for 225 public and private institutions across the country that award Ph.D. degrees. Georgetown, as well as many other top-25 ranked institutions, participated in the survey.
President John J. DeGioia earned $756,219 (two times the median), while Chief Investment Officer Larry Kochard pulled in $604,317 (three times the median), and former Vice President for Advancement James Langley, earned $423,011 (four times the median) in 2010.
Unsurprisingly, Georgetown’s spokesperson is on the defensive, arguing that the survey participants are not “representative” of the school’s peers. “It’s like comparing apples to oranges,” Stacy Kerr told the Hoya. Sure, some of the institutions surveyed are public universities, but the list is an even mix of public, private, and religious schools that grant doctorates. It’s a pretty fair average of a certain class of schools, even if it isn’t the class that Georgetown thinks it should be measured against.
Anyway, own it, Georgetown. Considering undergraduates at the university pony up nearly $40,000 a year in tuition alone, it’s no surprise administrators are paid handsomely. Dining services workers, on the other hand, are a different story.