ACU Measures – Salaries

Since 1997, the ACU has provided the only ongoing international analysis of comparative salary data and related conditions for academic staff. At a time of increasing staff mobility and internationalisation of university faculty, access to comparative data on salaries and benefits has never been more important as these are key factors in institutions' ability to successfully recruit and retain good quality staff.

This unique survey series provides useful information for staff as well as policymakers at ACU member institutions.

From 2014, data on academic, clinical, and research salaries will be collected using ACU Measures, our new online survey and benchmarking tool.

ACU Measures – Salaries 2017

Salary and benefits data for 2017 was collected via ACU Measures between January and May 2017 and was open to all member universities.

View the ACU report on academic salaries and benefits 2017

Data is available to participating universities on the ACU Measures site. The platform allows registered users to benchmark their salaries and benefits to peers of their choice over time, using downloadable tables, graphs and reports. For summary results, Quick Reports show results for your university compared to selected groups of universities (available to download in Excel, containing additional analysis). You can access our on-demand webinar on how to benchmark and read our dedicated guide.

To access the data, please click the 'Launch ACU Measures' button below.

Access to executive summaries and full reports

Full reports and/or executive summaries for the series are available to all members for the years 1998 through to 2012-2013. 

From 2014-2015, the ACU will no longer produce full reports from the salary and benefits data. Participating universities will be able to access the data via the ACU Measures site, where they can create their own graphs, tables and reports.

NB: Full reports can only be accessed by ACU members.

2012-2013 Executive summary (.pdf) This report will be available
to participating universities. 
2009-2010 Executive summary (.pdf) Report (.pdf)
2006-2007 Executive summary (.pdf) Report (.pdf)
2004-2005 Executive summary (.pdf) Report (.pdf)
2001-2002 N/A Report (.pdf)
2000-2001 N/A Report (.pdf)
1998-1999 N/A Report (.pdf)