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TABLE 2: SALARY TRENDS IN ARL UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES*
Salary figures for the current year are displayed in the context of the previous years and
compared to the changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) to show trends in the purchasing
power of median and beginning professional salaries. Salary figures and CPI numbers have
been converted to adjusted indexes using July 1984 as the base. Actual CPI data retrieved from
the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index for All Urban
Consumers - (CPI-U), located at http://146.142.4.24/cgi-bin/surveymost?cu.
Fiscal No. of Total Median BPS‡ Median BPS‡ Actual Adjusted
Year Libs. Staff Salary† Median Salary
Index
Index CPI CPI
2005-06 113 9,655 $57,074 $37,920 218.7 229.8 195.4 188.1
2004-05 113 9,487 55,250 36,984 211.7 224.1 189.4 182.3
2003-04 114 9,492 53,000 36,000 203.1 218.2 183.9 177.0
2002-03 114 9,469 51,636 35,000 197.8 212.1 180.1 173.3
2001-02 113 9,198 50,724 34,000 194.3 206.1 177.5 170.8
2000-01 112 8,882 49,068 32,879 188.0 199.3 172.8 166.3
1999-2000 111 8,595 47,377 31,100 181.5 188.5 166.7 160.4
1998-99 110 8,400 45,775 30,000 175.2 181.7 163.2 157.1
1997-98 110 8,414 44,534 28,500 170.5 172.6 160.5 154.5
1996-97 109 8,325 43,170 27,687 165.3 167.7 157.0 151.1
1995-96 108 8,231 41,901 27,000 160.5 163.6 152.5 146.8
1994-95 108 8,216 41,088 26,000 157.4 157.6 148.4 142.8
1993-94 108 8,132 40,225 25,834 154.1 156.6 144.4 139.0
1992-93 108 8,212 39,265 25,000 150.4 151.5 140.2 134.9
1991-92 107 8,256 38,537 24,000 147.7 145.5 136.2 131.1
1990-91 107 8,382 36,701 23,800 140.6 144.2 130.7 125.8
1989-90 107 8,253 34,629 22,000 132.7 133.3 124.0 119.3
1988-89 107 8,087 32,461 20,400 124.4 123.6 118.3 113.9
1987-88 106 7,962 30,534 19,460 117.0 117.9 113.6 109.3
1986-87 105 7,718 28,941 18,250 110.9 110.6 109.6 105.5
1985-86 105 7,543 27,485 17,500 105.3 106.1 107.6 103.6
1984-85 104 7,161 26,100 16,500 100.0 100.0 103.9 100.0
* Canadian salaries expressed in U.S. dollars.

Includes medical and law libraries.

Beginning professional salary.
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