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TABLE 4: SALARY TRENDS IN CANADIAN ARL UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES*
Salary figures for the current year are displayed in the context of previous years. Canadian salaries are
presented in both U.S. $ and Canadian $ denominations and the annual exchange rate used in the salary
surveys is also listed. Canadian salaries are also compared to the changes in the Canadian Consumer Price
Index (CPI) to show trends in the purchasing power of median Canadian salaries. CPI number changes are
based on July CPI figures. The Canadian CPI change is indicated in the DATE edition of The Daily, a
Statistics Canada publication, at http://www.statcan.ca/english/Subjects/Cpi/cpi-en.htm.
Fiscal No. of Total Median Median Exchange Median Median Canadian
Year Libs. Staff Salary Salary Rate Salary Salary CPI
in U.S. $† Change† in Can. $ Change Change
2005-06 14 955 $56,474 7.1% 1.24971 $70,576 -0.3% 2.0%
2004-05 14 906 52,707 16.3 1.34328 70,800 3.5 2.3
2003-04 14 911 45,310 6.2 1.51023 68,429 2.3 2.2
2002-03 14 925 42,657 -0.6 1.56878 66,919 2.6 2.1
2001-02 14 861 42,928 -1.1 1.51919 65,215 2.1 2.6
2000-01 13 755 43,394 5.0 1.47192 63,873 2.4 3.0
1999-2000 13 737 41,316 -3.8 1.5103 62,400 2.4 1.8
1998-99 13 729 42,963 -2.7 1.4177 60,909 0.9 1.0
1997-98 13 732 44,167 1.4 1.3663 60,346 1.7 1.8
1996-97 13 764 43,569 0.9 1.3613 59,310 -0.4 1.2
1995-96 13 796 43,173 -1.7 1.3794 59,554 1.3 2.5
1994-95 13 815 43,919 -6.0 1.3381 58,768 0.7 0.2
1993-94 13 816 46,744 -4.3 1.2488 58,374 2.9 1.6
1992-93 13 837 48,820 2.7 1.1623 56,744 3.4 1.3
1991-92 13 847 47,519 5.5 1.1547 54,870 3.6 5.8
1990-91 13 839 45,023 15.1 1.1759 52,942 12.5 4.2
1989-90 13 853 39,117 12.3 1.2026 47,042 5.3 5.4
1988-89 13 837 34,826 11.7 1.2826 44,668 5.3 3.8
1987-88 13 817 31,178 10.9 1.3602 42,408 9.1 4.7
1986-87 13 831 28,123 -1.9 1.3817 38,858 1.2 4.2
1985-86 13 829 28,666 1.1 1.3388 38,378 7.9 3.8
1984-85 12 705 28,346 -0.8 1.2548 35,569 0.8 4.2
Average 2.5% 3.4%
* Canadian salaries expressed in U.S. dollars.

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