A survey by the college faculty union found that faculty pay rose by 1.2 percent in 2009, the lowest annual increase in the 50-year history of the annual survey.
According to the Washington Post, one-third of colleges surveyed are paying faculty less than last year. Two-thirds of institutions raised pay at a rate slower than inflation, which is 2.7 percent.
At the College of William and Mary, the average salary for full professors is $113,400, and pay rose 1 percent.
At the University of Virginia, the average salary for full professors is $134,700, and pay rose 0.8 percent.
At George Mason University, the average salary is $126,400, and pay rose 0.1 percent.
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