Addressing salary equity at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville is critical to attracting and retaining talented faculty. It’s also needed to fulfill our mission to heal, to comfort, to educate and to discover through quality care, the elimination of health disparities, medical education, innovation and research.
Since 2010, the college has been conducting periodic reviews of faculty compensation to promote a fair and equitable environment, of which salary-equity efforts are a part. In addition, the Office of Administrative Affairs reviews offer letters for new faculty members to ensure they align with salary-equity guidelines.
In fall 2020, the Office of Administrative Affairs collaborated with the Office of Research Affairs’ Center for Data Solutions to assess salaries and 2019 total compensation. Particular emphasis was placed on gender, although race and ethnicity, educational degree, academic rank, fellowship training and length of hire were also included. The Center for Data Solutions used advanced statistical modeling to evaluate the compensation of more than 400 faculty members, accounting for these factors. Because of differences in pay among specialties, the study stratified analyses by departments. Extra duty pay and administrative supplements were also included in the study from an equity and inclusion perspective.
The analysis revealed, on average, there is no evidence that male fixed salary and total compensation were statistically different from female fixed salary and total compensation. In regard to extra duty pay and administrative supplements, the analysis demonstrated there was no statistical difference between genders in the receipt of extra duty pay or administrative supplements for administrative assignments.