• September 2, 2014

Average Faculty Salaries by Field and Rank at 4-Year Colleges and Universities, 2009-10

  Professor Associate professor Assistant professor* New assistant professor Instructor
Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences $90,053 $71,583 $61,645 $62,589 $45,123
Air transportation $99,803 $71,605 $59,434 - $45,545
Architecture and related services $95,723 $73,319 $60,181 $58,935 $50,040
Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies $98,375 $73,570 $58,198 $57,246 $46,048
Biological and biomedical sciences $91,184 $68,294 $57,545 $57,021 $44,193
Business, management, marketing, and related support services $109,919 $92,573 $85,996 $95,822 $57,192
Communication, journalism, and related programs $83,656 $65,006 $53,599 $54,424 $44,616
Communications technologies/technicians and support services $81,269 $63,907 $56,041 - $52,089
Computer and information sciences and support services $101,219 $82,230 $70,791 $72,199 $51,854
Education $82,919 $65,182 $54,953 $54,009 $45,553
Engineering $112,679 $86,031 $75,226 $75,450 $56,974
Engineering technologies/technicians $87,592 $71,688 $62,439 $60,452 $48,995
English language and literature/letters $79,372 $61,684 $51,502 $51,204 $40,519
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences $87,638 $66,526 $56,724 $55,506 $44,869
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics $85,620 $65,129 $53,529 $52,271 $42,577
Health professions and related clinical sciences $94,610 $74,162 $62,704 $64,296 $52,279
History $82,354 $62,630 $52,047 $51,811 $42,297
Legal professions and studies $134,146 $101,045 $83,991 $92,033 $64,292
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities $82,541 $62,700 $52,279 $50,427 $42,429
Library science $87,336 $67,716 $54,741 $55,175 $46,191
Mathematics and statistics $84,324 $66,012 $55,765 $55,186 $42,782
Multi/interdisciplinary studies $91,380 $69,001 $57,503 $55,284 $44,615
Natural resources and conservation $91,420 $68,653 $58,170 $59,361 $47,029
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies $80,513 $64,126 $53,246 $53,189 $43,523
Philosophy and religious studies $84,621 $63,460 $53,018 $53,668 $43,160
Physical sciences $88,147 $66,898 $56,720 $56,483 $43,084
Psychology $83,840 $64,461 $54,850 $54,584 $43,493
Public administration and social-service professions $89,342 $68,896 $56,572 $57,873 $47,669
Science technologies/technicians - $75,577 $63,100 - $46,622
Security and protective services $84,569 $66,374 $54,538 $53,482 $44,230
Social sciences $89,351 $68,363 $57,901 $58,466 $45,854
Theology and religious vocations $71,473 $59,979 $51,605 $50,535 $42,752
Visual and performing arts $79,098 $62,197 $51,480 $50,762 $43,113
*Includes data for new assistant professors
Note: © 2010 by College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. Contact CUPA-HR (http://www.cupahr.org) for permission to reprint the data. All rights reserved. The figures are averages for public and private institutions combined. The data are based on reports covering 215,309 faculty members and 4,031 researchers at 822 public and private four-year colleges and universities. The figures cover full-time faculty members on 9- or 10-month contracts. A dash indicates insufficient data.
Source: College and University Professional Association for Human Resources

Comments

1. johntoradze - March 08, 2010 at 12:28 pm

It is rather hilarious in this context, that the other article on the adjunct's letter going viral is not readable by those in his near-poverty-line demographic! :-)

Those unable to afford subscription fees to the chronical can only comment on the blog directly by clicking through. It was, I suppose, nice of the Chron to have put that link there.

Snort!

2. alshealy - March 08, 2010 at 02:36 pm

Lesson o' the day: Pick your major carefully.

3. philoctetes - March 08, 2010 at 05:13 pm

I find it odd that they group Philosophy and Religous Studies, considering almost 90% of the Philosophers I know are athiests. Historically I can understand why Philosophy and Theology may be have been grouped, but disciplines of Philosophy and Religous Studies, have very little to do with one another, Religous Studies would be better grouped with either Sociology and Anthropology for contemporary work or Theology for textual focused departments.

4. herzing - March 10, 2010 at 03:42 pm

Seriously? I'm making half of what this chart lists as my "should" be making.

5. rambo - March 10, 2010 at 04:05 pm

what about liberals and conservatives? real world experiences v. theoretically experiences?

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