Facts & Figures

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

March 08, 2010
  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