• October 31, 2014

Distribution of Average Faculty Salaries, 2010-11

This table shows the distribution of faculty salaries by percentile. The table allows comparison of average pay at individual institutions, shown in the accompanying list, with average pay for all faculty members at the same rank nationally. For example, average pay of $164,935 for full professors at a doctoral institution is at the 95th percentile for full professors at all doctoral institutions.

 

  Percentile rank
  95 80 60 40 20
Category I: Doctoral institutions
Professor $164,935 $137,637 $121,490 $111,216 $100,729
Associate $108,341 $96,232 $86,047 $80,131 $74,625
Assistant $94,809 $81,135 $73,664 $68,876 $63,438
Instructor $72,720 $61,583 $55,174 $49,130 $43,029
All $126,107 $105,356 $90,994 $81,779 $74,242
Category IIA: Master's institutions
Professor $117,454 $100,738 $90,335 $83,072 $74,264
Associate $90,737 $78,148 $71,330 $66,438 $61,072
Assistant $76,316 $66,684 $61,057 $57,047 $52,913
Instructor $64,559 $55,362 $49,182 $45,293 $41,731
All $94,318 $78,772 $70,410 $64,629 $59,015
Category IIB: Baccalaureate institutions
Professor $119,879 $93,918 $80,020 $71,988 $63,499
Associate $88,832 $72,375 $63,982 $59,184 $53,559
Assistant $71,881 $60,509 $54,595 $50,838 $46,409
Instructor $60,165 $52,269 $46,073 $42,140 $38,663
All $93,897 $72,584 $63,894 $57,657 $52,434
Category III: Two-year institutions with academic ranks
Professor $96,646 $84,033 $72,265 $64,344 $59,945
Associate $80,613 $68,525 $61,965 $56,777 $51,345
Assistant $67,913 $57,963 $52,743 $49,797 $45,544
Instructor $57,430 $51,365 $47,563 $44,385 $40,699
All $77,691 $63,739 $58,051 $54,865 $50,076
Category IV: Two-year institutions without academic ranks
All $71,370 $61,663 $59,750 $56,224 $49,449
Note: The table is based on 1,319 reporting institutions.
Source: American Association of University Professors

 

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