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Rank Discipline All institutions Research universities Other doctoral Master's Bachelor's
Professor Legal professions and studies $143,757 $165,566 $154,651 $120,878 $115,588
Professor Business, management, marketing, and related support services $123,233 $160,705 $128,738 $109,840 $91,075
Professor Engineering $123,103 $134,560 $123,439 $103,926 $93,570
Associate Legal professions and studies $109,090 $123,229 $118,833 $92,674 $91,696
Professor Computer and information sciences and support services $108,679 $134,262 $112,007 $100,284 $89,815
Professor Architecture and related services $107,143 $108,710 $96,930
New assistant Business, management, marketing, and related support services $107,066 $131,401 $109,187 $95,176 $73,870
Associate Business, management, marketing, and related support services $104,153 $128,762 $108,483 $96,210 $79,333
Professor Health professions and related programs $103,501 $123,331 $93,532 $90,950 $82,504
New assistant Legal professions and studies $100,791 $102,276 $112,423 $93,877
Professor Area, ethnic, cultural, gender and group studies $100,469 $109,435 $90,038 $89,173 $103,400
Assistant Business, management, marketing, and related support services $100,197 $127,158 $104,136 $91,454 $74,118
Professor Biological and biomedical sciences $99,598 $122,606 $104,319 $84,164 $80,854
Professor Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences $97,883 $105,994 $85,582 $84,837 $83,532
Professor Natural resources and conservation $97,796 $105,789 $97,687 $85,048 $89,150
Professor All disciplines combined $97,784 $119,265 $100,647 $89,032 $83,857
Professor Multi/interdisciplinary studies $97,735 $118,085 $99,258 $86,622 $85,088
Professor Public administration and social-service professions $96,120 $117,088 $96,048 $83,403 $72,726
Professor Social sciences $95,718 $114,474 $97,190 $87,572 $89,378
Professor Family and consumer sciences/human sciences $94,892 $109,247 $90,963 $80,337 $72,129
Assistant Legal professions and studies $94,436 $107,158 $98,760 $83,760 $85,216
Professor Physical sciences $94,121 $116,011 $94,666 $85,719 $84,251
Associate Engineering $93,768 $98,685 $93,654 $86,273 $78,018
Professor Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields $92,938 $119,253 $94,573 $89,595 $72,692
Professor Psychology $90,924 $113,306 $92,389 $85,111 $82,019
Professor Philosophy and religious studies $90,607 $105,204 $97,254 $85,383 $86,303
Professor Mathematics and statistics $90,508 $109,249 $93,479 $84,504 $81,051
Professor Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics $90,390 $100,843 $92,178 $81,422 $92,210
Professor Library science $90,172 $101,190 $90,121 $75,051
Professor Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and related protective services $89,978 $113,525 $91,198 $85,207 $70,558
Professor Communication, journalism, and related programs $89,832 $108,083 $94,386 $84,519 $75,249
Associate Computer and information sciences and support services $89,684 $105,021 $91,351 $85,765 $77,260
Professor Education $89,335 $104,675 $90,920 $84,146 $75,010
Professor Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities $87,070 $100,142 $95,297 $83,869 $78,171
Professor History general $86,636 $102,981 $89,009 $82,743 $81,485
Professor Communications technologies/technicians and support services $86,128 $84,309
Professor English language and literature/letters $85,404 $100,552 $87,701 $82,386 $79,856
Professor Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies $85,246 $109,360 $87,512 $80,609 $71,209
Professor Visual and performing arts $84,349 $93,767 $89,882 $80,019 $81,369
New assistant Engineering $82,342 $85,098 $85,778 $77,027 $62,681
Assistant Engineering $81,592 $85,166 $81,263 $76,591 $68,900
New assistant Computer and information sciences and support services $81,233 $91,606 $78,328 $77,604 $64,506
Associate Health professions and related programs $80,235 $90,905 $74,207 $75,342 $67,498
Professor Theology and religious vocations $79,612 $113,118 $79,764 $77,975 $70,444
Associate Architecture and related services $79,300 $79,540 $82,164 $79,004
Assistant Computer and information sciences and support services $77,502 $90,654 $80,371 $73,964 $64,383
Associate Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields $77,164 $85,412 $76,184 $76,820 $63,665
Associate Area, ethnic, cultural, gender and group studies $77,005 $79,645 $77,231 $71,083 $80,983
Associate Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences $76,663 $81,103 $73,648 $67,949 $73,633
Associate All disciplines combined $76,193 $87,731 $78,681 $72,236 $67,088
Associate Multi/interdisciplinary studies $75,027 $83,808 $72,099 $71,548 $70,094
Associate Natural resources and conservation $74,364 $77,957 $82,770 $68,847 $67,027
Associate Public administration and social-service professions $73,975 $83,666 $75,674 $69,806 $59,960
Associate Biological and biomedical sciences $73,950 $85,528 $80,058 $66,620 $63,671
Associate Social sciences $73,391 $82,386 $75,628 $69,228 $70,175
Associate Family and consumer sciences/human sciences $72,727 $79,091 $69,651 $66,640 $62,423
Associate Physical sciences $71,868 $83,669 $72,462 $67,642 $66,168
Associate Communications technologies/technicians and support services $71,280 $67,681
Associate Mathematics and statistics $70,458 $80,929 $73,124 $67,116 $65,062
New assistant Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences $69,693 $74,614 $58,541
Associate Education $69,444 $75,990 $70,709 $67,511 $62,693
Associate Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and related protective services $69,317 $78,156 $69,545 $68,138 $60,355
Associate Library science $69,242 $76,704 $73,214 $61,015
Associate Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics $69,156 $72,736 $68,159 $65,612 $70,875
Associate Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies $69,066 $79,001 $68,866 $66,854 $62,010
Associate Communication, journalism, and related programs $68,973 $76,804 $71,268 $67,580 $61,769
Associate Psychology $68,834 $78,483 $70,720 $66,597 $63,939
New assistant Health professions and related programs $68,605 $76,930 $66,759 $64,988 $55,200
Associate Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities $68,120 $75,651 $70,090 $66,783 $63,840
Assistant Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields $68,051 $75,125 $69,725 $66,433 $59,911
Associate Philosophy and religious studies $67,994 $74,968 $71,860 $65,267 $66,102
Assistant Health professions and related programs $67,718 $74,951 $64,874 $64,815 $58,505
New assistant All disciplines combined $67,428 $76,140 $68,711 $62,770 $56,341
New assistant Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields $66,779 $72,033 $69,706 $65,396
Assistant All disciplines combined $66,177 $76,061 $68,971 $62,707 $57,616
Assistant Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences $66,107 $70,764 $61,850 $59,703 $56,024
Associate Visual and performing arts $65,812 $70,737 $68,386 $63,865 $63,813
Associate History general $65,801 $73,480 $68,106 $64,004 $62,781
Associate English language and literature/letters $65,601 $72,555 $66,609 $64,384 $62,570
Assistant Architecture and related services $65,484 $66,274 $65,738 $61,370
New assistant Social sciences $64,546 $72,149 $62,739 $59,467 $59,870
Associate Theology and religious vocations $64,259 $78,383 $63,908 $61,693 $60,326
New assistant Area, ethnic, cultural, gender and group studies $63,950 $67,485 $54,558 $60,584
New assistant Biological and biomedical sciences $63,950 $73,375 $65,190 $57,209 $54,334
New assistant Architecture and related services $63,932 $64,900
New assistant Physical sciences $63,448 $72,360 $59,542 $57,686 $55,357
Assistant Biological and biomedical sciences $63,343 $73,659 $67,342 $57,554 $54,977
New assistant Public administration and social-service professions $62,984 $69,812 $62,553 $58,622
New assistant Communications technologies/technicians and support services $62,983
Assistant Multi/interdisciplinary studies $62,949 $67,181 $69,482 $60,109 $58,173
Assistant Natural resources and conservation $62,941 $67,533 $63,892 $58,661 $56,737
Assistant Social sciences $62,791 $70,292 $64,568 $59,397 $59,798
New assistant Mathematics and statistics $62,780 $72,421 $63,253 $56,916 $55,326
Assistant Area, ethnic, cultural, gender and group studies $62,571 $64,924 $59,179 $57,940 $65,916
New assistant Family and consumer sciences/human sciences $62,448 $66,821 $60,593 $56,228
New assistant Library science $62,176 $65,585 $56,393
Assistant Physical sciences $61,851 $72,312 $63,149 $57,630 $56,112
New assistant Natural resources and conservation $61,798 $67,562 $57,678
Assistant Family and consumer sciences/human sciences $61,790 $66,396 $59,034 $57,248
Assistant Public administration and social-service professions $61,509 $69,120 $61,233 $58,768 $50,831
Assistant Mathematics and statistics $60,837 $73,156 $62,685 $57,433 $54,716
Assistant Communications technologies/technicians and support services $60,018 $60,841
Assistant Library science $59,718 $65,330 $60,217 $54,514
New assistant Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies $59,270 $67,076 $61,049 $55,521 $51,633
Assistant Psychology $59,166 $67,627 $61,242 $56,915 $54,966
New assistant Psychology $59,065 $67,835 $59,983 $55,650 $54,606
Assistant Education $58,986 $63,568 $60,823 $57,816 $53,738
New assistant Multi/interdisciplinary studies $58,909 $64,468 $57,953 $51,465
Assistant Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and related protective services $58,783 $66,009 $60,311 $58,295 $53,023
New assistant Communication, journalism, and related programs $58,482 $63,299 $60,467 $56,553 $51,506
Assistant Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies $58,341 $66,889 $61,681 $56,576 $51,765
New assistant Education $58,278 $63,204 $60,249 $55,870 $53,043
New assistant Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and related protective services $58,052 $62,990 $57,075 $57,758 $51,714
Assistant Communication, journalism, and related programs $58,031 $62,796 $61,679 $56,847 $52,583
Assistant Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics $57,804 $60,889 $58,497 $55,212 $58,284
Assistant Philosophy and religious studies $57,251 $61,489 $61,271 $55,110 $55,595
Assistant Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities $57,237 $63,170 $55,970 $52,328
New assistant Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics $56,727 $61,234 $55,707 $53,226 $55,032
Assistant Theology and religious vocations $56,604 $70,881 $57,749 $55,589 $51,772
Assistant History general $56,411 $60,770 $58,632 $54,755 $55,204
New assistant Philosophy and religious studies $56,212 $60,735 $57,551 $54,084 $52,806
New assistant Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities $56,083 $60,659 $50,068
New assistant English language and literature/letters $55,987 $60,269 $55,961 $53,903 $53,949
New assistant Theology and religious vocations $55,876 $50,337
Assistant English language and literature/letters $55,716 $60,667 $58,039 $54,257 $53,992
New assistant History general $55,691 $60,130 $56,504 $52,106 $54,138
Assistant Visual and performing arts $55,544 $58,543 $57,851 $54,234 $54,121
New assistant Visual and performing arts $54,671 $57,641 $53,140 $53,261 $53,440

Source: College and University Professional Association for Human Resources

Notes: Research universities are doctorate-granting institutions that the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has classified as having either high or very high research activity. Other doctoral are doctoral/research universities that have a lower level of research activity. A dash indicates insufficient data.

Correction (3/18/2014, 1:30 p.m.): A previous version of this table included percent-change figures based on a Chronicle analysis of median salary data provided by CUPA-HR in 2013 and 2014. However, those figures did not account for institutions that did not report data in both years. Those data were not available to The Chronicle at the time, but the figures have now been updated based on new data provided by CUPA-HR. As a result of those updates, the explanatory text introducing the table has been changed.