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Faculty Median Salaries by Discipline and Rank (2011-12)

Below are results of the 2011-12 National Faculty Salary Survey conducted by The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). Figures are based on salary data of more than 224,000 faculty members and 4,800 researchers at public and private institutions nationwide. Salaries were reported by 813 institutions, including 492 private institutions and 321 public institutions. View the CUPA-HR press release or order complete survey results.

 
Job Title All Institutions Doctoral Master's Baccalaureate Two-Year
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Reference Specialist $72,360 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $68,999 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $93,595 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $62,200 * * * *
Buyer $46,053 * * * *
Natural Resources and Conservation
Reference Specialist $71,376 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $62,926 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $92,921 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $61,660 * * * *
Buyer $47,433 * * * *
Architecture and Related Services
Reference Specialist $76,188 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $63,386 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $101,034 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $62,764 * * * *
Buyer $49,344 * * * *
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Reference Specialist $73,686 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $61,310 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $98,663 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $58,924 * * * *
Buyer $42,221 * * * *
Communication, Journalism and Related Programs
Reference Specialist $66,642 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $54,415 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $86,231 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $55,071 * * * *
Buyer $45,426 * * * *
Communication and Media Studies
Reference Specialist $65,002 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $54,158 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $84,152 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $54,276 * * * *
Buyer $44,421 * * * *
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Reference Specialist $63,939 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $61,064 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $85,878 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $56,115 * * * *
Buyer $51,571 * * * *
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Reference Specialist $85,280 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $74,563 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $103,536 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $72,381 * * * *
Buyer $54,237 * * * *
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, General
Reference Specialist $84,137 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $71,899 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $102,510 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $71,399 * * * *
Buyer $54,174 * * * *
Education
Reference Specialist $66,964 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $55,618 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $85,165 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $56,589 * * * *
Buyer $46,581 * * * *
Engineering
Reference Specialist $89,754 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $78,650 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $117,911 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $76,938 * * * *
Buyer $60,950 * * * *
Engineering Technologies and Engineering Related Fields
Reference Specialist $73,507 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $63,926 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $89,214 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $62,922 * * * *
Buyer $52,183 * * * *
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Reference Specialist $66,824 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $53,457 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $87,104 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $54,941 * * * *
Buyer $43,688 * * * *
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Reference Specialist $68,283 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $61,198 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $91,006 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $58,934 * * * *
Buyer $46,083 * * * *
Legal Professions and Studies
Reference Specialist $103,109 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $96,955 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $135,187 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $86,451 * * * *
Buyer $67,605 * * * *
English Language and Literature/Letters
Reference Specialist $63,054 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $52,405 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $81,537 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $53,036 * * * *
Buyer $41,655 * * * *
English Language and Literature/Letters, Literature
Reference Specialist $63,023 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $53,692 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $79,475 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $54,319 * * * *
Buyer * * * * *
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Reference Specialist $64,058 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $52,981 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $82,860 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $54,451 * * * *
Buyer $44,677 * * * *
Library Science
Reference Specialist $70,602 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $56,551 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $90,937 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $56,239 * * * *
Buyer $46,505 * * * *
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Reference Specialist $70,938 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $57,249 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $95,118 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $59,907 * * * *
Buyer $45,219 * * * *
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, General
Reference Specialist $65,754 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $53,845 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $84,146 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $55,506 * * * *
Buyer $44,229 * * * *
Mathematics and Statistics
Reference Specialist $67,525 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $58,266 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $86,744 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $57,234 * * * *
Buyer $42,938 * * * *
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Reference Specialist $71,194 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $58,903 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $93,778 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $58,214 * * * *
Buyer $45,473 * * * *
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies
Reference Specialist $66,462 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $55,497 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $82,695 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $54,997 * * * *
Buyer $44,455 * * * *
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Reference Specialist $65,372 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $54,340 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $86,301 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $54,602 * * * *
Buyer $43,522 * * * *
Theology and Religious Vocations
Reference Specialist $61,996 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $52,996 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $74,393 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $53,813 * * * *
Buyer $45,754 * * * *
Physical Sciences
Reference Specialist $69,071 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $58,786 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $90,937 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $58,771 * * * *
Buyer $44,952 * * * *
Psychology
Reference Specialist $66,324 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $56,195 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $86,117 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $56,565 * * * *
Buyer $44,682 * * * *
Research and Experimental Psychology
Reference Specialist $66,869 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $51,128 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $81,708 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $56,483 * * * *
Buyer * * * * *
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Services
Reference Specialist $66,912 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $54,588 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $85,558 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $55,897 * * * *
Buyer $45,496 * * * *
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Reference Specialist $70,995 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $57,945 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $92,287 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $58,533 * * * *
Buyer $47,184 * * * *
Social Sciences
Reference Specialist $70,839 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $60,240 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $91,350 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $59,614 * * * *
Buyer $46,398 * * * *
Air Transportation
Reference Specialist $73,710 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $73,236 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $94,219 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $61,685 * * * *
Buyer $46,132 * * * *
Visual and Performing Arts
Reference Specialist $63,372 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $52,241 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $81,257 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $52,835 * * * *
Buyer $44,002 * * * *
Health Professions and Related Programs
Reference Specialist $77,032 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $66,049 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $98,415 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $65,165 * * * *
Buyer $54,199 * * * *
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Reference Specialist $96,844 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $98,212 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $114,847 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $90,094 * * * *
Buyer $58,926 * * * *
History General
Reference Specialist $64,106 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $53,425 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $82,944 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $53,394 * * * *
Buyer $42,065 * * * *

2011-12 NATIONAL FACULTY SALARY SURVEY ©2012 by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). All rights reserved.

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