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Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Salaries

Below are results of the 2012-13 Faculty in Higher Education Salary Survey by Discipline, Rank and Tenure Status in Four-Year Colleges and Universities conducted by The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). Findings reflect the salaries of 184,924 tenured/tenure-track faculty members at 794 institutions nationwide. Salaries were reported by 794 institutions, including 478 private institutions and 316 public institutions, for 31 academic disciplines. View the CUPA-HR press release or order complete survey results.

 
Job Title All Institutions Research Doctoral Master's Baccalaureate
All Disciplines Combined
Professor $95,224 $115,579 $98,564 $87,008 $82,383
Associate Professor $74,473 $85,135 $76,868 $70,716 $66,107
Assistant Professor $64,414 $74,064 $66,811 $61,253 $56,619
New Assistant Professor $65,372 $74,692 $67,419 $60,814 $56,523
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Professor $94,432 $102,626 $89,990 $81,276 $73,484
Associate Professor $74,386 $78,067 $82,283 $66,380 $66,271
Assistant Professor $64,868 $69,567 $67,284 $57,972 $58,366
New Assistant Professor $64,823 $71,567 * $56,666 *
Natural Resources and Conservation
Professor $93,540 $101,804 $98,495 $81,327 $84,297
Associate Professor $72,547 $76,804 $78,452 $66,714 $66,232
Assistant Professor $61,790 $65,725 * $57,904 $57,453
New Assistant Professor $61,827 $67,090 * $57,549 $53,330
Architecture and Related Services
Professor $102,902 $105,603 * $89,519 *
Associate Professor $78,077 $78,033 $78,944 $79,692 *
Assistant Professor $64,903 $65,262 $70,434 $61,654 *
New Assistant Professor $64,352 $65,334 * * *
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Professor $96,312 $105,669 $94,154 $81,883 $96,336
Associate Professor $74,437 $77,774 $69,138 $67,989 $77,389
Assistant Professor $60,356 $61,512 $60,738 $57,068 $62,173
New Assistant Professor $63,075 $63,753 * $62,968 $60,244
Communication, Journalism and Related Programs
Professor $87,353 $105,011 $92,113 $82,653 $74,380
Associate Professor $67,077 $74,347 $68,626 $66,059 $60,355
Assistant Professor $55,995 $59,802 $57,806 $55,161 $52,138
New Assistant Professor $56,804 $61,063 $62,187 $54,914 $51,247
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Professor $85,051 * * $88,145 *
Associate Professor $70,667 * $67,524 $75,888 $60,965
Assistant Professor $57,819 * * $58,267 *
New Assistant Professor $52,569 * * * *
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Professor $106,568 $131,036 $111,262 $99,135 $90,467
Associate Professor $88,215 $104,153 $90,462 $84,285 $76,807
Assistant Professor $75,294 $89,890 $78,519 $72,689 $62,530
New Assistant Professor $78,962 $92,047 $79,881 $72,025 $72,685
Education
Professor $86,630 $101,744 $88,901 $82,011 $74,139
Associate Professor $67,831 $73,487 $69,177 $66,455 $61,769
Assistant Professor $57,617 $61,404 $59,607 $56,832 $52,887
New Assistant Professor $56,602 $61,052 $58,120 $54,940 $52,807
Engineering
Professor $119,951 $130,844 $119,991 $101,675 $90,912
Associate Professor $91,707 $96,459 $93,157 $84,543 $75,630
Assistant Professor $80,078 $83,667 $81,287 $74,514 $68,706
New Assistant Professor $80,183 $83,775 $83,906 $73,541 $67,042
Engineering Technologies and Engineering Related Fields
Professor $94,164 $121,999 $97,862 $88,362 $75,876
Associate Professor $77,099 $85,065 $76,602 $76,562 $66,563
Assistant Professor $67,053 $73,526 $69,274 $66,461 $58,926
New Assistant Professor $66,389 $69,771 $74,118 $64,394 $60,828
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Professor $87,952 $98,159 $87,884 $79,569 $89,644
Associate Professor $67,745 $70,129 $65,649 $64,677 $69,672
Assistant Professor $56,486 $59,314 $57,332 $53,937 $56,797
New Assistant Professor $56,081 $58,927 $57,560 $53,247 $56,686
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Professor $92,783 $104,817 $97,052 $78,095 $67,946
Associate Professor $69,832 $76,743 $67,766 $63,406 $59,278
Assistant Professor $59,849 $64,495 $57,223 $55,601 $54,090
New Assistant Professor $59,773 $62,601 $57,849 $56,385 *
Legal Professions and Studies
Professor $142,033 $159,879 $153,103 $123,501 $107,223
Associate Professor $106,016 $117,755 $115,077 $93,163 $85,376
Assistant Professor $91,783 $104,924 $98,231 $78,386 $87,746
New Assistant Professor $100,396 $107,344 * $91,226 *
English Language and Literature/Letters
Professor $82,840 $97,253 $85,757 $80,636 $77,288
Associate Professor $64,009 $69,181 $66,470 $63,318 $61,158
Assistant Professor $54,084 $58,403 $57,175 $53,119 $51,841
New Assistant Professor $53,968 $57,625 $57,833 $51,991 $51,982
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Professor $85,162 $95,859 $92,918 $80,792 $86,641
Associate Professor $66,531 $72,958 $67,791 $63,820 $67,262
Assistant Professor $57,811 $60,672 $57,978 $56,743 $54,362
New Assistant Professor $56,778 $63,498 * $50,779 *
Library Sciences
Professor $87,861 $98,553 $82,325 $76,708 *
Associate Professor $69,788 $77,395 $71,112 $63,702 *
Assistant Professor $57,956 $63,148 $57,637 $53,144 *
New Assistant Professor $57,112 $62,057 * $48,582 *
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Professor $96,241 $118,048 $104,955 $82,378 $78,958
Associate Professor $72,104 $83,411 $80,025 $65,054 $63,347
Assistant Professor $61,861 $72,488 $68,027 $55,907 $54,716
New Assistant Professor $61,464 $72,138 $69,251 $55,396 $54,118
Mathematics and Statistics
Professor $88,057 $106,095 $90,696 $82,681 $78,851
Associate Professor $68,510 $77,877 $70,583 $65,710 $63,732
Assistant Professor $58,917 $69,874 $60,097 $56,065 $53,976
New Assistant Professor $60,924 $71,412 $64,569 $55,459 $53,330
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Professor $97,464 $120,029 $94,158 $84,983 $89,464
Associate Professor $73,782 $82,365 $78,499 $71,289 $64,027
Assistant Professor $61,646 $65,840 $64,877 $59,952 $57,602
New Assistant Professor $62,670 $66,276 * $56,448 $57,954
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies
Professor $82,996 $103,378 $89,460 $79,810 $71,202
Associate Professor $67,754 $76,600 $69,667 $65,935 $61,437
Assistant Professor $56,543 $64,474 $61,088 $55,062 $50,908
New Assistant Professor $56,051 $63,044 $55,655 $54,221 $49,506
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Professor $88,711 $102,280 $96,836 $83,838 $84,961
Associate Professor $66,239 $71,902 $69,324 $63,653 $65,363
Assistant Professor $55,844 $59,359 $58,180 $54,066 $55,063
New Assistant Professor $55,644 $58,887 $55,149 $54,795 $52,836
Theology and Religious Vocations
Professor $73,942 $107,141 $79,787 $74,593 $69,296
Associate Professor $60,804 $74,196 $60,490 $60,211 $58,439
Assistant Professor $53,802 $65,276 * $53,498 $51,259
New Assistant Professor $57,857 * * $57,817 *
Physical Sciences
Professor $92,452 $113,188 $95,328 $84,328 $83,737
Associate Professor $70,255 $80,735 $72,336 $65,933 $65,794
Assistant Professor $60,404 $70,466 $62,711 $56,013 $56,353
New Assistant Professor $61,204 $72,196 $60,326 $55,899 $57,037
Psychology
Professor $87,500 $109,012 $91,203 $82,373 $78,841
Associate Professor $67,502 $76,717 $70,095 $65,113 $63,252
Assistant Professor $57,695 $65,900 $59,313 $55,819 $53,952
New Assistant Professor $59,221 $66,816 $57,430 $55,865 $53,513
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting & Related Protective Services
Professor $88,577 $111,652 $87,460 $84,474 $69,532
Associate Professor $67,849 $76,945 $67,918 $66,978 $58,238
Assistant Professor $57,299 $63,433 $57,282 $57,328 $51,911
New Assistant Professor $56,675 $60,929 $56,938 $57,067 $49,501
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Professor $93,098 $111,405 $96,714 $82,573 $72,645
Associate Professor $71,682 $79,122 $72,944 $69,095 $60,535
Assistant Professor $59,650 $66,385 $61,243 $57,276 $50,650
New Assistant Professor $59,222 $66,663 $57,372 $56,661 $53,620
Social Sciences
Professor $92,864 $110,032 $95,338 $85,496 $87,890
Associate Professor $71,723 $79,514 $74,197 $68,181 $69,066
Assistant Professor $61,155 $67,731 $63,757 $58,057 $58,556
New Assistant Professor $62,443 $69,426 $64,636 $57,900 $58,253
Visual and Performing Arts
Professor $82,601 $91,433 $86,304 $78,701 $80,530
Associate Professor $64,506 $68,355 $66,927 $62,737 $63,218
Assistant Professor $54,138 $56,471 $55,710 $52,969 $53,350
New Assistant Professor $53,624 $55,031 $55,199 $52,762 $52,672
Health Professions and Related Programs
Professor $100,901 $118,693 $92,345 $89,338 $81,378
Associate Professor $78,739 $88,399 $73,128 $74,224 $66,722
Assistant Professor $67,160 $74,238 $64,327 $64,002 $58,152
New Assistant Professor $68,574 $79,073 $64,306 $64,215 $56,592
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Professor $118,344 $153,267 $123,984 $106,554 $90,115
Associate Professor $100,066 $123,768 $104,645 $92,760 $78,447
Assistant Professor $95,268 $122,314 $100,227 $88,638 $69,562
New Assistant Professor $102,248 $126,212 $109,794 $91,492 $71,947
History General
Professor $84,805 $99,817 $86,415 $81,609 $80,016
Associate Professor $64,844 $70,911 $66,553 $63,307 $62,586
Assistant Professor $55,270 $59,373 $56,966 $53,555 $54,670
New Assistant Professor $55,109 $60,190 $52,632 $52,835 $55,245

2012-13 TENURED/TENURE-TRACK FACULTY SALARIES SURVEY ©2013 by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). All rights reserved.

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