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Faculty Median Salaries by Discipline and Rank (2005-06)

Below are results of the 2005-06 National Faculty Salary Survey conducted by The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). Figures are based on salary data of nearly 226,000 faculty members at public and private institutions nationwide. Salaries were reported by 844 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
Professor $82,974 * * * *
Associate Professor $64,667 * * * *
Assistant Professor $55,315 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $56,288 * * * *
Instructor $40,998 * * * *
Natural Resources and Conservation
Professor $85,141 * * * *
Associate Professor $64,326 * * * *
Assistant Professor $53,200 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $51,262 * * * *
Instructor $41,482 * * * *
Architecture and Related Services
Professor $85,441 * * * *
Associate Professor $67,086 * * * *
Assistant Professor $53,593 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $54,101 * * * *
Instructor $44,715 * * * *
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies
Professor $90,973 * * * *
Associate Professor $66,427 * * * *
Assistant Professor $53,655 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $51,099 * * * *
Instructor $38,548 * * * *
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Professor $77,496 * * * *
Associate Professor $60,411 * * * *
Assistant Professor $49,515 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $47,806 * * * *
Instructor $38,806 * * * *
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Professor $79,178 * * * *
Associate Professor $66,244 * * * *
Assistant Professor $52,973 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $46,959 * * * *
Instructor $45,942 * * * *
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Professor $98,705 * * * *
Associate Professor $78,944 * * * *
Assistant Professor $69,178 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $68,257 * * * *
Instructor $46,672 * * * *
Education
Professor $78,179 * * * *
Associate Professor $60,615 * * * *
Assistant Professor $50,296 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $49,333 * * * *
Instructor $40,344 * * * *
Engineering
Professor $107,961 * * * *
Associate Professor $80,206 * * * *
Assistant Professor $70,019 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $68,707 * * * *
Instructor $49,592 * * * *
Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Professor $79,446 * * * *
Associate Professor $65,687 * * * *
Assistant Professor $56,114 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $56,113 * * * *
Instructor $43,452 * * * *
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Professor $79,964 * * * *
Associate Professor $60,068 * * * *
Assistant Professor $48,900 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $47,016 * * * *
Instructor $37,111 * * * *
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Professor $79,665 * * * *
Associate Professor $62,437 * * * *
Assistant Professor $51,055 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $49,988 * * * *
Instructor $38,486 * * * *
Legal Professions and Studies
Professor $136,634 * * * *
Associate Professor $98,530 * * * *
Assistant Professor $81,005 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $79,437 * * * *
Instructor $56,667 * * * *
English Language and Literature/Letters
Professor $76,413 * * * *
Associate Professor $57,921 * * * *
Assistant Professor $47,249 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $45,882 * * * *
Instructor $34,712 * * * *
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Professor $74,228 * * * *
Associate Professor $59,982 * * * *
Assistant Professor $48,635 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $47,094 * * * *
Instructor $38,620 * * * *
Library Science
Professor $77,583 * * * *
Associate Professor $65,296 * * * *
Assistant Professor $47,972 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $49,783 * * * *
Instructor $41,059 * * * *
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Professor $90,040 * * * *
Associate Professor $63,929 * * * *
Assistant Professor $54,101 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $51,883 * * * *
Instructor $39,798 * * * *
Mathematics and Statistics
Professor $84,059 * * * *
Associate Professor $61,647 * * * *
Assistant Professor $51,547 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $50,151 * * * *
Instructor $37,761 * * * *
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Professor $83,214 * * * *
Associate Professor $62,098 * * * *
Assistant Professor $51,710 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $45,928 * * * *
Instructor $38,060 * * * *
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies
Professor $73,748 * * * *
Associate Professor $59,905 * * * *
Assistant Professor $49,618 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $49,597 * * * *
Instructor $39,413 * * * *
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Professor $82,030 * * * *
Associate Professor $59,429 * * * *
Assistant Professor $48,162 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $46,785 * * * *
Instructor $37,906 * * * *
Theology and Religious Vocations
Professor $68,214 * * * *
Associate Professor $56,943 * * * *
Assistant Professor $45,927 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $44,731 * * * *
Instructor $41,072 * * * *
Physical Sciences
Professor $89,187 * * * *
Associate Professor $62,743 * * * *
Assistant Professor $52,775 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $51,354 * * * *
Instructor $40,256 * * * *
Science Technologies/Technicians
Professor $68,888 * * * *
Associate Professor $62,953 * * * *
Assistant Professor * * * * *
New Assistant Professor * * * * *
Instructor * * * * *
Psychology
Professor $82,554 * * * *
Associate Professor $60,840 * * * *
Assistant Professor $50,315 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $48,698 * * * *
Instructor $39,456 * * * *
Security and Protective Services
Professor $77,614 * * * *
Associate Professor $62,000 * * * *
Assistant Professor $49,711 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $47,237 * * * *
Instructor $40,625 * * * *
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Professor $84,902 * * * *
Associate Professor $63,523 * * * *
Assistant Professor $52,311 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $52,389 * * * *
Instructor $43,747 * * * *
Social Sciences
Professor $87,079 * * * *
Associate Professor $63,842 * * * *
Assistant Professor $52,998 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $51,720 * * * *
Instructor $39,634 * * * *
Visual and Performing Arts
Professor $73,177 * * * *
Associate Professor $57,843 * * * *
Assistant Professor $47,043 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $45,382 * * * *
Instructor $39,102 * * * *
Nursing
Professor $77,583 * * * *
Associate Professor $63,615 * * * *
Assistant Professor $53,075 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $51,716 * * * *
Instructor $46,292 * * * *
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Professor $102,702 * * * *
Associate Professor $84,095 * * * *
Assistant Professor $78,151 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $80,252 * * * *
Instructor $49,271 * * * *
General History
Professor $80,706 * * * *
Associate Professor $59,470 * * * *
Assistant Professor $47,994 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $45,723 * * * *
Instructor $38,030 * * * *

2005-06 NATIONAL FACULTY SALARY SURVEY BY DISCIPLINE AND RANK IN FOUR-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ©2006 by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). All rights reserved.

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