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Faculty Median Salaries by Discipline and Rank (2006-07)

Below are results of the 2006-07 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 205,200 faculty members at public and private institutions nationwide. Salaries were reported by 824 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 $65,567 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $57,329 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $82,089 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $55,614 * * * *
Buyer $41,656 * * * *
Natural Resources and Conservation
Reference Specialist $63,094 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $52,599 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $83,644 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $53,726 * * * *
Buyer $43,619 * * * *
Architecture and Related Services
Reference Specialist $68,950 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $55,591 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $88,652 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $55,194 * * * *
Buyer $45,289 * * * *
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies
Reference Specialist $67,082 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $54,625 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $91,065 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $54,414 * * * *
Buyer $41,783 * * * *
Communication, Journalism and Related Programs
Reference Specialist $59,549 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $48,637 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $77,307 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $50,027 * * * *
Buyer $41,230 * * * *
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Reference Specialist $60,032 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $51,721 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $80,400 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $49,955 * * * *
Buyer $40,144 * * * *
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Reference Specialist $74,780 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $68,390 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $91,181 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $65,622 * * * *
Buyer $47,505 * * * *
Education
Reference Specialist $60,276 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $50,327 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $76,089 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $51,086 * * * *
Buyer $42,285 * * * *
Engineering
Reference Specialist $79,759 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $69,510 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $102,954 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $69,896 * * * *
Buyer $51,535 * * * *
Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Reference Specialist $64,900 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $57,672 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $78,288 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $57,452 * * * *
Buyer $44,232 * * * *
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Reference Specialist $59,836 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $48,174 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $78,279 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $49,897 * * * *
Buyer $39,137 * * * *
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Reference Specialist $61,948 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $50,869 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $78,255 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $51,238 * * * *
Buyer $40,320 * * * *
Legal Professions and Studies
Reference Specialist $91,509 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $81,009 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $121,301 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $78,294 * * * *
Buyer $61,095 * * * *
English Language and Literature/Letters
Reference Specialist $57,598 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $47,357 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $74,040 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $47,724 * * * *
Buyer $37,573 * * * *
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Reference Specialist $58,144 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $48,879 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $75,029 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $48,137 * * * *
Buyer $42,894 * * * *
Library Science
Reference Specialist $60,583 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $49,044 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $79,309 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $49,382 * * * *
Buyer $45,195 * * * *
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Reference Specialist $62,677 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $52,275 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $86,612 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $52,510 * * * *
Buyer $41,103 * * * *
Mathematics and Statistics
Reference Specialist $60,723 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $52,108 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $77,963 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $51,677 * * * *
Buyer $39,377 * * * *
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Reference Specialist $63,231 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $53,730 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $83,519 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $51,524 * * * *
Buyer $40,502 * * * *
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies
Reference Specialist $59,352 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $50,287 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $73,474 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $49,617 * * * *
Buyer $41,034 * * * *
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Reference Specialist $59,290 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $47,894 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $77,577 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $49,162 * * * *
Buyer $39,405 * * * *
Theology and Religious Vocations
Reference Specialist $55,518 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $45,665 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $66,706 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $47,310 * * * *
Buyer $39,732 * * * *
Physical Sciences
Reference Specialist $62,031 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $52,395 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $81,329 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $52,659 * * * *
Buyer $40,076 * * * *
Science Technologies/Technicians
Reference Specialist * * * * *
Cataloging Specialist * * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $76,374 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II * * * * *
Buyer * * * * *
Psychology
Reference Specialist $60,091 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $50,406 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $76,949 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $50,722 * * * *
Buyer $41,179 * * * *
Security and Protective Services
Reference Specialist $61,360 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $49,237 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $77,336 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $50,901 * * * *
Buyer $41,400 * * * *
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Reference Specialist $62,978 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $51,928 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $80,073 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $52,643 * * * *
Buyer $44,102 * * * *
Social Sciences
Reference Specialist $63,008 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $52,619 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $81,501 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $52,826 * * * *
Buyer $42,019 * * * *
Visual and Performing Arts
Reference Specialist $57,881 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $46,917 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $72,940 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $47,928 * * * *
Buyer $40,148 * * * *
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
Reference Specialist $67,713 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $56,429 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $84,923 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $56,756 * * * *
Buyer $48,143 * * * *
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Reference Specialist $82,347 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $81,842 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $98,384 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $75,835 * * * *
Buyer $51,939 * * * *
General History
Reference Specialist $58,206 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $47,145 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $76,049 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $48,219 * * * *
Buyer $39,048 * * * *
English Language and Literature/Letters: General
Reference Specialist $56,868 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $47,006 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $73,693 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $47,405 * * * *
Buyer $37,612 * * * *
Physical Sciences: Chemistry
Reference Specialist $60,386 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $51,646 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $79,790 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $51,293 * * * *
Buyer $39,789 * * * *
Psychology: General
Reference Specialist $59,802 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $50,154 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $76,792 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $50,535 * * * *
Buyer $40,498 * * * *
Social Sciences: Political Science & Government
Reference Specialist $61,247 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $50,207 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $79,648 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $50,207 * * * *
Buyer $41,591 * * * *
Social Sciences: Sociology
Reference Specialist $59,919 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $49,142 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $78,061 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $49,935 * * * *
Buyer $39,817 * * * *
Visual and Performing Arts: Music
Reference Specialist $56,768 * * * *
Cataloging Specialist $46,212 * * * *
Reference & Instruction Librarian - Lev I $71,853 * * * *
Catalog/Metadata Librarian - Lev II $47,299 * * * *
Buyer $39,716 * * * *

2006-07 NATIONAL FACULTY SALARY SURVEY ©2007 by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). All rights reserved.

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