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