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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.

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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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