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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.

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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 $41,482 * * *

Natural Resources and Conservation

New Assistant Professor $51,262 * * * *
Assistant Professor $53,200 * * * *
Associate Professor $64,326 * * * *
Professor $85,141 $85,441 * * *

Architecture and Related Services

Associate Professor $67,086 * * * *
Assistant Professor $53,593 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $54,101 * * * *
Instructor $44,715 $38,548 * * *

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

New Assistant Professor $51,099 * * * *
Assistant Professor $53,655 * * * *
Associate Professor $66,427 * * * *
Professor $90,973 $77,496 * * *

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

Associate Professor $60,411 * * * *
Assistant Professor $49,515 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $47,806 * * * *
Instructor $38,806 $45,942 * * *

Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

New Assistant Professor $46,959 * * * *
Assistant Professor $52,973 * * * *
Associate Professor $66,244 * * * *
Professor $79,178 $98,705 * * *

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

Associate Professor $78,944 * * * *
Assistant Professor $69,178 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $68,257 * * * *
Instructor $46,672 $40,344 * * *

Education

New Assistant Professor $49,333 * * * *
Assistant Professor $50,296 * * * *
Associate Professor $60,615 * * * *
Professor $78,179 $107,961 * * *

Engineering

Associate Professor $80,206 * * * *
Assistant Professor $70,019 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $68,707 * * * *
Instructor $49,592 $43,452 * * *

Engineering Technologies/Technicians

New Assistant Professor $56,113 * * * *
Assistant Professor $56,114 * * * *
Associate Professor $65,687 * * * *
Professor $79,446 $79,964 * * *

Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Associate Professor $60,068 * * * *
Assistant Professor $48,900 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $47,016 * * * *
Instructor $37,111 $38,486 * * *

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

New Assistant Professor $49,988 * * * *
Assistant Professor $51,055 * * * *
Associate Professor $62,437 * * * *
Professor $79,665 $136,634 * * *

Legal Professions and Studies

Associate Professor $98,530 * * * *
Assistant Professor $81,005 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $79,437 * * * *
Instructor $56,667 $34,712 * * *

English Language and Literature/Letters

New Assistant Professor $45,882 * * * *
Assistant Professor $47,249 * * * *
Associate Professor $57,921 * * * *
Professor $76,413 $74,228 * * *

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

Associate Professor $59,982 * * * *
Assistant Professor $48,635 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $47,094 * * * *
Instructor $38,620 $41,059 * * *

Library Science

New Assistant Professor $49,783 * * * *
Assistant Professor $47,972 * * * *
Associate Professor $65,296 * * * *
Professor $77,583 $90,040 * * *

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Associate Professor $63,929 * * * *
Assistant Professor $54,101 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $51,883 * * * *
Instructor $39,798 $37,761 * * *

Mathematics and Statistics

New Assistant Professor $50,151 * * * *
Assistant Professor $51,547 * * * *
Associate Professor $61,647 * * * *
Professor $84,059 $83,214 * * *

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Associate Professor $62,098 * * * *
Assistant Professor $51,710 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $45,928 * * * *
Instructor $38,060 $39,413 * * *

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies

New Assistant Professor $49,597 * * * *
Assistant Professor $49,618 * * * *
Associate Professor $59,905 * * * *
Professor $73,748 $82,030 * * *

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Associate Professor $59,429 * * * *
Assistant Professor $48,162 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $46,785 * * * *
Instructor $37,906 $41,072 * * *

Theology and Religious Vocations

New Assistant Professor $44,731 * * * *
Assistant Professor $45,927 * * * *
Associate Professor $56,943 * * * *
Professor $68,214 $89,187 * * *

Physical Sciences

Associate Professor $62,743 * * * *
Assistant Professor $52,775 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $51,354 * * * *
Instructor $40,256 * * * *

Science Technologies/Technicians

New Assistant Professor * * * * *
Assistant Professor * * * * *
Associate Professor $62,953 * * * *
Professor $68,888 $82,554 * * *

Psychology

Associate Professor $60,840 * * * *
Assistant Professor $50,315 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $48,698 * * * *
Instructor $39,456 $40,625 * * *

Security and Protective Services

New Assistant Professor $47,237 * * * *
Assistant Professor $49,711 * * * *
Associate Professor $62,000 * * * *
Professor $77,614 $84,902 * * *

Public Administration and Social Service Professions

Associate Professor $63,523 * * * *
Assistant Professor $52,311 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $52,389 * * * *
Instructor $43,747 $39,634 * * *

Social Sciences

New Assistant Professor $51,720 * * * *
Assistant Professor $52,998 * * * *
Associate Professor $63,842 * * * *
Professor $87,079 $73,177 * * *

Visual and Performing Arts

Associate Professor $57,843 * * * *
Assistant Professor $47,043 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $45,382 * * * *
Instructor $39,102 $46,292 * * *

Nursing

New Assistant Professor $51,716 * * * *
Assistant Professor $53,075 * * * *
Associate Professor $63,615 * * * *
Professor $77,583 $102,702 * * *

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

Associate Professor $84,095 * * * *
Assistant Professor $78,151 * * * *
New Assistant Professor $80,252 * * * *
Instructor $49,271 $38,030 * * *

General History

New Assistant Professor $45,723 * * * *
Assistant Professor $47,994 * * * *
Associate Professor $59,470 * * * *
Professor $80,706 * * * *

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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