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Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty by Carnegie Classification

Un-Weighted Average Salaries

2014 CUPA-HR Faculty in Higher Education (Four-Year Institutions) Salary Survey

The following table lists overall average salaries for various higher ed faculty positions. This table is for informational purposes only and should not be duplicated without permission. To order the full survey report, visit the Survey Ordering and Pricing page.

Discipline and Rank
All
Institutions
Research
Universities*
Other
Doctoral*
Master’s
Bachelor’s
ALL DISCIPLINES COMBINED
Professor
97,784
119,265
100,647
89,032
83,857
Associate Professor
76,193
87,731
78,681
72,236
67,088
Assistant Professor
66,177
76,061
68,971
62,707
57,616
New Assistant Prof
67,428
76,140
68,711
62,770
56,341
[01.] AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES
Professor
97,883
105,994
85,582
84,837
83,532
Associate Professor
76,663
81,103
73,648
67,949
73,633
Assistant Professor
66,107
70,764
61,850
59,703
56,024
New Assistant Prof
69,693
74,614
58,541
[03.] NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Professor
97,796
105,789
97,687
85,048
89,150
Associate Professor
74,364
77,957
82,770
68,847
67,027
Assistant Professor
62,941
67,533
63,892
58,661
56,737
New Assistant Prof
61,798
67,562
57,678
[04.] ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES
Professor
107,143
108,710
96,930
Associate Professor
79,300
79,540
82,164
79,004
Assistant Professor
65,484
66,274
65,738
61,370
New Assistant Prof
63,932
64,900
[05.] AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER  AND GROUP STUDIES
Professor
100,469
109,435
90,038
89,173
103,400
Associate Professor
77,005
79,645
77,231
71,083
80,983
Assistant Professor
62,571
64,924
59,179
57,940
65,916
New Assistant Prof
63,950
67,485
54,558
60,584
[09.] COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Professor
89,832
108,083
94,386
84,519
75,249
Associate Professor
68,973
76,804
71,268
67,580
61,769
Assistant Professor
58,031
62,796
61,679
56,847
52,583
New Assistant Prof
58,482
63,299
60,467
56,553
51,506
[10.] COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Professor
86,128
84,309
Associate Professor
71,280
67,681
Assistant Professor
60,018
60,841
New Assistant Prof
62,983
[11.] COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Professor
108,679
134,262
112,007
100,284
89,815
Associate Professor
89,684
105,021
91,351
85,765
77,260
Assistant Professor
77,502
90,654
80,371
73,964
64,383
New Assistant Prof
81,233
91,606
78,328
77,604
64,506
[13.] EDUCATION
Professor
89,335
104,675
90,920
84,146
75,010
Associate Professor
69,444
75,990
70,709
67,511
62,693
Assistant Professor
58,986
63,568
60,823
57,816
53,738
New Assistant Prof
58,278
63,204
60,249
55,870
53,043
[14.] ENGINEERING
Professor
123,103
134,560
123,439
103,926
93,570
Associate Professor
93,768
98,685
93,654
86,273
78,018
Assistant Professor
81,592
85,166
81,263
76,591
68,900
New Assistant Prof
82,342
85,098
85,778
77,027
62,681
[15.] ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING RELATED FIELDS
Professor
92,938
119,253
94,573
89,595
72,692
Associate Professor
77,164
85,412
76,184
76,820
63,665
Assistant Professor
68,051
75,125
69,725
66,433
59,911
New Assistant Prof
66,779
72,033
69,706
65,396
[16.] FOREIGN LANGUAGES,LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Professor
90,390
100,843
92,178
81,422
92,210
Associate Professor
69,156
72,736
68,159
65,612
70,875
Assistant Professor
57,804
60,889
58,497
55,212
58,284
New Assistant Prof
56,727
61,234
55,707
53,226
55,032
[19.] FAMILY AND CONSUMERSCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES
Professor
94,892
109,247
90,963
80,337
72,129
Associate Professor
72,727
79,091
69,651
66,640
62,423
Assistant Professor
61,790
66,396
59,034
57,248
New Assistant Prof
62,448
66,821
60,593
56,228
[22.] LEGAL PROFESSIONS ANDSTUDIES
Professor
143,757
165,566
154,651
120,878
115,588
Associate Professor
109,090
123,229
118,833
92,674
91,696
Assistant Professor
94,436
107,158
98,760
83,760
85,216
New Assistant Prof
100,791
102,276
112,423
93,877
[23.] ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
Professor
85,404
100,552
87,701
82,386
79,856
Associate Professor
65,601
72,555
66,609
64,384
62,570
Assistant Professor
55,716
60,667
58,039
54,257
53,992
New Assistant Prof
55,987
60,269
55,961
53,903
53,949
[24.] LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
Professor
87,070
100,142
95,297
83,869
78,171
Associate Professor
68,120
75,651
70,090
66,783
63,840
Assistant Professor
57,237
63,170
55,970
52,328
New Assistant Prof
56,083
60,659
50,068
[25.] LIBRARY SCIENCE
Professor
90,172
101,190
90,121
75,051
Associate Professor
69,242
76,704
73,214
61,015
Assistant Professor
59,718
65,330
60,217
54,514
New Assistant Prof
62,176
65,585
56,393
[26.] BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Professor
99,598
122,606
104,319
84,164
80,854
Associate Professor
73,950
85,528
80,058
66,620
63,671
Assistant Professor
63,343
73,659
67,342
57,554
54,977
New Assistant Prof
63,950
73,375
65,190
57,209
54,334
[27.] MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Professor
90,508
109,249
93,479
84,504
81,051
Associate Professor
70,458
80,929
73,124
67,116
65,062
Assistant Professor
60,837
73,156
62,685
57,433
54,716
New Assistant Prof
62,780
72,421
63,253
56,916
55,326
[30.] MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Professor
97,735
118,085
99,258
86,622
85,088
Associate Professor
75,027
83,808
72,099
71,548
70,094
Assistant Professor
62,949
67,181
69,482
60,109
58,173
New Assistant Prof
58,909
64,468
57,953
51,465
[31.] PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE AND FITNESS STUDIES
Professor
85,246
109,360
87,512
80,609
71,209
Associate Professor
69,066
79,001
68,866
66,854
62,010
Assistant Professor
58,341
66,889
61,681
56,576
51,765
New Assistant Prof
59,270
67,076
61,049
55,521
51,633
[38.] PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Professor
90,607
105,204
97,254
85,383
86,303
Associate Professor
67,994
74,968
71,860
65,267
66,102
Assistant Professor
57,251
61,489
61,271
55,110
55,595
New Assistant Prof
56,212
60,735
57,551
54,084
52,806
[39.] THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS
Professor
79,612
113,118
79,764
77,975
70,444
Associate Professor
64,259
78,383
63,908
61,693
60,326
Assistant Professor
56,604
70,881
57,749
55,589
51,772
New Assistant Prof
55,876
50,337
[40.] PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Professor
94,121
116,011
94,666
85,719
84,251
Associate Professor
71,868
83,669
72,462
67,642
66,168
Assistant Professor
61,851
72,312
63,149
57,630
56,112
New Assistant Prof
63,448
72,360
59,542
57,686
55,357
[42.] PSYCHOLOGY
Professor
90,924
113,306
92,389
85,111
82,019
Associate Professor
68,834
78,483
70,720
66,597
63,939
Assistant Professor
59,166
67,627
61,242
56,915
54,966
New Assistant Prof
59,065
67,835
59,983
55,650
54,606
[43.] HOMELAND SECURITY,LAW ENFORCEMENT,FIREFIGHTING & RELATED PROTC SERVS
Professor
89,978
113,525
91,198
85,207
70,558
Associate Professor
69,317
78,156
69,545
68,138
60,355
Assistant Professor
58,783
66,009
60,311
58,295
53,023
New Assistant Prof
58,052
62,990
57,075
57,758
51,714
[44.] PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Professor
96,120
117,088
96,048
83,403
72,726
Associate Professor
73,975
83,666
75,674
69,806
59,960
Assistant Professor
61,509
69,120
61,233
58,768
50,831
New Assistant Prof
62,984
69,812
62,553
58,622
[45.] SOCIAL SCIENCES
Professor
95,718
114,474
97,190
87,572
89,378
Associate Professor
73,391
82,386
75,628
69,228
70,175
Assistant Professor
62,791
70,292
64,568
59,397
59,798
New Assistant Prof
64,546
72,149
62,739
59,467
59,870
[50.] VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Professor
84,349
93,767
89,882
80,019
81,369
Associate Professor
65,812
70,737
68,386
63,865
63,813
Assistant Professor
55,544
58,543
57,851
54,234
54,121
New Assistant Prof
54,671
57,641
53,140
53,261
53,440
[51.] HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Professor
103,501
123,331
93,532
90,950
82,504
Associate Professor
80,235
90,905
74,207
75,342
67,498
Assistant Professor
67,718
74,951
64,874
64,815
58,505
New Assistant Prof
68,605
76,930
66,759
64,988
55,200
[52.] BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Professor
123,233
160,705
128,738
109,840
91,075
Associate Professor
104,153
128,762
108,483
96,210
79,333
Assistant Professor
100,197
127,158
104,136
91,454
74,118
New Assistant Prof
107,066
131,401
109,187
95,176
73,870
[54.] HISTORY GENERAL
Professor
86,636
102,981
89,009
82,743
81,485
Associate Professor
65,801
73,480
68,106
64,004
62,781
Assistant Professor
56,411
60,770
58,632
54,755
55,204
New Assistant Prof
55,691
60,130
56,504
52,106
54,138

*Research Universities are doctorate-granting institutions that Carnegie has classified as having either high or very high research activity (RU/H or RU/VH). Other Doctoral are Doctoral/Research Universities (DRU) that have a lower level of research activity.