AAUP Faculty Compensation Survey

2017-18 AAUP Faculty Compensation Survey

The annual AAUP Faculty Compensation Survey is the largest independent source of data on full-time faculty salary and benefits at two- and four-year colleges and universities in the United States. The 2018 iteration of the survey includes information on salary and benefits for more than 378,865 faculty members from more than 1,000 institutions in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. The survey, along with the accompanying "Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession," is published each year in the March–April issue of Academe, the AAUP's magazine. Inside Higher Ed below presents these data in an easily searchable database.

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InstitutionCategoryState Avg. Salary
Full Professors
Avg. Change
Continuing Full Professors
Full Professors
Avg. Total Compensation
Full Professors
Salary Equitysort descending
Full Professors
Prince William Sound Community College Associate with Ranks ALASKA $0 N/A 0 -
Chapman University Master CALIFORNIA $147,300 1.7% 155 $190,800 79.1
University of the Pacific Master CALIFORNIA $115,600 0.4% 159 $180,100 82.8
University of Southern California Doctoral CALIFORNIA $181,600 3.9% 840 $246,700 85.2
University of Alaska Fairbanks Doctoral ALASKA $106,700 2.4% 130 $136,900 85.6
University of San Diego Doctoral CALIFORNIA $140,600 2.9% 198 $186,900 86.4
Golden Gate University-San Francisco Master CALIFORNIA $105,900 N/A 31 - 86.7
University of Alaska Anchorage Master ALASKA $105,000 -0.2% 119 $135,200 88.2
University of California-San Diego Doctoral CALIFORNIA $171,200 N/A 580 $231,900 88.2
Santa Clara University Master CALIFORNIA $157,500 2.1% 155 $205,700 88.5


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