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
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary Baccalaureate IOWA $46,600 N/A 10 $63,300
Allen College Master IOWA $80,900 2.5% 11 $112,800
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 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
Drake University Master IOWA $113,000 1.2% 85 $153,700 87.8
University of California-San Diego Doctoral CALIFORNIA $171,200 N/A 580 $231,900 88.2
University of Iowa Doctoral IOWA $141,100 3.2% 479 $198,700 88.3


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