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. Salarysort ascending
Full Professors
Avg. Change
Continuing Full Professors
Full Professors
Avg. Total Compensation
Full Professors
Salary Equity
Full Professors
Stanford University Doctoral CALIFORNIA $246,200 4.5% 676 $303,500 94.0
California Institute of Technology Doctoral CALIFORNIA $204,200 3.1% 249 $250,100 94.5
University of California-Los Angeles Doctoral CALIFORNIA $204,000 N/A 964 $272,500 90.2
University of California-Berkeley Doctoral CALIFORNIA $191,200 N/A 840 $257,600 93.8
University of Southern California Doctoral CALIFORNIA $181,600 3.9% 840 $246,700 85.2
University of California-Santa Barbara Doctoral CALIFORNIA $176,100 N/A 524 $236,300 89.7
University of California-Irvine Doctoral CALIFORNIA $171,300 N/A 584 $230,500 93.9
University of California-San Diego Doctoral CALIFORNIA $171,200 N/A 580 $231,900 88.2
Claremont McKenna College Baccalaureate CALIFORNIA $166,800 3.1% 60 $202,100 97.0
University of California-Davis Doctoral CALIFORNIA $165,600 N/A 781 $253,800 93.4


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