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. Changesort descending
Full Professors
Full Professors
Avg. Total Compensation
Full Professors
Salary Equity
Full Professors
Wake Forest University Master NORTH CAROLINA $151,700 3.2% 194 $191,000 85.4
University of North Carolina School of the Arts Master NORTH CAROLINA $79,100 3.4% 26 $102,300 104.4
Wesleyan University Master CONNECTICUT $152,600 4.1% 116 $195,100 95.9
University of Bridgeport Master CONNECTICUT $103,400 4.6% 19 - 101.2
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Doctoral NORTH CAROLINA $126,700 4.9% 231 $160,100 85.1
Guilford College Baccalaureate NORTH CAROLINA $74,700 9.5% 32 $95,000 94.8
Chowan University Baccalaureate NORTH CAROLINA $76,500 13.9% 14 $105,700 111.5


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