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
University of Maine at Augusta Baccalaureate MAINE $81,500 N/A 28 $112,200 91.7
Governors State University Master ILLINOIS $102,600 N/A 30 - 106.3
Saint Anthony College of Nursing Baccalaureate ILLINOIS $0 N/A 0 -
University of Chicago Doctoral ILLINOIS $234,300 N/A 655 $297,500 84.7
Aurora University Master ILLINOIS $92,200 -0.5% 22 $119,900 100.9
Saint Xavier University Master ILLINOIS $79,100 0.0% 26 $100,000 101.4
University of Maine at Machias Baccalaureate MAINE $69,200 0.0% 9 $100,000 102.9
Lincoln Christian University Baccalaureate ILLINOIS $52,900 0.0% 18 $68,100 97.9
University of Illinois at Springfield Master ILLINOIS $111,200 0.0% 16 $145,100 90.2
Knox College Baccalaureate ILLINOIS $82,000 0.1% 37 $102,000 99.7


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