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 California-Merced Baccalaureate CALIFORNIA $151,100 N/A 55 $204,500 88.9
Saint Johns University Baccalaureate MINNESOTA $93,000 N/A 43 $122,500 100.7
Mount Saint Joseph University Master OHIO $71,300 N/A 15 $85,200 86.3
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Master PENNSYLVANIA $103,300 N/A 7 $135,800 98.8
Ivy Tech Community College Associate with Ranks INDIANA $70,300 N/A 90 $101,300 100.3
University of California-Riverside Doctoral CALIFORNIA $162,000 N/A 330 $225,700 94.2
Union College Baccalaureate KENTUCKY $130,100 N/A 88 $176,700 91.7
University of California-San Diego Doctoral CALIFORNIA $171,200 N/A 580 $231,900 88.2
University of Chicago Doctoral ILLINOIS $234,300 N/A 655 $297,500 84.7
University of Louisville Doctoral KENTUCKY $118,500 N/A 311 $170,500 89.1


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