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 descending
Full Professors
Avg. Change
Continuing Full Professors
Full Professors
Avg. Total Compensation
Full Professors
Salary Equity
Full Professors
University of Pennsylvania Doctoral PENNSYLVANIA $217,300 3.5% 626 $281,100 91.3
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Doctoral MASSACHUSETTS $222,800 4.5% 644 $276,500 100.4
University of Chicago Doctoral ILLINOIS $234,300 N/A 655 $297,500 84.7
Princeton University Doctoral NEW JERSEY $238,000 3.7% 487 $307,400 91.3
Harvard University Doctoral MASSACHUSETTS $245,800 3.1% 979 $299,100 91.8
Stanford University Doctoral CALIFORNIA $246,200 4.5% 676 $303,500 94.0
Columbia University in the City of New York Doctoral NEW YORK $251,300 3.7% 781 $305,900 88.6


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