AAUP Faculty Compensation Survey

2015-16 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 2016 iteration of the survey includes information on salary and benefits for more than 385,000 faculty members from 1,023 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. Change
Continuing Full Professors
Full Professors
Avg. Total Compensation
Full Professors
Salary Equity
Full Professors
Scripps Coll Baccalaureate CALIFORNIA $133,400 4.4% 33 $183,100 98.6
Sonoma St U Master’s CALIFORNIA $91,800 N/A 121 $122,300 96.2
Stanford U Doctoral CALIFORNIA $229,600 3.8% 670 $281,300 95.8
U California-Berkeley Doctoral CALIFORNIA $178,900 N/A 865 $239,800 91.6
U California-Davis Doctoral CALIFORNIA $151,400 N/A 789 $204,900 91.5
U California-Irvine Doctoral CALIFORNIA $159,400 N/A 543 $215,100 96.3
U California-Los Angeles Doctoral CALIFORNIA $187,800 N/A 963 $251,100 91.0
U California-Merced Baccalaureate CALIFORNIA $147,800 N/A 44 $200,400 85.7
U California-Riverside Doctoral CALIFORNIA $148,700 N/A 314 $201,500 94.4
U California-San Diego Doctoral CALIFORNIA $159,800 N/A 557 $215,600 88.5


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