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 Compensationsort descending
Full Professors
Salary Equity
Full Professors
Troy U Master’s ALABAMA $75,900 3.5% 29 $0 86.7
Grand Canyon U Baccalaureate ARIZONA $75,500 N/A 8 $0
Dominican U California Master CALIFORNIA $102,400 2.3% 29 $0 99.0
Adams St U Baccalaureate COLORADO $66,000 8.5% 38 $0 97.3
Colorado St U-Pueblo Master’s COLORADO $81,200 N/A 41 $0 94.6
U Colorado Colorado Springs Master’s COLORADO $105,000 4.9% 79 $0 85.2
Western St Colorado U Baccalaureate COLORADO $74,200 N/A 46 $0 83.4
Southern Connecticut St U Master’s CONNECTICUT $107,300 6.0% 179 $0 99.1
U New Haven Master’s CONNECTICUT $128,800 3.7% 47 $0 86.1
U the District of Columbia Master DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA $108,800 N/A 64 $0 90.5


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