Dear Commons Community,
The American Association of University Professors issued its annual report of faculty salaries , “It’s Not Over Yet: The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 2010–11.” Essentially it found a continuation of a long-term trend of institutions using more graduate student employees, part-time professors and non-tenure-track instructors. Such appointments now make up more than three-quarters of total faculty, compared with two-thirds in 1995. Included in its findings:
.Average faculty salaries rose 1.4 percent from 2009-10 to 2010-11, even though average pay decreased at 30 percent of colleges and universities;
.Full professors at doctoral universities earned $127,296 for the current academic year, and assistant professors $72,893.
.There is a gap between public universities, where full professors averaged $118,054 and assistant professors $69,777, and private institutions, where full professors’ average salary was $157,282 and assistant professors’ $86,189.
.Pay is substantially less at liberal arts colleges and community colleges.
.Men continue to earn substantially more than women.
This report is based on data from a survey of more than 1,300 colleges and universities.