Faculty Salaries at Research (Very High Research Activity) and AAU* Institutions, 2014-2015

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Institution Professor Associate Assistant
Rank Average Rank Average Rank Average
*Stanford University 1 $224,300 3 $141,500 1 $122,500
*Columbia University in the City of New York 2 $223,900 1 $151,700 5 $114,100
*University of Chicago 3 $217,300 9 $124,300 7 $112,300
*Princeton University 4 $215,900 5 $133,000 12 $104,600
*Harvard University 5 $213,500 6 $128,100 6 $113,300
*Yale University 6 $198,400 13 $117,300 18 $99,600
*University of Pennsylvania 7 $197,500 8 $125,200 2 $119,600
*New York University 8 $196,900 15 $114,700 8 $111,200
*Massachusetts Institute of Technology 9 $193,900 4 $134,000 4 $114,300
*Duke University 10 $193,300 7 $126,800 11 $105,400
*California Institute of Technology 11 $188,400 2 $143,000 3 $118,900
*Northwestern University 12 $187,400 10 $120,600 9 $106,900
*Washington University in St Louis 13 $186,900 19 $112,900 16 $102,000
*University of California-Los Angeles 14 $181,000 12 $117,700 21 $97,100
*Vanderbilt University 15 $180,600 24 $108,600 34 $91,000
Dartmouth College 16 $178,600 18 $113,200 17 $100,100
Georgetown University 17 $178,200 16 $114,200 13 $103,300
*Rice University 18 $178,100 21 $111,700 19 $98,500
*University of California-Berkeley 19 $172,700 14 $115,500 15 $103,000
*Cornell University 20 $169,500 11 $118,300 13 $103,300
*Brown University 21 $168,600 20 $112,300 29 $92,300
*University of Southern California 22 $166,800 30 $104,700 26 $92,900
*Boston University 23 $165,500 17 $113,600 23 $96,800
University of Notre Dame 24 $164,900 23 $108,700 24 $95,700
Yeshiva University 25 $164,600 69 $91,500 30 $91,900
George Washington University 26 $163,500 22 $109,900 36 $90,100
*University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 27 $160,900 28 $106,800 33 $91,400
*University of Virginia-Main Campus 28 $156,900 29 $104,900 35 $90,600
University of Miami 29 $156,000 35 $102,500 43 $86,900
*Carnegie Mellon University 30 $155,000 25 $108,300 10 $106,100
*Johns Hopkins University 31 $154,700 27 $107,500 37 $90,000
*University of Maryland-College Park 32 $154,200 26 $107,600 27 $92,600
*University of California-San Diego 33 $153,900 38 $100,900 32 $91,800
*University of California-Santa Barbara 34 $152,800 57 $93,600 67 $81,200
*University of California-Irvine 35 $152,600 42 $99,000 44 $86,800
*Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus 36 $151,700 33 $103,300 22 $96,900
*University of Rochester 37 $150,300 32 $103,400 20 $98,000
University of Connecticut 38 $149,900 39 $99,700 76 $79,100
*The University of Texas at Austin 39 $149,400 49 $96,800 38 $89,600
*University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 40 $149,100 40 $99,300 30 $91,900
*Stony Brook University 41 $148,100 36 $101,800 56 $84,500
University of Delaware 42 $147,900 34 $102,600 44 $86,800
*Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 43 $147,000 41 $99,200 42 $87,200
*University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 44 $146,600 44 $98,900 56 $84,500
Tufts University 45 $145,800 31 $104,500 47 $86,500
*Tulane University of Louisiana 46 $145,300 72 $90,800 60 $83,200
*University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus 47 $144,200 50 $96,400 69 $80,900
*University of California-Davis 48 $144,000 46 $98,300 44 $86,800
*Ohio State University-Main Campus 49 $142,200 51 $96,100 53 $85,200
University of Illinois at Chicago 50 $141,800 36 $101,800 40 $87,900
University of California-Riverside 51 $140,900 76 $89,300 50 $85,400
Arizona State University 52 $140,700 55 $94,800 49 $85,800
University of Houston 53 $139,800 60 $93,000 39 $88,200
*Michigan State University 54 $139,500 56 $93,700 91 $74,200
University of Massachusetts Amherst 55 $139,200 45 $98,800 50 $85,400
University of California-Santa Cruz 56 $138,300 54 $95,200 61 $83,100
*Case Western Reserve University 57 $137,300 60 $93,000 72 $79,600
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 58 $136,900 48 $97,500 25 $93,500
*University of Iowa 59 $136,700 67 $91,700 78 $78,900
*Brandeis University 60 $135,300 43 $99,000 52 $85,300
*University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 60 $135,300 57 $93,600 54 $84,900
*Indiana University-Bloomington 62 $135,000 63 $92,400 41 $87,700
*University of Florida 63 $133,700 75 $89,400 75 $79,200
*State University at Buffalo 64 $133,300 59 $93,300 70 $80,600
University of Alabama at Birmingham 65 $132,900 81 $87,900 86 $76,100
*University of Washington-Seattle Campus 66 $132,400 46 $98,300 27 $92,600
Virginia Polytechnic Institute 66 $132,400 68 $91,600 74 $79,400
University of Central Florida 68 $131,800 80 $88,300 88 $74,900
*University of Colorado Boulder 69 $131,600 53 $95,500 48 $86,000
*Texas A & M University-College Station 70 $131,400 73 $90,700 59 $83,500
*Purdue University-Main Campus 71 $130,300 62 $92,500 65 $81,500
The University of Tennessee 71 $130,300 64 $92,000 84 $77,200
University of Utah 73 $129,000 77 $89,100 81 $78,400
*University of Wisconsin-Madison 74 $128,100 52 $95,800 54 $84,900
*University of Oregon 75 $126,200 64 $92,000 58 $83,800
*Iowa State University 76 $125,700 69 $91,500 63 $82,000
*University of Kansas 77 $125,400 90 $83,500 89 $74,700
SUNY at Albany 78 $125,300 71 $91,100 92 $74,000
University of Hawaii at Manoa 79 $125,200 73 $90,700 79 $78,800
Georgia State University 80 $124,600 91 $83,400 65 $81,500
Wayne State University 81 $124,400 64 $92,000 82 $78,300
North Carolina State University at Raleigh 82 $124,000 82 $87,800 80 $78,700
*University of Arizona 83 $123,700 87 $85,100 90 $74,500
Washington State University 84 $122,800 84 $85,800 68 $81,000
*University of Missouri-Columbia 85 $121,900 97 $80,700 101 $67,500
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 86 $120,800 89 $83,600 71 $80,100
Colorado State University-Fort Collins 87 $120,000 83 $87,200 77 $79,000
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus 87 $120,000 99 $78,800 96 $71,100
University of Arkansas 89 $119,300 88 $84,200 83 $78,000
University of Louisville 90 $119,200 100 $78,500 102 $65,400
Florida State University 91 $118,500 92 $82,900 62 $82,900
Louisiana State University 92 $117,900 94 $82,700 87 $75,800
University of Kentucky 93 $117,400 85 $85,700 84 $77,200
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 94 $116,400 98 $80,600 98 $69,400
University of Georgia 94 $116,400 86 $85,500 64 $81,600
University of Alabama at Huntsville 96 $115,500 79 $88,500 94 $73,500
Oregon State University 97 $114,900 78 $88,900 72 $79,600
University of New Mexico-Main Campus 98 $114,800 94 $82,700 93 $73,800
University of South Florida-Main Campus 99 $113,100 92 $82,900 95 $71,800
North Dakota State University-Main Campus 100 $111,100 96 $82,400 97 $69,500
Mississippi State University 101 $103,800 101 $77,400 99 $68,700
Montana State University 102 $97,700 102 $73,500 100 $67,800

* Indicates member of the Association of American Universities.

Note: All institutions are classified as RU/VH, research universities with very high research activity, by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Note: BOLD values indicate ties in salaries.

Note: Data was not available for the following institutions: CUNY Graduate School and University Center, Emory University, Rockefeller University, Rutgers University, University of South Carolina-Columbia, and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Source: Office of Institutional Research & Assessment. Compiled from “Busting the Myths: The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 2014-15,” reported in Academe, March-April, 2015

Updated April 22, 2015.