Average Faculty and Staff Salary Working on US Colleges By Academic Ranks and Occupation

This page summaries the average salary for faculty by academic ranks and staffs by occupation working for US colleges. First, next table shows the faculty (instructional Staff) average salary by academic rank. The average salary is calculated and weighted with for all 9, 10, 11, or 12-months contracted instructional staffs.

Average Faculty (Instructional Staff) Salary By Academic Rank At US colleges
Academic RankHeadcountAverage Salary (Month)Average Salary (Annual)
Professor159,049 $8,505$102,060
Associate professor135,646 $6,987$83,844
Assistant professor133,809 $6,064$72,768
Instructor95,856 $4,959$59,508
Lecturer32,672 $5,391$64,692
No academic rank53,950 $5,060$60,720
All instructional staff total610,982 $5,927$71,124
Next table summarizes non-instructional Staffs average salary and headcount by occupation.

Average Staffs Salary By Occupation At US colleges
OccupationHeadcountAverage Salary (Month)Average Salary (Annual)
Non-instructional staff total1,542,074 $4,499 $53,993
Postsecondary Teachers - Research43,590 $5,504 $66,048
Postsecondary Teachers - Public service9,061 $5,376 $64,518
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, other teaching and Instructional support113,886 $4,172 $50,066
Management230,532 $7,773 $93,272
Business and Financial Operations158,953 $4,653 $55,835
Computer, Engineering, and Science174,464 $4,968 $59,619
Community Service, Legal, Arts, and Media133,682 $4,398 $52,775
Healthcare Practioners and Technical36,694 $4,799 $57,594
Service190,304 $2,794 $33,528
Sales and related13,417 $3,541 $42,491
Office and Administrative Support349,634 $3,175 $38,105
Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance71,665 $3,698 $44,377
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving16,192 $3,579 $42,950
You can access all staffs and faculties statistics including occupation, gender, race, and new hiring at US colleges on Staff/Faculty Salary Directory

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