One-third of college faculty see their salaries dip

March 8, 2010

More than one third of college faculty nationwide took a pay cut this academic year, and overall faculty pay showed no salary increase, according to a new report. [Chronicle of Higher Education]

The typical professor had received a pay raise of as much as 4 percent in recent years.

The study, conducted by The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, collected data from more than 200,000 faculty members. The average decline in salary was 3 percent.

In contrast, only 8.3 percent of all college administrators had their salaries reduced.

Highest paid teaching disciplines included law ($102,101), business ($91,866) and engineering ($90,208).

Lowest paid disciplines included English ($60,850), parks & recreation ($61,709) and visual & performing arts ($61,898).