Faculty salary news brief

Lawrence faculty salaries near average
According to recently published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, the average salary during the 2002-2003 academic year for professors at private Baccalaureate institutions was $79,928. The average salaries for associate and assistant professors at these institutions were $57,340 and $47,409, respectively. Comparatively, the average salary for a Lawrence professor during the 2002-2003 academic year was $71,445. The average for associate professors at Lawrence was $57,358 and $47,500 for assistant professors.

The American Association of University Professors has noted that there has been a continual gap in salary discrepancy between male and female professors at all levels. For example, a full professor at a doctoral institution averaged $99,502 last year. Women in the same position made about $9,000 less.

Steve Butts, Director of Institutional Research at Lawrence, noted “in past years if you take into account differences in the proportions of the sexes in the different ranks and in the seniority of women compared to men, there is very little difference in salaries by gender, and I suspect that this finding is true for this year as well.”

The highest paid full professors at a liberal arts college were those at Pomona College where they earned an average of $109,700 for the 2002-2003 year.

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