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Highest Faculty Salaries: Large Colleges and Universities

This data is sourced from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System ( http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/ ).

About the study

This study of the highest paid faculty includes schools with at least 10,000 students, but excludes specialized, dedicated professional schools like medical and law schools.

Elite universities like Harvard and New York University top this list, with UCLA at the top of the public institutions.

This data is sourced from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/, 2013-2014).

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Institution City State Average Salary Undergraduate Enrollment
Harvard University Cambridge MA $205,506 10534
New York University New York NY $195,165 22615
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia PA $192,276 11525
University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles CA $170,361 28674
University of Southern California Los Angeles CA $162,702 18445
University of California-Berkeley Berkeley CA $162,504 25951
George Washington University Washington DC $162,135 10357
Cornell University Ithaca NY $160,443 14393
Boston University Boston MA $159,507 18165
Northeastern University Boston MA $156,267 13223
The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson TX $155,250 13049
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor MI $154,746 28283
University of Miami Coral Gables FL $149,544 11380
University of California-San Diego La Jolla CA $145,953 23805
University of California-Irvine Irvine CA $144,792 23530
Drexel University Philadelphia PA $144,648 16616
University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville VA $144,630 16087
University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara CA $144,441 19362
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill NC $143,532 18370
University of Delaware Newark DE $142,092 18487
University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham AL $140,742 11502
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign IL $140,652 32695
University of Connecticut Storrs CT $140,652 18032
St John's University-New York Queens NY $139,383 15773
Rutgers University-New Brunswick New Brunswick NJ $138,195 33901
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus University Park PA $137,898 40085
The University of Texas at Austin Austin TX $137,871 39979
University of Massachusetts-Amherst Amherst MA $136,305 22134
University of Maryland-College Park College Park MD $136,224 26658
University of Houston Houston TX $136,071 31706
The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa AL $135,252 29440
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh PA $134,559 18615
Arizona State University-Tempe Tempe AZ $133,470 38730
University of Massachusetts-Lowell Lowell MA $132,453 12734
George Mason University Fairfax VA $132,363 21990
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus Atlanta GA $132,021 14558
University of California-Riverside Riverside CA $131,112 18621
Michigan State University East Lansing MI $131,040 37985
University of California-Santa Cruz Santa Cruz CA $130,770 15695
Saint Louis University Saint Louis MO $130,248 12567
DePaul University Chicago IL $129,618 16420
Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus OH $129,393 44201
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis MN $128,934 34449
Texas A & M University-College Station College Station TX $128,367 44072
Stony Brook University Stony Brook NY $128,277 15992
University of California-Davis Davis CA $128,178 26533
Temple University Philadelphia PA $126,261 28068
University of Florida Gainesville FL $126,072 33168
University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago IL $126,054 16671
University of Massachusetts-Boston Boston MA $125,631 12366
University of Colorado Boulder Boulder CO $124,929 26096
University of Iowa Iowa City IA $124,740 21974
Purdue University-Main Campus West Lafayette IN $124,569 30446
University of South Carolina-Columbia Columbia SC $124,524 24180
Clemson University Clemson SC $123,795 16931
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville Knoxville TN $123,561 21182
University of Colorado Denver Denver CO $122,337 13010
Syracuse University Syracuse NY $121,995 15097
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg VA $121,212 24034
University of Arizona Tucson AZ $120,924 31670
University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle WA $120,555 29756
University of New Hampshire-Main Campus Durham NH $120,546 12516
Loyola University Chicago Chicago IL $120,465 10168
Florida International University Miami FL $119,898 39142
University at Buffalo Buffalo NY $119,673 19831
University of North Texas Denton TX $119,268 31243
University of Central Florida Orlando FL $119,223 51333
Indiana University-Bloomington Bloomington IN $119,079 36862
University of Nevada-Las Vegas Las Vegas NV $118,971 23097
The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio TX $118,935 24342
North Carolina State University at Raleigh Raleigh NC $118,548 24536
Wayne State University Detroit MI $118,530 18602
University of Kansas Lawrence KS $117,837 19217
University of Utah Salt Lake City UT $117,693 24492
University of Vermont Burlington VT $116,910 10912
West Virginia University Morgantown WV $116,856 22757
University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu HI $116,766 14499
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester NY $116,676 13880
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln NE $116,568 19376
University of Nevada-Reno Reno NV $116,496 15694
SUNY at Albany Albany NY $116,118 12822
University of Louisville Louisville KY $115,650 15954
Iowa State University Ames IA $115,164 27659
University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus Norman OK $114,894 20985
Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond VA $114,876 23356
University of Missouri-Columbia Columbia MO $114,840 26928
College of DuPage Glen Ellyn IL $114,579 28627
Texas Tech University Lubbock TX $114,228 27044
National University La Jolla CA $113,337 10074
University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison WI $113,094 30728
Elgin Community College Elgin IL $112,788 11285
Colorado State University-Fort Collins Fort Collins CO $112,743 23548
University of Oregon Eugene OR $112,671 20797
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge LA $112,662 24923
SUNY at Binghamton Vestal NY $112,599 12997
William Paterson University of New Jersey Wayne NJ $112,545 10027
Florida State University Tallahassee FL $112,329 32528
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte NC $112,311 21503
Nassau Community College Garden City NY $112,212 23318
Oregon State University Corvallis OR $111,897 23157

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