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Highest Faculty Salaries: All Colleges and Universities

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

About the study

The faculty salaries in this list were derived by pulling the average salary equated to 9 months of full-time instructional staff for professors. Institutions that are exclusively professional schools (like law or medical schools) were not included in this study.

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

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InstitutionCityStateAverage SalaryUndergraduate Enrollment
Stanford UniversityStanfordCA$210,3397274
University of ChicagoChicagoIL$208,6385703
Harvard UniversityCambridgeMA$205,50610534
New York UniversityNew YorkNY$195,16522615
Columbia University in the City of New YorkNew YorkNY$193,7977970
Yale UniversityNew HavenCT$192,5465430
University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaPA$192,27611525
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeMA$187,1284528
Princeton UniversityPrincetonNJ$185,6255323
Northwestern UniversityEvanstonIL$181,9539283
Babson CollegeWellesleyMA$178,1372106
Duke UniversityDurhamNC$176,3286646
Washington University in St LouisSaint LouisMO$173,2507336
Georgetown UniversityWashingtonDC$171,6127636
Rice UniversityHoustonTX$171,4143965
Humphreys College-Stockton and Modesto CampusesStocktonCA$170,919757
Vanderbilt UniversityNashvilleTN$170,6496835
University of California-Los AngelesLos AngelesCA$170,36128674
Boston CollegeChestnut HillMA$168,4449698
Dartmouth CollegeHanoverNH$167,7604276
California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaCA$166,050977
University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesCA$162,70218445
University of California-BerkeleyBerkeleyCA$162,50425951
George Washington UniversityWashingtonDC$162,13510357
Brown UniversityProvidenceRI$161,2356455
Cornell UniversityIthacaNY$160,44314393
American UniversityWashingtonDC$160,3807340
Boston UniversityBostonMA$159,50718165
University of Notre DameNotre DameIN$158,6798477
University of RochesterRochesterNY$158,3016177
Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreMD$158,2026117
Northeastern UniversityBostonMA$156,26713223
The University of Texas at DallasRichardsonTX$155,25013049
University of Michigan-Ann ArborAnn ArborMI$154,74628283
Fordham UniversityBronxNY$154,3598345
Wellesley CollegeWellesleyMA$153,0362474
Emory UniversityAtlantaGA$152,3707836
Bentley UniversityWalthamMA$151,8574247
New Jersey Institute of TechnologyNewarkNJ$150,7597317
Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghPA$150,1925917
University of MiamiMiamiFL$149,54411380
Rutgers University-NewarkNewarkNJ$148,6627217
Bryant UniversitySmithfieldRI$148,2393287
University of RichmondUniversity of RichmondPA$147,4563215
Barnard CollegeNew YorkNY$147,0692489
Santa Clara UniversitySanta ClaraCA$146,4125435
Pomona CollegeClaremontCA$146,0881610
Southern Methodist UniversityDallasTX$146,0346357
University of California-San DiegoLa JollaCA$145,95323805
Tulane University of LouisianaNew OrleansLA$145,1978290
Hofstra UniversityHempsteadNY$145,1886826
University of California-IrvineIrvineCA$144,79223530
Drexel UniversityPhiladelphiaPA$144,64816616
University of Virginia-Main CampusCharlottesvilleVA$144,63016087
University of California-Santa BarbaraSanta BarbaraCA$144,44119362
University of San FranciscoSan FranciscoCA$143,7486392
Amherst CollegeAmherstMA$143,6671785
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillNC$143,53218370
Washington and Lee UniversityLexingtonVA$143,0821855
Lehigh UniversityBethlehemPA$142,3894931
University of DelawareNewarkDE$142,09218487
Wake Forest UniversityWinston SalemNC$141,4444823
Chapman UniversityOrangeCA$141,1926005
University of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamAL$140,74211502
Swarthmore CollegeSwarthmorePA$140,7151534
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignChampaignIL$140,65232695
University of ConnecticutStorrsCT$140,65218032
University of Connecticut-Tri-CampusWaterburyCT$140,6522518
University of Connecticut-StamfordStamfordCT$140,6521363
University of Connecticut-Avery PointAvery PointCT$140,652682
The New SchoolNew YorkNY$140,2566777
St John's University-New YorkNew YorkNY$139,38315773
Williams CollegeWilliamstownMA$138,9242096
Walsh College of Accountancy and Business AdministrationTroyMI$138,663994
Harvey Mudd CollegeClaremontCA$138,573807
Rutgers University-New BrunswickNew BrunswickNJ$138,1954842
Pennsylvania State University-Main CampusUniversity ParkPA$137,89840085
The University of Texas at AustinAustinTX$137,87139979
Colgate UniversityHamiltonNY$137,5382890

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