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Highest Faculty Salaries: Large 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

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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InstitutionCityStateAverage SalaryUndergraduate Enrollment
Harvard UniversityCambridgeMA$205,50610534
New York UniversityNew YorkNY$195,16522615
University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaPA$192,27611525
University of California-Los AngelesLos AngelesCA$170,36128674
University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesCA$162,70218445
University of California-BerkeleyBerkeleyCA$162,50425951
George Washington UniversityWashingtonDC$162,13510357
Cornell UniversityIthacaNY$160,44314393
Boston UniversityBostonMA$159,50718165
Northeastern UniversityBostonMA$156,26713223
The University of Texas at DallasRichardsonTX$155,25013049
University of Michigan-Ann ArborAnn ArborMI$154,74628283
University of MiamiCoral GablesFL$149,54411380
University of California-San DiegoLa JollaCA$145,95323805
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 North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillNC$143,53218370
University of DelawareNewarkDE$142,09218487
University of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamAL$140,74211502
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignChampaignIL$140,65232695
University of ConnecticutStorrsCT$140,65218032
St John's University-New YorkQueensNY$139,38315773
Rutgers University-New BrunswickNew BrunswickNJ$138,19533901
Pennsylvania State University-Main CampusUniversity ParkPA$137,89840085
The University of Texas at AustinAustinTX$137,87139979
University of Massachusetts-AmherstAmherstMA$136,30522134
University of Maryland-College ParkCollege ParkMD$136,22426658
University of HoustonHoustonTX$136,07131706
The University of AlabamaTuscaloosaAL$135,25229440
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh CampusPittsburghPA$134,55918615
Arizona State University-TempeTempeAZ$133,47038730
University of Massachusetts-LowellLowellMA$132,45312734
George Mason UniversityFairfaxVA$132,36321990
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main CampusAtlantaGA$132,02114558
University of California-RiversideRiversideCA$131,11218621
Michigan State UniversityEast LansingMI$131,04037985
University of California-Santa CruzSanta CruzCA$130,77015695
Saint Louis UniversitySaint LouisMO$130,24812567
DePaul UniversityChicagoIL$129,61816420
Ohio State University-Main CampusColumbusOH$129,39344201
University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesMinneapolisMN$128,93434449
Texas A & M University-College StationCollege StationTX$128,36744072
Stony Brook UniversityStony BrookNY$128,27715992
University of California-DavisDavisCA$128,17826533
Temple UniversityPhiladelphiaPA$126,26128068
University of FloridaGainesvilleFL$126,07233168
University of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoIL$126,05416671
University of Massachusetts-BostonBostonMA$125,63112366
University of Colorado BoulderBoulderCO$124,92926096
University of IowaIowa CityIA$124,74021974
Purdue University-Main CampusWest LafayetteIN$124,56930446
University of South Carolina-ColumbiaColumbiaSC$124,52424180
Clemson UniversityClemsonSC$123,79516931
The University of Tennessee-KnoxvilleKnoxvilleTN$123,56121182
University of Colorado DenverDenverCO$122,33713010
Syracuse UniversitySyracuseNY$121,99515097
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgVA$121,21224034
University of ArizonaTucsonAZ$120,92431670
University of Washington-Seattle CampusSeattleWA$120,55529756
University of New Hampshire-Main CampusDurhamNH$120,54612516
Loyola University ChicagoChicagoIL$120,46510168
Florida International UniversityMiamiFL$119,89839142
University at BuffaloBuffaloNY$119,67319831
University of North TexasDentonTX$119,26831243
University of Central FloridaOrlandoFL$119,22351333
Indiana University-BloomingtonBloomingtonIN$119,07936862
University of Nevada-Las VegasLas VegasNV$118,97123097
The University of Texas at San AntonioSan AntonioTX$118,93524342
North Carolina State University at RaleighRaleighNC$118,54824536
Wayne State UniversityDetroitMI$118,53018602
University of KansasLawrenceKS$117,83719217
University of UtahSalt Lake CityUT$117,69324492
University of VermontBurlingtonVT$116,91010912
West Virginia UniversityMorgantownWV$116,85622757
University of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluHI$116,76614499
Rochester Institute of TechnologyRochesterNY$116,67613880
University of Nebraska-LincolnLincolnNE$116,56819376
University of Nevada-RenoRenoNV$116,49615694
SUNY at AlbanyAlbanyNY$116,11812822
University of LouisvilleLouisvilleKY$115,65015954
Iowa State UniversityAmesIA$115,16427659
University of Oklahoma-Norman CampusNormanOK$114,89420985
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondVA$114,87623356
University of Missouri-ColumbiaColumbiaMO$114,84026928
College of DuPageGlen EllynIL$114,57928627
Texas Tech UniversityLubbockTX$114,22827044
National UniversityLa JollaCA$113,33710074
University of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonWI$113,09430728
Elgin Community CollegeElginIL$112,78811285
Colorado State University-Fort CollinsFort CollinsCO$112,74323548
University of OregonEugeneOR$112,67120797
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical CollegeBaton RougeLA$112,66224923
SUNY at BinghamtonVestalNY$112,59912997
William Paterson University of New JerseyWayneNJ$112,54510027
Florida State UniversityTallahasseeFL$112,32932528
University of North Carolina at CharlotteCharlotteNC$112,31121503
Nassau Community CollegeGarden CityNY$112,21223318
Oregon State UniversityCorvallisOR$111,89723157

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