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April 13, 2017

Most faculty pay here exceeds national average

An annual survey by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) shows that average salaries for faculty members on the Pittsburgh campus, except for instructors and lecturers, exceeded the nationwide average for faculty at public doctoral institutions.

The AAUP’s recently released 2017 report on the economic status of the profession finds that full professors here averaged $149,400, above the national average of $124,485 for professors at public doctoral institutions. Pittsburgh campus associate professors averaged $99,900 (compared to $90,619 nationwide) and assistant professors averaged $81,500 ($79,126 nationwide).

Instructors, who averaged $44,900 on the Pittsburgh campus, trailed the national average for their rank, which was $57,673 at public doctoral institutions. Lecturers lagged as well, averaging $51,600, compared to $60,175 nationwide.

Combined, faculty of all ranks on the Pittsburgh campus averaged $98,600, higher than the national average of $92,222 at public doctoral institutions.

The data, which cover full-time faculty categorized as “primarily instructional” and “instructional/research/public service,” exclude clinical or basic science faculty, medical faculty and military faculty.

Salaries by gender on the Pittsburgh campus

By gender, average salaries for female faculty members on the Pittsburgh campus trailed the average for men of the same rank. Male professors on the Pittsburgh campus averaged $154,400 while women at that rank averaged $136,000. Male associate professors averaged $100,800 while women at that rank averaged $98,700. Male assistant professors averaged $85,200 and women averaged $78,100. Male instructors averaged $49,900 and women averaged $42,800.

Across all ranks, male faculty on the Pittsburgh campus averaged $110,800; their female counterparts averaged $88,700.

Average salaries for female faculty at public doctoral institutions nationwide likewise trailed the averages for men.

Across all ranks, male faculty averaged $101,447; female faculty averaged $85,344. At the professor rank nationally, men at public doctoral institutions averaged $127,615, women $116,223; at the associate professor rank, men averaged $92,990, women $87,652; at the assistant professor rank, men averaged $81,977, women $76,072, and at the instructor rank, men averaged $60,307, women $56,771.

Continuing faculty raises on the Pittsburgh campus

Continuing faculty on the Pittsburgh campus saw smaller average pay increases than their peers at public doctoral institutions nationwide.

Professors here averaged a 2.7 percent increase in 2016-17 (compared with 2.9 percent on average for professors at public doctoral institutions); associate professors averaged 2.9 percent (3.4 percent nationwide); assistant professors averaged 2.4 percent (3.6 percent nationwide), and instructors averaged 1.9 percent (3.2 percent nationwide).

Average pay at Pitt’s regional campuses

• Bradford, Greensburg and Johnstown

Faculty in most ranks at Pitt’s three Carnegie category IIB (baccalaureate) campuses — Bradford, Greensburg and Johnstown — earned salaries lower than the national average for public IIB schools.

The AAUP survey showed professors at public IIB schools averaged $87,139 (men $87,876; women $85,158); associate professors averaged $71,379 (men $72,183; women $69,536); assistant professors, $60,382 (men $60,917; women $59,706); instructors, $48,760 (men $48,499; women $48,884); and lecturers $51,694 (men $52,537; women $51,771).

In categories with three or fewer individuals, data were suppressed.

In comparison:

At Pitt-Bradford, professors averaged $86,800 (men $86,400; data for women were suppressed); associate professors averaged $71,700 (men $73,200; women $67,600); assistant professors averaged $58,500 (men $59,300; women $57,300), and instructors averaged $49,900. Data for male and female instructors were suppressed. Across all ranks combined, faculty at Pitt-Bradford averaged $66,400 (men $70,800; women $64,900).

At Pitt-Greensburg, professors averaged $81,500 (male/female data suppressed); associate professors averaged $71,200 (men $71,600; women $70,600); assistant professors averaged $60,200 (men $61,700; women $59,500), and instructors averaged $43,600 (men $49,800; women $40,400). Across all ranks combined, faculty at Pitt-Greensburg averaged $61,900 (men $70,600; women $64,900).

At Pitt-Johnstown, professors averaged $92,600 (men $92,500; data for women were suppressed); associate professors averaged $71,100 (men $72,700; women $68,400), assistant professors averaged $56,400 (men $57,500; women $54,900) and instructors averaged $50,300 (men $53,300; women $48,700). Across all ranks combined, faculty at Pitt-Johnstown averaged $63,700 (men $69,100; women $62,800).

• Titusville

At Pitt-Titusville, average salary data for the professor rank were suppressed; full professors at public Carnegie category III schools (associate’s with ranks) nationwide averaged $82,817.

Associate professors at UPT averaged $66,000 ($69,738 nationwide); assistant professors averaged $54,200 ($60,753 nationwide), and instructors averaged $48,000 ($50,959 nationwide).

Average salaries by gender were revealed only for the assistant professor rank at UPT, which was made up of four men and eight women. The men averaged $62,200; women $50,200.

Across all ranks combined, men at Pitt-Titusville averaged $64,400; women averaged $52,000.

Continuing faculty raises at Pitt’s regionals

• Bradford, Greensburg and Johnstown

Continuing faculty at public category IIB schools averaged a 3.4 percent increase across all ranks. Those at the professor rank averaged a 3.1 percent pay increase in 2016-17; associate professors averaged 3.7 percent; assistant professors 4.1 percent; and instructors 3.2 percent.

In comparison:

Among continuing faculty at UPB, raises averaged 1.8 percent for professors; 2.1 percent for associate professors; 1.4 percent for assistant professors; and 1.3 percent for instructors.

Among continuing faculty at UPG, raises averaged 1.2 percent for professors; 2.2 percent for associate professors; 1.8 percent for assistant professors; and 1.8 percent for instructors.

Among continuing faculty at UPJ, raises averaged 1.4 percent for professors; 1.9 percent for associate professors; 2.3 percent for assistant professors; and 1.4 percent for instructors.

• Titusville

Continuing faculty at public category III (associate’s with ranks) schools averaged a 3.7 percent increase across all ranks. The average was 3 percent at the professor rank; 3.9 percent for associate professors; 4 percent for assistant professors; and 4.4 percent for instructors.

At Pitt-Titusville, raises for continuing faculty averaged 1.3 percent for associate professors; 1.7 percent for assistant professors; and 1.6 percent for instructors. The average was suppressed for the professor rank.

The full report is posted at www.aaup.org/annual-report-2016-17 .

—Kimberly K. Barlow


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