The median salary of full-time faculty members in 2011-12 is 1.9 percent higher than it was a year ago, according to Inside Higher Ed, reporting on a study by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. The median increase was greater at private institutions (2.3 percent) than at public institutions (1.1 percent).
In Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, professors earned an average of $103,536, associate professors $85,280, assistant professors $72,381, and instructors $54,237.
Engineering professors earned an average of $117,911, associate professors $89,754, assistant professors $76,938, and instructors $60,950. In engineering technologies and engineering related fields, professors earned $89,214, associate professors $73,507, assistant professors $62,922, and instructors $52,183.