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Columbia University in the City of New York Faculty Salary by Rank

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Faculty Salary: $176,939Staff Salary: $87,852
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Faculty Salary By Academic Rank

Total 1,583 faculties (full-time instructional staffs) work at Columbia University in the City of New York and the average salary for all faculties is $176,939 based on (equated to) 9-month contract. Columbia University's faculty salary increased by 1.18% compared to last year' salary.
  • The average Professor salary is $230,545 over 803 Professors.
  • The average Associate professor salary is $154,724 over 218 Associate professors.
  • The average Assistant professor salary is $129,837 over 213 Assistant professors.
  • The average Lecturer salary is $96,222 over 349 Lecturers.
The following tables show the average faculty salary by academic rank at Columbia University in the City of New York. The number in parentheses() is the number of faculties for the rank respectively.
All FacultyProfessorAssociate professorAssistant professorLecturer
All Faculty Salary at Columbia University in the City of New York
Contract LengthYearTotalMenWomen
Equated to 9-Month Contract2021 $176,939 (1,583)
+$2,060 (1.18%)
$190,616 (1,004)
+$1,949 (1.03%)
$153,223 (579)
+$2,968 (1.98%)
2020$174,879 (1,652) $188,667 (1,059) $150,255 (593)
9-Month Contract2021 $176,939 (1,583)
+$2,060 (1.18%)
$190,616 (1,004)
+$1,949 (1.03%)
$153,223 (579)
+$2,968 (1.98%)
2020$174,879 (1,652) $188,667 (1,059) $150,255 (593)
10-Month ContractNo All Faculty with 10-Month Contract
11-Month ContractNo All Faculty with 11-Month Contract
12-Month ContractNo All Faculty with 12-Month Contract
Professor Salary at Columbia University in the City of New York
Contract LengthYearTotalMenWomen
Equated to 9-Month Contract2021 $230,545 (803)
+$1,170 (0.51%)
$235,370 (579)
+$2,099 (0.90%)
$218,073 (224)
-$847 (-0.39%)
2020$229,375 (825) $233,271 (601) $218,920 (224)
9-Month Contract2021 $230,545 (803)
+$1,170 (0.51%)
$235,370 (579)
+$2,099 (0.90%)
$218,073 (224)
-$847 (-0.39%)
2020$229,375 (825) $233,271 (601) $218,920 (224)
10-Month ContractNo Professor with 10-Month Contract
11-Month ContractNo Professor with 11-Month Contract
12-Month ContractNo Professor with 12-Month Contract
Associate professor Salary at Columbia University in the City of New York
Contract LengthYearTotalMenWomen
Equated to 9-Month Contract2021 $154,724 (218)
+$425 (0.28%)
$154,361 (135)
-$2,040 (-1.30%)
$155,313 (83)
+$4,705 (3.12%)
2020$154,299 (226) $156,401 (144) $150,608 (82)
9-Month Contract2021 $154,724 (218)
+$425 (0.28%)
$154,361 (135)
-$2,040 (-1.30%)
$155,313 (83)
+$4,705 (3.12%)
2020$154,299 (226) $156,401 (144) $150,608 (82)
10-Month ContractNo Associate professor with 10-Month Contract
11-Month ContractNo Associate professor with 11-Month Contract
12-Month ContractNo Associate professor with 12-Month Contract
Assistant professor Salary at Columbia University in the City of New York
Contract LengthYearTotalMenWomen
Equated to 9-Month Contract2021 $129,837 (213)
+$4,238 (3.37%)
$130,823 (123)
+$1,783 (1.38%)
$128,489 (90)
+$8,147 (6.77%)
2020$125,599 (230) $129,040 (139) $120,342 (91)
9-Month Contract2021 $129,837 (213)
+$4,238 (3.37%)
$130,823 (123)
+$1,783 (1.38%)
$128,489 (90)
+$8,147 (6.77%)
2020$125,599 (230) $129,040 (139) $120,342 (91)
10-Month ContractNo Assistant professor with 10-Month Contract
11-Month ContractNo Assistant professor with 11-Month Contract
12-Month ContractNo Assistant professor with 12-Month Contract
Lecturer Salary at Columbia University in the City of New York
Contract LengthYearTotalMenWomen
Equated to 9-Month Contract2021 $96,222 (349)
+$313 (0.33%)
$108,796 (167)
-$166 (-0.15%)
$84,684 (182)
+$347 (0.41%)
2020$95,909 (366) $108,962 (172) $84,337 (194)
9-Month Contract2021 $96,222 (349)
+$313 (0.33%)
$108,796 (167)
-$166 (-0.15%)
$84,684 (182)
+$347 (0.41%)
2020$95,909 (366) $108,962 (172) $84,337 (194)
10-Month ContractNo Lecturer with 10-Month Contract
11-Month ContractNo Lecturer with 11-Month Contract
12-Month ContractNo Lecturer with 12-Month Contract

Faculty Salary Comparison

Columbia University's average faculty salary is $176,939. Columbia University's faculty salary is much higher than the national average faculty salary at four-years colleges ($67,350). Its salary is also well above the average salary ($69,719) of four-years colleges in New York.
Faculty Salary Comparison
Average Faculty Salary
Columbia University in the City of New York$176,939
All Colleges$63,489
Four-years Colleges$67,350
New York Colleges$67,939
Four-years New York Colleges$69,719

Similar Schools' Faculty Salary

The following table shows the average faculty salary of similar schools to Columbia University. Compared to those schools such as Stanford University and Brown University, Columbia University's faculty salary is similar to the average salary ($170,018). You can compare the salary to analyze or make a decision. The schools are selected based on academic rank, location, school type & level, and tradition.
Average Faculty SalaryNumber of Faculty
Columbia University in the City of New York$176,9396,229
Stanford University Stanford, CA$188,5674,224
Brown University Providence, RI$142,952995
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA$168,3142,536
Princeton University Princeton, NJ$187,5111,205
Dartmouth College Hanover, NH$143,581891
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA$179,8441,681
Harvard University Cambridge, MA$188,5152,455
Northwestern University Evanston, IL$157,6152,665
University of Chicago Chicago, IL$167,1402,867
Yale University New Haven, CT$176,1363,460