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Harvard University Faculty Salary by Rank

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Faculty Salary: $188,515Staff Salary: $88,806
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Faculty Salary By Academic Rank

Total 1,781 faculties (full-time instructional staffs) work at Harvard University and the average salary for all faculties is $188,515 based on (equated to) 9-month contract. Harvard's faculty salary increased by 0.78% compared to last year' salary.
  • The average Professor salary is $245,268 over 995 Professors.
  • The average Associate professor salary is $147,508 over 150 Associate professors.
  • The average Assistant professor salary is $133,516 over 223 Assistant professors.
  • The average Instructor salary is $73,574 over 146 Instructors.
  • The average Lecturer salary is $108,845 over 267 Lecturers.
The following tables show the average faculty salary by academic rank at Harvard University. The number in parentheses() is the number of faculties for the rank respectively.
All FacultyProfessorAssociate professorAssistant professorInstructorLecturer
All Faculty Salary at Harvard University
Contract LengthYearTotalMenWomen
Equated to 9-Month Contract2021 $188,515 (1,781)
+$1,464 (0.78%)
$202,736 (1,125)
+$1,094 (0.54%)
$164,127 (656)
+$2,280 (1.41%)
2020$187,051 (1,811) $201,642 (1,147) $161,847 (664)
9-Month Contract2021 $181,180 (1,387)
+$1,655 (0.92%)
$196,521 (862)
+$1,516 (0.78%)
$155,992 (525)
+$2,036 (1.32%)
2020$179,525 (1,424) $195,005 (887) $153,956 (537)
10-Month ContractNo All Faculty with 10-Month Contract
11-Month ContractNo All Faculty with 11-Month Contract
12-Month Contract2021 $285,782 (394)
-$542 (-0.19%)
$297,477 (263)
-$1,567 (-0.52%)
$262,302 (131)
+$2,017 (0.77%)
2020$286,324 (387) $299,044 (260) $260,285 (127)
Professor Salary at Harvard University
Contract LengthYearTotalMenWomen
Equated to 9-Month Contract2021 $245,268 (995)
+$201 (0.08%)
$248,675 (714)
-$535 (-0.21%)
$236,612 (281)
+$2,263 (0.97%)
2020$245,067 (1,008) $249,210 (727) $234,349 (281)
9-Month Contract2021 $241,717 (790)
-$3 (0.00%)
$244,891 (563)
-$802 (-0.33%)
$233,844 (227)
+$2,099 (0.91%)
2020$241,720 (804) $245,693 (575) $231,745 (229)
10-Month ContractNo Professor with 10-Month Contract
11-Month ContractNo Professor with 11-Month Contract
12-Month Contract2021 $345,273 (205)
+$930 (0.27%)
$350,378 (151)
+$360 (0.10%)
$330,997 (54)
+$3,244 (0.99%)
2020$344,343 (204) $350,018 (152) $327,753 (52)
Associate professor Salary at Harvard University
Contract LengthYearTotalMenWomen
Equated to 9-Month Contract2021 $147,508 (150)
+$2,949 (2.04%)
$156,167 (88)
+$6,693 (4.48%)
$135,218 (62)
-$2,261 (-1.64%)
2020$144,559 (144) $149,474 (85) $137,479 (59)
9-Month Contract2021 $125,097 (101)
+$2,944 (2.41%)
$133,955 (55)
+$8,394 (6.69%)
$114,506 (46)
-$3,076 (-2.62%)
2020$122,153 (96) $125,561 (55) $117,582 (41)
10-Month ContractNo Associate professor with 10-Month Contract
11-Month ContractNo Associate professor with 11-Month Contract
12-Month Contract2021 $258,268 (49)
+$5,773 (2.29%)
$257,581 (33)
-$172 (-0.07%)
$259,684 (16)
+$15,952 (6.54%)
2020$252,495 (48) $257,753 (30) $243,732 (18)
Assistant professor Salary at Harvard University
Contract LengthYearTotalMenWomen
Equated to 9-Month Contract2021 $133,516 (223)
+$787 (0.59%)
$133,445 (123)
+$2,283 (1.74%)
$133,604 (100)
-$948 (-0.70%)
2020$132,729 (225) $131,162 (121) $134,552 (104)
9-Month Contract2021 $114,791 (132)
+$1,264 (1.11%)
$115,871 (73)
+$6,087 (5.54%)
$113,454 (59)
-$4,044 (-3.44%)
2020$113,527 (136) $109,784 (70) $117,498 (66)
10-Month ContractNo Assistant professor with 10-Month Contract
11-Month ContractNo Assistant professor with 11-Month Contract
12-Month Contract2021 $214,238 (91)
-$1,857 (-0.86%)
$212,138 (50)
-$1,870 (-0.87%)
$216,798 (41)
-$2,098 (-0.96%)
2020$216,095 (89) $214,008 (51) $218,896 (38)
Instructor Salary at Harvard University
Contract LengthYearTotalMenWomen
Equated to 9-Month Contract2021 $73,574 (146)
+$3,414 (4.87%)
$74,520 (61)
+$4,414 (6.30%)
$72,896 (85)
+$2,699 (3.84%)
2020$70,160 (149) $70,106 (61) $70,197 (88)
9-Month Contract2021 $71,072 (135)
+$1,892 (2.73%)
$69,413 (57)
+$695 (1.01%)
$72,285 (78)
+$2,768 (3.98%)
2020$69,180 (140) $68,718 (59) $69,517 (81)
10-Month ContractNo Instructor with 10-Month Contract
11-Month ContractNo Instructor with 11-Month Contract
12-Month Contract2021 $139,041 (11)
+$25,178 (22.11%)
$196,375 (4)
+$48,306 (32.62%)
$106,278 (7)
+$2,188 (2.10%)
2020$113,863 (9) $148,069 (2) $104,090 (7)
Lecturer Salary at Harvard University
Contract LengthYearTotalMenWomen
Equated to 9-Month Contract2021 $108,845 (267)
+$1,520 (1.42%)
$113,829 (139)
+$1,051 (0.93%)
$103,432 (128)
+$2,428 (2.40%)
2020$107,325 (285) $112,778 (153) $101,004 (132)
9-Month Contract2021 $100,257 (229)
+$1,672 (1.70%)
$103,024 (114)
+$1,064 (1.04%)
$97,514 (115)
+$2,529 (2.66%)
2020$98,585 (248) $101,960 (128) $94,985 (120)
10-Month ContractNo Lecturer with 10-Month Contract
11-Month ContractNo Lecturer with 11-Month Contract
12-Month Contract2021 $214,127 (38)
-$7,079 (-3.20%)
$217,466 (25)
-$6,751 (-3.01%)
$207,706 (13)
-$7,226 (-3.36%)
2020$221,206 (37) $224,217 (25) $214,932 (12)

Faculty Salary Comparison

Harvard's average faculty salary is $188,515. Harvard'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 ($84,624) of four-years colleges in Massachusetts.
Faculty Salary Comparison
Average Faculty Salary
Harvard University$188,515
All Colleges$63,489
Four-years Colleges$67,350
Massachusetts Colleges$81,114
Four-years Massachusetts Colleges$84,624

Similar Schools' Faculty Salary

The following table shows the average faculty salary of similar schools to Harvard. Compared to those schools such as Stanford University and Brown University, Harvard's faculty salary is slightly higher than the average salary ($168,860). 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
Harvard University$188,5152,455
Stanford University Stanford, CA$188,5674,224
Brown University Providence, RI$142,952995
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA$168,3142,536
Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY$176,9396,229
Princeton University Princeton, NJ$187,5111,205
Dartmouth College Hanover, NH$143,581891
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA$179,8441,681
Northwestern University Evanston, IL$157,6152,665
University of Chicago Chicago, IL$167,1402,867
Yale University New Haven, CT$176,1363,460