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Highest Faculty Salary

Highest Faculty Salary at U.S. Colleges

Princeton University has the highest faculty salary of $195,056 among U.S. colleges followed by Harvard University ($193,382) and Rockefeller University ($192,734). The average faculty salary of the U.S. colleges is $185,703 based on 9-months contract or equivalent data. The following table lists the top 10 colleges with the highest faculty salary by contract length. The table is sorted by salary in descending order. The number in parenthesis is the number of faculties for the contract length relatively.
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Highest Faculty Salary At U.S. Colleges
School nameYearEquated to 9-Month Contract9-Month Contract10-Month Contract11-Month Contract12-Month Contract
1Princeton UniversityPrinceton, NJ2022$195,056 (1,006)
+$7,545 (4.02%)
$195,056 (1,006)
+$7,545 (4.02%)
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2021$187,511
(997)
$187,511
(997)
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2Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA2022$193,382 (1,804)
+$4,867 (2.58%)
$184,588 (1,390)
+$3,408 (1.88%)
--$297,206 (414)
+$11,424 (4.00%)
2021$188,515
(1,781)
$181,180
(1,387)
--$285,782
(394)
3Rockefeller UniversityNew York, NY2022$192,734 (67)
+$5,628 (3.01%)
---$256,979 (67)
+$7,504 (3.01%)
2021$187,106
(72)
---$249,475
(72)
4Stanford UniversityStanford, CA2022$191,816 (1,489)
+$3,249 (1.72%)
$191,231 (1,458)
+$3,192 (1.70%)
--$292,431 (31)
+$8,375 (2.95%)
2021$188,567
(1,469)
$188,039
(1,438)
--$284,056
(31)
5California Institute of TechnologyPasadena, CA2022$187,414 (360)
+$6,093 (3.36%)
$106,927 (21)
-$6,733 (-5.92%)
-$235,207 (339)
+$8,635 (3.81%)
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2021$181,321
(357)
$113,660
(20)
-$226,572
(337)
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6Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MA2022$185,855 (1,381)
+$6,011 (3.34%)
$196,637 (1,251)
+$6,203 (3.26%)
--$109,466 (130)
+$440 (0.40%)
2021$179,844
(1,375)
$190,434
(1,241)
--$109,026
(134)
7Yale UniversityNew Haven, CT2022$180,907 (1,253)
+$4,771 (2.71%)
$182,947 (1,219)
+$4,541 (2.55%)
--$143,699 (34)
+$4,175 (2.99%)
2021$176,136
(1,235)
$178,406
(1,197)
--$139,524
(38)
8Columbia University in the City of New YorkNew York, NY2022$179,871 (1,642)
+$2,932 (1.66%)
$179,871 (1,642)
+$2,932 (1.66%)
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2021$176,939
(1,583)
$176,939
(1,583)
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9University of California-Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA2022$177,632 (2,015)
+$2,540 (1.45%)
$185,099 (1,804)
+$4,373 (2.42%)
--$151,716 (211)
-$39,120 (-20.50%)
2021$175,092
(2,149)
$180,726
(1,827)
--$190,836
(322)
10University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA2022$172,360 (1,428)
+$4,046 (2.40%)
$172,360 (1,428)
+$4,046 (2.40%)
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2021$168,314
(1,457)
$168,314
(1,457)
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