The strike by Rutgers University faculty on Monday led to a number of questions. The biggest: How much do instructors make?
Here’s a look at some of the minimum salaries for a variety of positions.
Faculty members appointed for the academic year carry a normal teaching program for both fall and spring terms and must be available for related duties, committee assignments and similar activities from Sept. 1 until commencement, or an equivalent period within the academic year.Faculty members appointed for the calendar year are expected to devote the entire year, with the exception of one month’s vacation, to their university duties.
The salaries are from July 1, 2021, per the most recent contract:
For those working an academic year:
- Assistant instructor: $62,912;
- Instructor: $62,912;
- Assistant professor: $69,203;
- Associate professor: $71,770;
- Professor I: $81,549;
- Professor II/distinguished professor: $112,137.
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For those working a calendar year:
- Assistant instructor: $72,348;
- Instructor: $72,348;
- Assistant professor: $79,580;
- Associate professor: $82,535;
- Professor I: $93,781;
- Professor II/distinguished professor: $128,958.
Updated salary figures:
- Average salary for a Rutgers professor is $164K, with distinguished professors making far more ($236K)
- Special professorial titles: $150,315;
- Assistant professor, Law: $85,371;
- Associate professor, Law: $98,562;
- Professor I, Law: $114,295;
- Professor II, Law/distinguished professor, Law: $137,573.