Average Professor Salary At NDSU Is Over $100,000 Per Year, Has Grown $42,500 Since 2000
Some interesting data from the Chronicle of Higher Education pertaining to professor pay and student-to-faculty ratios from North Dakota’s universities.
As you can see, North Dakota State University is at the top of the list when it comes to paying professors with pay dropping off quickly once you get past the University of North Dkaota (click for a larger view):
Just as a point of reference, the per-capita personal income for North Dakota citizens in 2011 was $45,747 according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Of course, comparing the income average of university professors to the per-capita income of North Dakotans at large isn’t an apples-to-apples comparison, but professors at the state’s two largest universities make pretty good money compared to their peers in neighboring states.
Both NDSU and UND would rank near the top of the list for Minnesota’s universities (NDSU and UND would rank fifth and 6th in that state, respectively, despite Minnesota’s much higher cost of living), and far outpaces pay in South Dakota (top average pay is $85,400 at SDU) and Montana (top average pay is $84,900 at MSU-Bozeman).
What’s really interesting, though, is growth in salary. Since 2000, the average full professor at NDSU has seen a $42,500 increase in pay. The average associate professor has seen a $27,100 increase during that same time, and assistant professors have gotten a $15,700 bump in pay.
At UND, pay for those positions has increased $40,200, $33,200 and $25,100 respectively over the same time period.
That’s some big inflation in pay, though I suspect that’s a nationwide trend having a lot to do with the government-created higher education bubble in general.Tags: higher education, NDSU, North Dakota News, north dakota state university, UND, University of North Dakota