UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS RANK SECOND IN SALARIES AT STATE
Ohio -- A faculty salary study of the state's public
universities by the American Association of University
Professors found that full-time, tenure-track professors and
associate professors on Ohio University's Athens campus
ranked second in average pay for the 1998-1999 academic
year, trailing only their Ohio State University
average salary for full professors on the Athens campus was
$75,700, and associate professors averaged $56,300. Full
professors at Ohio State averaged $84,900 and associates
Wright State University, at $75,600 for professors and
$55,500 for associate professors; the University of
Cincinnati, $75,400 for professors and $56,100 for associate
professors and Miami University, $75,200 for professors and
$55,600 for associate professors.
the highest average salaries ($66,700) for all faculty
members -- professors, associate professors, assistant
professors and instructors -- at state-assisted universities
in Ohio, followed by Cincinnati ($62,200), Ohio University
($58,000) and Miami ($57,800). Ohio University faculty,
administrators and classified staff received an average 3
percent salary increase for the 1999-2000 academic
salaries at Ohio University have increased substantially
during the past two decades. In 1983-1984, tenure-track
faculty on the Athens campus ranked 10th in the state in
average salary ($29,233).
1978, the university has given raises to faculty that total
149.8 percent, a greater increase than any other public
university in Ohio, said Mike Williford, director of
Institutional Research. The state average percentage
increase for faculty at public institutions during the
20-year period was 135 percent.
the faculty salary rankings for Ohio's public universities
correspond to the salary rankings of their presidents. A
story in the Aug. 14 issue of The Columbus Dispatch surveyed
salaries for presidents at Ohio's 13 public universities.
Ohio State President William Kirwan's salary of $291,000 for
the 1999-2000 academic year led the state, followed by
Cincinnati's Joseph Steger at $250,000 and President Robert
Glidden at $242,300. Glidden received a 13 percent increase
average salaries for faculty and the presidential salaries
to enrollments for the top three state public universities.
For the 1998-99 academic year, OSU enrolled 55,233 students,
CSU enrolled 34,000 and Ohio enrolled 28,407.
University's four regional campuses, average full-time
faculty salaries were $50,100 at Zanesville,
$48,200 at Lancaster,
$46,300 at Eastern
and $44,000 at Chillicothe.
The study did not provide information on Ohio
Western Reserve University, a private school, had the
highest faculty salaries for all universities in Ohio,
paying full-time professors an average of $86,400 and an
overall average faculty salary of $69,900.
employs the most full-time faculty (1,946) on its main
campus, followed by Cincinnati (1,109), Ohio (695) and Miami
Washington, the American Association of University
Professors is a professional association that conducts
yearly nationwide faculty salary surveys.