Boston University: Faculty & Salaries

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Full-time
Faculty
1,636
Quality of education at any specific college strongly depends on people who teach there.

In this report for Boston University we provide you with information about faculty structure, salaries, and class sizes, as well as comparisons to competing and nearby colleges.

Faculty Compensation and Workload

Average
Faculty Salary
$145,000
As a rule, adequately compensated instructors are better motivated and have more opportunities to concentrate on teaching; therefore, we consider faculty compensation to be an important factor for evaluating education quality.

Monthly faculty salaries at Boston University vary approximately from $5,000 to $18,000. The average full-time faculty salary at this college is approximately $145,000 a year - it is 14% higher than Massachusetts average faculty compensation.

Women faculty members at this college are paid $10,128 a month on average; that is much lower than average men faculty salaries - $13,365 a month.

Faculty Rank
School Average
MA Average
Difference

Professor
$207,096
$171,692
+21%

Associate professor
$141,036
$116,396
+21%

Assistant professor
$119,580
$96,424
+24%

Instructor
$70,704
$73,261
-3%

Lecturer
$79,788
$89,133
-10%

Unranked Teacher
$114,792
$83,642
+37%

Annual Faculty Wages
Students to Faculty Ratios

Boston University Faculty Compensation and Workload Chart
Students to
Faculty Ratio
13 : 1
Boston University has a pretty good, 13:1 students-to-faculty ratio.

Low ratios typically imply smaller class size, more attention to students, better quality of education, and higher satisfaction both for students and instructors. High ratios are usually a sign of the opposite.

Use the charts above to compare faculty compensation and workload at Boston University versus nearby colleges.

Faculty Ranking and Demographics

The full-time faculty at Boston University consists of 511 professors, 376 associate professors, 304 assistant professors, 13 instructors, 248 lecturers, and 184 unranked teachers - 997 men and 639 women:
Boston University Faculty Demographics Chart

Please note that faculty rank (e.g. associate professor, lecturer, instructor) is typically assigned by the college itself.

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