Bowdoin College: Faculty & Salaries

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Full-time
Faculty
206
Quality of education at any specific college strongly depends on people who teach there.

In this report for Bowdoin College 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
$125,000
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.

Faculty monthly salaries at Bowdoin College vary approximately from $6,000 to $15,000. The average full-time faculty salary at this college is approximately $125,000 a year - that is 35% higher than Maine average faculty compensation.

Women faculty members at this school are paid $10,073 a month on average; it is slightly lower than average men faculty salaries - $10,812 a month.

Faculty Rank
School Average
ME Average
Difference

Professor
$174,420
$122,416
+42%

Associate professor
$126,588
$96,024
+32%

Assistant professor
$95,808
$78,771
+22%

Instructor
$80,004
$63,535
+26%

Lecturer
$80,808
$66,465
+22%

Annual Faculty Wages
Students to Faculty Ratios

Bowdoin College Faculty Compensation and Workload Chart
Students to
Faculty Ratio
9 : 1
Bowdoin College has a good, 9:1 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 Bowdoin College versus nearby colleges.

Faculty Ranking and Demographics

The full-time faculty at Bowdoin College includes 57 professors, 64 associate professors, 62 assistant professors, 3 instructors, and 20 lecturers - 106 men and 100 women:
Bowdoin College Faculty Demographics Chart

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

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