Cornell University: Faculty & Salaries

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Full-time
Faculty
1,728
Quality of education at any specific college strongly depends on people who teach there.

In this report for Cornell 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
$162,000
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 Cornell University vary approximately from $7,000 to $18,000. The average full-time faculty salary at this college is approximately $162,000 a year - which is 49% higher than New York average faculty compensation.

Women faculty members at this school are paid $11,914 a month on average; that is lower than average men faculty salaries - $14,312 a month.

Faculty Rank
School Average
NY Average
Difference

Professor
$208,176
$153,472
+36%

Associate professor
$143,664
$105,676
+36%

Assistant professor
$124,932
$84,484
+48%

Instructor
$90,600
$61,651
+47%

Lecturer
$94,728
$73,055
+30%

Annual Faculty Wages
Students to Faculty Ratios

Cornell University Faculty Compensation and Workload Chart
Students to
Faculty Ratio
12 : 1
Cornell University has a pretty good, 12:1 students-to-faculty ratio.

Low ratios usually 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 Cornell University versus nearby colleges.

Faculty Ranking and Demographics

The full-time faculty at Cornell University includes 770 professors, 430 associate professors, 285 assistant professors, 5 instructors, and 238 lecturers - 1165 men and 563 women:
Cornell 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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