Harvard University: Faculty & Salaries

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Full-time
Faculty
1,651
Quality of education at any specific college strongly depends on people who teach there.

In this report for Harvard 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
$220,000
As a rule, properly 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 Harvard University vary approximately from $8,000 to $24,000. The average full-time faculty salary at this college is approximately $220,000 a year, that is 73% higher than Massachusetts average faculty compensation.

Women faculty members at this college are paid $15,315 a month on average; which is much lower than average men faculty salaries, $19,694 a month.

Faculty Rank
School Average
MA Average
Difference

Professor
$276,840
$171,692
+61%

Associate professor
$167,820
$116,396
+44%

Assistant professor
$159,720
$96,424
+66%

Instructor
$104,532
$73,261
+43%

Lecturer
$112,404
$89,133
+26%

Unranked Teacher
$131,076
$83,642
+57%

Annual Faculty Wages
Students to Faculty Ratios

Harvard University Faculty Compensation and Workload Chart
Students to
Faculty Ratio
7 : 1
Harvard University has a very good, 7:1 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 Harvard University versus nearby colleges.

Faculty Ranking and Demographics

The full-time faculty at Harvard University consists of 959 professors, 185 associate professors, 195 assistant professors, 5 instructors, 303 lecturers, and 4 unranked teachers - 1124 men and 527 women:
Harvard University 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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