Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: Faculty & Salaries

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Full-time
Faculty
1,710
Quality of education at any specific college strongly depends on people who teach there.

In this report for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State 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
$116,000
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 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University vary approximately from $5,000 to $13,000. The average full-time faculty salary at this college is approximately $116,000 a year, which is 26% higher than Virginia average faculty compensation.

Women faculty members at the school are paid $8,173 a month on average; it is much lower than average men faculty salaries, $10,486 a month.

Faculty Rank
School Average
VA Average
Difference

Professor
$155,088
$134,207
+16%

Associate professor
$109,740
$95,685
+15%

Assistant professor
$97,560
$76,502
+28%

Instructor
$62,400
$55,680
+12%

Lecturer
$63,432
$64,597
-2%

Annual Faculty Wages
Students to Faculty Ratios

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Faculty Compensation and Workload Chart
Students to
Faculty Ratio
16 : 1
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has a decent, 16:1 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 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University versus nearby colleges.

Faculty Ranking and Demographics

The full-time faculty at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University consists of 569 professors, 520 associate professors, 397 assistant professors, 219 instructors, and 5 lecturers - 1145 men and 565 women:
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State 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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