Wake Forest University: Faculty & Salaries

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Full-time
Faculty
545
Quality of education at any specific college strongly depends on people who teach there.

In this report for Wake Forest 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
$131,000
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 Wake Forest University vary approximately from $4,000 to $16,000. The average full-time faculty salary at this college is approximately $131,000 a year, that is 41% higher than North Carolina average faculty compensation.

Women faculty members at this college are paid $9,510 a month on average; which is lower than average men faculty salaries - $11,802 a month.

Faculty Rank
School Average
NC Average
Difference

Professor
$187,992
$153,379
+23%

Associate professor
$125,760
$102,604
+23%

Assistant professor
$104,808
$87,356
+20%

Instructor
$57,996
$61,526
-6%

Lecturer
$71,532
$64,295
+11%

Unranked Teacher
$98,652
$68,818
+43%

Annual Faculty Wages
Students to Faculty Ratios

Wake Forest University Faculty Compensation and Workload Chart
Students to
Faculty Ratio
11 : 1
Wake Forest University has a good, 11:1 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 Wake Forest University versus nearby colleges.

Faculty Ranking and Demographics

The full-time faculty at Wake Forest University consists of 174 professors, 120 associate professors, 93 assistant professors, 6 instructors, 65 lecturers, and 87 unranked teachers - 324 men and 221 women:
Wake Forest 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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