Washington State University: Faculty & Salaries

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Full-time
Faculty
1,224
Quality of education at any specific college strongly depends on people who teach there.

In this report for Washington 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
$101,000
As a rule, well-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 Washington State University vary approximately from $4,000 to $12,000. The average full-time faculty salary at this college is approximately $101,000 a year - that is 11% higher than Washington average faculty compensation.

Women faculty members at this college are paid $7,293 a month on average; that is lower than average men faculty salaries - $9,102 a month.

Faculty Rank
School Average
WA Average
Difference

Professor
$134,544
$129,123
+4%

Associate professor
$96,900
$99,207
-2%

Assistant professor
$92,688
$87,871
+5%

Instructor
$56,880
$69,007
-18%

Lecturer
$74,664
$68,794
+9%

Unranked Teacher
$84,600
$74,045
+14%

Annual Faculty Wages
Students to Faculty Ratios

Washington State University Faculty Compensation and Workload Chart
Students to
Faculty Ratio
15 : 1
Washington State University has a pretty decent, 15:1 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 Washington State University versus nearby colleges.

Faculty Ranking and Demographics

The full-time faculty at Washington State University consists of 360 professors, 304 associate professors, 230 assistant professors, 140 instructors, 2 lecturers, and 188 unranked teachers - 757 men and 467 women:
Washington 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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