Wayne State University: Faculty & Salaries

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Full-time
Faculty
1,057
Quality of education at any specific college strongly depends on people who teach there.

In this report for Wayne 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
$86,000
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.

Faculty salaries at Wayne State University vary approximately from $54,000 to $117,000. The average full-time faculty salary at this college is approximately $86,000 a year -- this is 9% higher than Michigan average faculty compensation.

Faculty Rank
School Average
MI Average
Difference

Professor
$116,035
$105,483
+10%

Associate professor
$87,398
$78,181
+12%

Assistant professor
$74,406
$65,726
+13%

Instructor
$66,568
$58,397
+14%

Lecturer
$54,201
$54,147
0%

Unranked Teacher
$89,083
$59,545
+50%

Annual Faculty Wages
Students to Faculty Ratios

Wayne State University Faculty Compensation and Workload Chart
Students to
Faculty Ratio
16 : 1
Wayne 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 Wayne State University versus nearby colleges.

Faculty Ranking and Demographics

The full-time faculty at Wayne State University consists of 266 professors, 290 associate professors, 336 assistant professors, 37 instructors, 126 lecturers, and 2 unranked teachers - 600 men and 457 women:
Wayne State 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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