Western Michigan University: Faculty & Salaries

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Full-time
Faculty
867
Quality of education at any specific college strongly depends on people who teach there.

In this report for Western Michigan 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
$107,000
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 Western Michigan University vary approximately from $4,000 to $12,000. The average full-time faculty salary at this college is approximately $107,000 a year - that is 4% higher than Michigan average faculty compensation.

Women faculty members at this college are paid $7,838 a month on average; it is lower than average men faculty salaries, $9,620 a month.

Faculty Rank
School Average
MI Average
Difference

Professor
$133,572
$141,301
-5%

Associate professor
$98,784
$104,076
-5%

Assistant professor
$83,268
$88,219
-6%

Instructor
$59,316
$77,405
-23%

Annual Faculty Wages
Students to Faculty Ratios

Western Michigan University Faculty Compensation and Workload Chart
Students to
Faculty Ratio
18 : 1
Western Michigan University has a reasonably decent, 18:1 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 Western Michigan University versus nearby colleges.

Faculty Ranking and Demographics

The full-time faculty at Western Michigan University consists of 346 professors, 294 associate professors, 172 assistant professors, and 55 instructors - 511 men and 356 women:
Western Michigan 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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