Western Oregon University: Faculty & Salaries

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Full-time
Faculty
209
Quality of education at any specific college strongly depends on people who teach there.

In this report for Western Oregon 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
$72,000
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.

Faculty monthly salaries at Western Oregon University vary approximately from $3,000 to $8,000. The average full-time faculty salary at this college is approximately $72,000 a year - that is 19% lower than Oregon average faculty compensation.

Women faculty members at this college are paid $5,779 a month on average; it is slightly lower than average men faculty salaries - $6,239 a month.

Faculty Rank
School Average
OR Average
Difference

Professor
$94,092
$124,206
-24%

Associate professor
$74,736
$95,563
-22%

Assistant professor
$58,968
$82,842
-29%

Instructor
$49,608
$70,778
-30%

Lecturer
$43,068
$53,636
-20%

Unranked Teacher
$39,276
$69,702
-44%

Annual Faculty Wages
Students to Faculty Ratios

Western Oregon University Faculty Compensation and Workload Chart
Students to
Faculty Ratio
19 : 1
Western Oregon University has a reasonably decent, 19:1 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 Western Oregon University versus nearby colleges.

Faculty Ranking and Demographics

The full-time faculty at Western Oregon University consists of 71 professors, 44 associate professors, 54 assistant professors, 34 instructors, 4 lecturers, and 2 unranked teachers - 109 men and 100 women:
Western Oregon 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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