Cornell University: Faculty & Salaries

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Average
Faculty Salary
$172,000
Good
Quality of education at any specific college strongly depends on people who teach there.

In this report for Cornell 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

Full-time
Faculty
1,790
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.

Faculty monthly salaries at Cornell University vary approximately from $8,000 to $19,000. The average full-time faculty salary at this college is approximately $172,000 a year - which is 43% higher than New York average faculty compensation.

Women faculty members at this school are paid $12,650 a month on average; that is lower than average men faculty salaries - $15,232 a month.

Faculty Rank
School Average
NY Average
Difference

Professor
$222,984
$167,452
+33%

Associate professor
$157,620
$116,043
+36%

Assistant professor
$145,032
$95,676
+52%

Instructor
$117,888
$69,821
+69%

Lecturer
$102,648
$82,502
+24%

Annual Faculty Wages
Students to Faculty Ratios

Cornell University Faculty Compensation and Workload Chart
Students to
Faculty Ratio
9 : 1
Low
Cornell University has a good, 9:1 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 Cornell University versus nearby colleges.

Faculty Ranking and Demographics

The full-time faculty at Cornell University includes 739 professors, 399 associate professors, 290 assistant professors, 102 instructors, and 260 lecturers - 1160 men and 630 women:
Cornell 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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