University of Missouri Columbia: Faculty & Salaries

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Average
Faculty Salary
$109,000
Fair
Quality of education at any specific college strongly depends on people who teach there.

In this report for University of Missouri Columbia 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
1,332
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 University of Missouri Columbia vary approximately from $3,000 to $14,000. The average full-time faculty salary at this college is approximately $109,000 a year, which is 17% higher than Missouri average faculty compensation.

Women faculty members at the school are paid $7,706 a month on average; which is much lower than average men faculty salaries, $10,042 a month.

Faculty Rank
School Average
MO Average
Difference

Professor
$159,840
$132,539
+21%

Associate professor
$104,580
$97,362
+7%

Assistant professor
$89,820
$83,221
+8%

Instructor
$57,024
$58,347
-2%

Lecturer
$43,800
$71,034
-38%

Unranked Teacher
$44,880
$62,556
-28%

Annual Faculty Wages
Students to Faculty Ratios

University of Missouri Columbia Faculty Compensation and Workload Chart
Students to
Faculty Ratio
20 : 1
Medium
University of Missouri Columbia has a reasonably decent, 20:1 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 University of Missouri Columbia versus nearby colleges.

Faculty Ranking and Demographics

The full-time faculty at University of Missouri Columbia includes 372 professors, 416 associate professors, 377 assistant professors, 93 instructors, 15 lecturers, and 59 unranked teachers - 750 men and 582 women:
University of Missouri Columbia 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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