West Valley College: Faculty & Salaries

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Average
Faculty Salary
$100,000
Fair
Quality of education at any specific college strongly depends on people who teach there.

In this report for West Valley College 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
166
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.

Monthly faculty salaries at West Valley College vary approximately from $8,000 to $9,000. The average full-time faculty salary at this college is approximately $100,000 a year - that is 18% lower than California average faculty compensation.

Women faculty members at the school are paid $8,186 a month on average; which is about the same as average men faculty salaries, $8,607 a month.

Faculty Rank
School Average
CA Average
Difference

Instructor
$100,104
$97,381
+3%

Annual Faculty Wages
Students to Faculty Ratios

West Valley College Faculty Compensation and Workload Chart
Students to
Faculty Ratio
22 : 1
Medium
West Valley College has a reasonable, 22:1 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 West Valley College versus nearby colleges.

Faculty Ranking and Demographics

The full-time faculty at West Valley College consists of 166 instructors - 62 men and 104 women:
West Valley College 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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