Western Kentucky University: Faculty & Salaries

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Average
Faculty Salary
$85,000
Fair
Quality of education at any specific college strongly depends on people who teach there.

In this report for Western Kentucky 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
776
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 Western Kentucky University vary approximately from $4,000 to $10,000. The average full-time faculty salary at this college is approximately $85,000 a year, that is 1% lower than Kentucky average faculty compensation.

Women faculty members at this college are paid $6,562 a month on average; which is lower than average men faculty salaries, $7,730 a month.

Faculty Rank
School Average
KY Average
Difference

Professor
$113,568
$111,279
+2%

Associate professor
$88,956
$86,356
+3%

Assistant professor
$77,712
$76,834
+1%

Instructor
$59,508
$54,952
+8%

Lecturer
$66,408
$65,015
+2%

Unranked Teacher
$70,956
$65,001
+9%

Annual Faculty Wages
Students to Faculty Ratios

Western Kentucky University Faculty Compensation and Workload Chart
Students to
Faculty Ratio
18 : 1
Medium
Western Kentucky 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 Kentucky University versus nearby colleges.

Faculty Ranking and Demographics

The full-time faculty at Western Kentucky University includes 173 professors, 232 associate professors, 187 assistant professors, 154 instructors, 2 lecturers, and 28 unranked teachers - 374 men and 402 women:
Western Kentucky 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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