Western Michigan University: Faculty & Salaries

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Average
Faculty Salary
$112,000
Fair
Quality of education at any specific college strongly depends on people who teach there.

In this report for Western Michigan 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
883
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.

Monthly faculty salaries at Western Michigan University vary approximately from $5,000 to $14,000. The average full-time faculty salary at this college is approximately $112,000 a year - that is 2% higher than Michigan average faculty compensation.

Women faculty members at this college are paid $8,294 a month on average; it is lower than average men faculty salaries, $10,113 a month.

Faculty Rank
School Average
MI Average
Difference

Professor
$141,324
$151,967
-7%

Associate professor
$103,608
$111,506
-7%

Assistant professor
$87,972
$93,744
-6%

Instructor
$63,180
$81,201
-22%

Unranked Teacher
$156,024
$77,496
+101%

Annual Faculty Wages
Students to Faculty Ratios

Western Michigan University Faculty Compensation and Workload Chart
Students to
Faculty Ratio
17 : 1
Medium
Western Michigan University has a decent, 17:1 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 Michigan University versus nearby colleges.

Faculty Ranking and Demographics

The full-time faculty at Western Michigan University consists of 356 professors, 266 associate professors, 190 assistant professors, 69 instructors, and 2 unranked teachers - 500 men and 383 women:
Western Michigan 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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