Percentage of Faculty Employed Full Time over Time

Figure 2015_30B: Percentage of Faculty in Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions Employed Full Time, 1993-94 to 2013-14, Selected Years

Percentage of Faculty in Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions Employed Full Time, 1993-94 to 2013-14, Selected Years

Notes & Sources 

SOURCES: NCES, Digest of Education Statistics, 1997, Table 223; 2004, Table 224; 2014, Table 314.30.

  • The average salary for full-time faculty at public four-year colleges, which rose by 5% (after adjusting for inflation) between 1993-94 and 2003-04, was $81,200 (in 2013 dollars) in 2003-04 and $79,700 in 2013-14.
  • In 1993-94, the average faculty salary at public four-year colleges and universities was approximately equal to the average in the private four-year sector. In 2003-04, the public sector average had fallen to 96% of the private sector average and by 2013-14, to 92%.
  • The percentage of faculty who were employed full time declined in every sector between 1993-94 and 2003-04, and again between 2003-04 and 2013-14.
  • In 2013-14, the percentage of faculty who were employed full time ranged from 20% in the for-profit sector to 67% at public four-year institutions.