Pay(rate) My Professor

The top 10 Illinois schools in average salaries for professors.

In the wake of the faculty members strike at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), we took a look at the salaries of tenured and non-tenured college instructors, according to data from the Chronicle of Higher Education.

In case you didn't hear about the two-day strike at UIC, here are the details: Faculty members hope the strike will lead to 4.5 percent salary increases (as opposed to the university's proposed 3.25 percent increase) and a raise in the minimum salary for full-time lecturers without tenure. Additionally, the union is seeking a raise in minimum salaries to $60,000 a year for tenured faculty members, and a raise to $45,000 (from the current $30,000) for nontenured faculty. 

We ranked the top 10 schools in terms of average salaries for faculty members, not based on the minimum numbers mentioned above. That's why the UIC numbers will be higher than $60,000.

Is your alma mater, or current school, on the list? Click here to find out!

Then feel free to share with your favorite professor.

The views expressed in this post are those of Reboot Illinois and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch or its editors.

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Voice of Reason February 20, 2014 at 10:35 AM
Enrique & Magilla: In consideration of your comments, you'll probably be glad to know that there are employees at Niles Twp. H.S. District 219 that make upwards of $273,000 a year. You can learn more about the compensation for 219 and other School District Employees (which is a matter of public record since they're paid with Taxpayer funds) at the Family Taxpayer's Network website. Remember this when you vote in the next elections as to who's endorsed by the Teacher's Unions, or when you pay your Property Tax Bill in a few weeks.
Fballcoach February 20, 2014 at 11:06 AM
Here is a link to that shows the salaries of all teachers and administrators in Illinois. You can break it down by school, position etc and determine for yourself how underpaid they are. http://illinois-teachers.findthebest.com/
Raccoons Gone Bad February 20, 2014 at 11:10 AM
What about all of the bloated support staff at these universities. How much does it cost to get a college degree these days? How much does a college grad make these days. Okay wow.
Enrique H. February 20, 2014 at 02:19 PM
Voice of Reason, I am very much aware of the salaries of these teachers as I used to work in the Illinois public school system in a nearby suburban area. It was nepotism at its best. It's a giant money-sink. Teachers making 6-figures that can barely teach freshmen (read: 14-year-old) material. Little-to-no-accountability. Favoritism. Personally knowing some local administrators, school deans, and counselors, I can easily say the scum rises to the top.
JanS February 21, 2014 at 02:21 AM
From $30K to $45K, that is a 50% increase. I think we should take a vote, ask the students if they think their instructors are worth a 50% increase in tuition.


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