Colo. ranks 23rd in average faculty salary

University faculties are comprised of instructors, assistant professors, associate professors and professors –– and their average salary at CSU is $74,228.

At CU–Boulder, it’s $82,712, which is a difference of about $7,500.


The two universities still pay their faculties more than other higher education institutions across the state. In Colorado, the average faculty salary is $56,708. Community colleges, trade and vocational school bring the average down.

The state’s average is the 23rd highest in the nation. Rhode Island pays its faculty the most, clocking in at $73,185. West Virginia pays its faculty the least, with the average salary at $46,591.

The averages included information from the state’s public and private higher education institutions.