Faculty Salary Data:
Oklahoma State University Survey

Data Collected Fall 2000  

The Faculty Salary Survey by Rank and Discipline is a project instituted in 1974 by Oklahoma State University. Invitation to participate in the 2000-01 survey was extended to 93 institutions that belong to the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC) and also offer least five different Ph.D. programs. This year 87 institutions submitted data in time to be included in the survey, and MSU-Bozeman was one of the participants.

Institutions are requested to submit salary data by rank and discipline for each academic department. Departments are coded according to the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) developed by the National Center for Education Statistics. In cases where MSU-Bozeman's departments represent combined disciplines, we report by discipline.

The Salary Review Committee at MSU-Bozeman uses salary data aggregated at the national level to make rough market comparisons by rank and discipline. The national average salaries by rank and discipline with the number of faculty in each reporting cohort are listed below. The complete survey report is available from the Office of Institutional Research. Please contact Ben Sharp with any questions at 994-7649 or bsharp@montana.edu.

Agriculture --Professor-- --Associate-- --Assistant-- --New Asst-- --Instructor--
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
Ag Economics 80,004 469 58,601 161 53,159 144 55,758 20 43,198 11
Agronomy/Crop Sci 72,552 437 54,066 185 48,596 148 47,927 25 32,909 9
Animal Sciences 73,477 541 55,500 242 49,133 192 48,315 21 37,149 29
Economics 99,447 616 67,945 299 60,565 254 62,635 49 47,127 29
Entomology 72,301 325 55,204 119 47,548 89 47,171 11 39,004 3
Molecular Biology 85,375 40 63,304 24 50,958 16 50,000 1 33,797 2
Nat'l Res Conserv 74,594 101 56,751 59 48,919 58 49,312 4 29,547 4
Plant Pathology 70,780 189 54,134 71 49,373 57 51,942 11 36,989 3
Plant Sciences 73,295 112 54,129 81 48,077 46 47,807 4 37,467 2
Soil Sciences 70,499 107 55,124 29 48,834 22 54,145 2    
Wildlife Management 70,835 66 56,999 41 47,689 34 41,964 4 49,054 3
 
Arts & Architecture --Professor-- --Associate-- --Assistant-- --New Asst-- --Instructor--
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
Architecture 76,866 272 58,084 344 46,834 207 45,469 28 37,618 27
Art 65,805 456 49,929 401 40,992 320 39,200 65 31,605 35
Music 67,061 861 50,707 711 40,849 508 39,423 98 35,620 87
Visual/Perform Arts 65,645 43 50,349 66 39,979 34 39,530 8 27,253 9
 
Business --Professor-- --Associate-- --Assistant-- --New Asst-- --Instructor--
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
Accounting 110,424 310 87,610 304 83,553 229 88,854 46 45,744 90
Finance 115,315 231 88,948 171 91,568 138 86,515 26 43,202 19
Management 110,753 510 83,558 382 81,615 354 83,835 59 52,158 71
Marketing 106,645 232 80,027 182 77,055 124 80,215 18 45,339 32
 
Education & HHD --Professor-- --Associate-- --Assistant-- --New Asst-- --Instructor--
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
Counseling 74,145 102 55,389 92 44,363 90 42,474 18 39,282 5
Educational Admin 81,689 183 59,280 172 46,457 138 43,248 23 44,793 10
General Education 75,564 321 5,5669 340 45,420 306 45,614 51 36,954 54
Health/Physical Educ 78,407 61 56,191 124 44,817 94 42,587 12 33,892 37
Home Economics 75,927 495 56,815 538 47,012 419 45,693 60 35,753 80
 
Engineering --Professor-- --Associate-- --Assistant-- --New Asst-- --Instructor--
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
Chemical Engr 98,696 421 72,024 182 62,291 126 59,310 17 38,061 4
Civil Engr 91,826 630 69,410 423 59,756 358 57,910 47 47,754 21
Computer/Info Sci 100,780 354 75,123 313 67,929 271 66,698 42 39,783 60
Electrical Engr 98,428 942 72,431 576 65,105 350 62,715 65 51,064 23
Engineering Tech 74,747 72 59,455 117 49,148 105 47,913 8 39,303 17
Industrial Engr 96,929 212 70,879 157 60,164 117 57,547 18 33,628 9
Mechanical Engr 94,681 743 71,254 487 60,712 299 60,356 43 43,470 19
 
Letters & Science --Professor-- --Associate-- --Assistant-- --New Asst-- --Instructor--
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
Anthropology 74,751 336 53,745 257 44,668 197 43,371 38 37,859 12
Area/Ethnic Studies 79,056 224 57,836 195 44,916 178 44,706 32 36,637 32
Biochemistry 88,196 271 60,370 101 48,990 92 54,272 7 35,030 3
Biology 78,506 692 56,951 488 47,279 333 47,900 53 34,787 93
Cell Biology 85,428 73 58,149 42 50,301 34 48,149 1 32,187 11
Chemistry 89,245 1069 58,527 434 49,292 440 46,726 72 37,970 62
Communications 73,406 160 54,126 194 44,785 161 43,458 28 33,541 53
Criminal Justice 76,408 39 55,521 46 45,699 36 47,954 6    
Ecology 80,080 72 57,816 26 48,307 11 50,000 1 26,171 1
English 73,273 1338 52,026 1093 42,292 705 41,314 118 29,201 441
Foreign Languages 73,165 1046 52,212 1121 42,338 856 41,420 151 31,081 440
Geography 75,415 273 56,597 192 45,306 176 43,527 36 33,440 19
Geology 77,266 484 56,946 228 48,552 178 47,026 22 31,413 15
History 77,849 887 53,859 730 42,800 481 41,491 101 34,705 40
Mathematics 80,990 1729 57,421 720 47,959 480 45,101 115 32,757 297
Microbiology 85,571 199 59,546 109 50,339 90 49,638 8 41,445 12
Philosophy/Religion 76,904 520 53,122 360 41,742 276 40,158 55 31,057 46
Physics 85,998 1335 60,365 403 53,123 323 50,953 56 36,975 33
Political Science 82,480 656 56,306 510 45,960 404 45,025 74 38,450 35
Psychology 83,382 1024 55,953 567 47,606 488 46,263 85 38,371 37
Sociology 78,900 642 54,793 391 45,753 363 45,294 70 31,359 29
Statistics 85,290 261 59,189 107 52,939 91 53,089 18 40,141 15
 
Nursing --Professor-- --Associate-- --Assistant-- --New Asst-- --Instructor--
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
Nursing 77,652 176 60,109 410 48,521 466 49,158 44 40,067 199