Data Collected Fall 2003

The Faculty Salary Survey by Rank and Discipline is a project instituted in 1974 by Oklahoma State University. Invitation to participate in the 2003-04 survey was extended to 105 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 92 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 salaries are an overall average of the 92 institutions where there were instructors of that rank and discipline. The "N" column lists the number of professors by rank that were included in the survey. Also, all salaries are on an 9-10 month contract. For year-round faculty, salaries where converted to what it would be for an academic year using a conversion of 9/11ths. (e.g. a department head that is paid 110,000 for the fiscal year is reported at 90,000 for the academic year). The complete survey report is available from the Office of Planning and Analysis. Please contact Ben Sharp with any questions at 994-7649 or bsharp@montana.edu.

CIP CODE Agriculture Professor Associate  Assistant New Assistant Instructor
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
010103 Ag Economics 86,325 393 66,661 140 58,691 121 56,056 7 39,711 14
020201 Animal Sciences 79,972 450 60,743 203 52,564 188 53,313 23 38,030 22
020401 Plant Sciences 79,444 172 58,171 79 52,954 79 48,709 7 59,358 4
020402 Agronomy/Crop Sci 76,156 353 59,646 156 51,305 139 55,999 12 41,197 11
020501 Soil Sciences 72,754 85 59,127 20 52,999 29 55,227 3 34,364 1
030101 Nat'l Res Conserv 81,261 130 61,457 84 54,450 58 56,539 5 37,763 4
030601 Wildlife Management 74,339 46 58,592 32 49,544 19     40,123 2
260305 Plant Pathology 77,125 159 59,055 57 51,515 50 46,879 2 41,246 3
260402 Molecular Biology 97,678 63 69,207 24 58,825 24 69,375 2 41,541 4
260702 Entomology 79,391 267 58,958 105 51,274 75 49,012 6 45,041 4
450601 Economics 110,203 534 76,489 277 68,680 2,660 68,257 48 56,966 17
                       
CIP CODE Arts & Architecture Professor Associate  Assistant New Assistant Instructor
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
040201 Architecture 80,684 267 61,146 322 49,176 243 47,812 39 38,701 12
500101 Visual/Perform Arts 73,161 61 53,678 64 43,438 51 46,932 9 28,893 8
500701 Art 81,252 703 56,888 468 47,196 418 43,485 45 33,576 33
500901 Music 72,012 752 54,457 656 44,572 533 43,602 66 35,458 69
                       
CIP CODE Business Professor Associate  Assistant New Assistant Instructor
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
520201 Management 127,095 500 93,651 393 91,187 408 90,308 60 53,472 93
520301 Accounting 122,467 337 97,125 286 97,723 220 103,255 26 47,935 91
520801 Finance 129,978 251 101,246 166 107,631 179 111,757 24 57,242 19
521401 Marketing 116,857 248 88,945 188 88,378 148 95,233 25 44,432 29
                       
CIP CODE Education & HHD Professor Associate  Assistant New Assistant Instructor
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
130101 General Education 89,421 379 61,068 331 49,875 355 47,436 40 42,011 60
130401 Educational Admin 86,633 170 87,908 148 49,166 146 47,327 20 43,580 8
131101 Counseling 77,667 103 59,161 78 49,357 87 47,890 16 42,845 10
190000 Home Economics 84,560 491 61,566 514 50,673 447 49,447 56 37,438 96
310501 Health/Physical Educ 79,339 48 58,226 102 48,113 84 48,701 11 40,317 26
                       
CIP CODE Engineering Professor Associate  Assistant New Assistant Instructor
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
110101 Computer/Info Sci 110,457 475 83,526 292 76,705 345 77,537 53 42,253 71
140701 Chemical Engr 110,151 378 78,518 193 68,470 149 67,988 17 58,166 5
140801 Civil Engr 101,428 630 75,558 399 65,157 355 64,716 38 50,461 19
141001 Electrical Engr 108,529 916 80,470 518 75,856 453 71,059 59 49,586 20
141701 Industrial Engr 108,461 218 77,035 164 67,371 117 65,486 21 48,986 6
141901 Mechanical Engr 103,427 699 77,426 457 66,495 318 65,801 41 50,162 10
150000 Engineering Tech 82,260 81 64,793 150 54,357 107 56,090 14 41,473 20
                       
CIP CODE Letters & Science Professor Associate  Assistant New Assistant Instructor
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
050000 Area/Ethnic Studies 87,670 261 62,580 239 50,168 262 50,231 31 34,659 16
090101 Communications 83,069 220 59,030 220 49,532 211 47,660 33 34,160 68
160000 Foreign Languages 82,720 1,205 57,116 1,152 46,590 942 45,270 112 33,301 412
230101 English 87,308 1,566 57,812 1,116 47,778 784 47,081 91 31,314 462
260101 Biology 95,751 1,064 62,799 546 54,479 477 53,391 48 37,689 57
260202 Biochemistry 96,362 236 63,375 79 56,912 102 55,593 11 38,240 4
260401 Cell Biology 95,519 32 64,025 19 51,577 26 58,000 1 37,212 1
260501 Microbiology 97,654 146 64,602 68 64,372 92 55,015 13 43,460 8
260603 Ecology 89,465 65 60,710 35 54,352 22 47,500 1 31,743 3
270101 Mathematics 91,184 1,800 62,544 691 52,540 628 52,829 110 35,453 285
270501 Statistics 94,667 230 65,888 115 59,830 115 60,300 25 39,925 18
380000 Philosophy/Religion 85,029 505 56,744 344 46,048 301 45,697 48 33,248 48
400501 Chemistry 98,363 1,006 63,571 412 53,752 417 53,601 57 41,401 61
400601 Geology 84,810 462 62,708 224 52,081 180 51,883 17 34,377 21
400801 Physics 92,424 1,174 64,749 383 55,660 360 54,006 62 38,761 32
420101 Psychology 94,395 1,081 60,784 598 51,825 544 50,157 85 39,059 14
430104 Criminal Justice 87,800 38 62,421 48 48,682 45 52,166 9 38,113 2
450201 Anthropology 81,244 335 58,036 247 47,655 213 45,796 33 31,937 14
450701 Geography 82,859 253 59,983 172 48,534 163 48,225 20 38,302 11
450801 History 85,209 814 58,050 711 46,125 475 44,888 71 36,565 29
451001 Political Science 91,063 595 61,485 467 50,546 434 50,271 78 35,793 25
451101 Sociology 86,273 529 59,520 363 50,073 367 49,629 62 37,282 28
                       
CIP CODE Nursing Professor Associate  Assistant New Assistant Instructor
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
511601 Nursing 84,784 240 64,602 426 53,737 526 54,698 50 44,593 189