Faculty Salary Data:
Oklahoma State University Survey

Data Collected Fall 1996

The Faculty Salary Survey by Rank and Discipline is a project instituted in 1974 by Oklahoma State University. Invitation to participate in the 1996-97 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 84 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 66,370 458 49,739 192 43,061 83 43,798 10 30,494 3
Agronomy/Crop Sci 63,862 432 47,332 204 40,346 93 41,381 8 32,467 13
Animal Sciences 63,088 522 47,649 261 41,460 156 42,168 21 31,913 22
Economics 81,701 630 58,607 309 50,237 251 50,667 36 41,733 9
Entomology 63,426 310 47,081 128 40,902 61 43,532 9 0 0
Molecular Biology 74,447 24 53,456 15 47,497 20 45,032 3 0 0
Plant Pathology 60,670 200 46,165 85 41,232 37 40,284 3 29,756 3
Range Science 58,255 43 44,509 21 35,209 13 39,035 2 0 0
Soil Sciences 59,697 122 43,704 54 39,388 24 41,114 2 0 0
Wildlife Management 61,649 69 47,357 41 40,792 38 39,840 3 38,742 5
 
Arts & Architecture --Professor-- --Associate-- --Assistant-- --New Asst-- --Instructor--
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
Architecture 67,128 544 49,923 575 40,727 364 39,353 50 31,482 30
Art 60,004 515 44,985 419 36,604 266 35,145 44 28,304 29
Music 56,714 739 44,332 681 35,493 400 35,455 61 28,815 52
Visual/Perform Arts 56,035 63 42,240 73 35,424 49 30,181 9 27,120 5
 
Business --Professor-- --Associate-- --Assistant-- --New Asst-- --Instructor--
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
Accounting 91,243 301 70,728 284 67,658 221 69,700 32 36,276 63
Finance 92,304 217 73,135 182 73,116 109 74,901 19 29,392 17
Management 93,646 578 70,935 469 64,470 399 62,751 60 42,553 44
Marketing 88,844 221 67,854 179 62,559 120 63,497 20 40,086 22
 
Education & HHD --Professor-- --Associate-- --Assistant-- --New Asst-- --Instructor--
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
Educational Admin 67,318 255 50,394 210 39,427 141 38,731 33 33,947 17
General Education 65,629 422 47,737 348 39,617 307 37,236 55 27,749 41
Health/Physical Educ 65,734 39 46,219 76 38,467 73 36,500 5 32,839 13
Home Economics 70,877 585 49,596 603 42,039 447 39,624 61 31,225 67
 
Engineering --Professor-- --Associate-- --Assistant-- --New Asst-- --Instructor--
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
Chemical Engr 84,927 414 61,882 183 53,683 113 50,924 11 30,819 4
Civil Engr 77,750 650 58,874 453 52,041 298 49,562 38 39,084 14
Computer/Info Sci 82,967 355 61,890 328 55,281 212 51,983 30 34,814 50
Electrical Engr 84,845 979 62,195 630 53,702 345 50,323 39 37,756 14
Engineering Tech 64,577 69 50,676 124 43,339 99 43,494 8 35,549 22
Industrial Engr 83,144 201 61,201 163 52,398 111 52,338 15 32,267 12
Mechanical Engr 81,721 752 60,803 495 52,507 327 50,739 45 38,894 11
 
Letters & Science --Professor-- --Associate-- --Assistant-- --New Asst-- --Instructor--
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
Anthropology 63,802 358 46,731 230 39,139 159 39,170 26 29,075 4
Area/Ethnic Studies 68,171 198 50,363 175 40,485 149 39,619 19 32,845 21
Biochemistry 73,123 295 52,940 105 44,749 75 42,479 6 39,672 6
Biology 71,426 775 49,281 431 42,842 335 41,377 40 31,000 45
Chemistry 75,141 1108 49,597 394 42,040 360 40,795 55 35,664 39
Communications 66,064 159 47,068 184 38,643 160 37,564 21 27,820 45
Criminal Justice 66,371 66 49,861 44 40,973 49 39,429 7 32,500 1
English 65,081 1426 45,592 1124 38,369 771 35,894 94 25,785 322
Foreign Languages 65,312 1168 45,875 1052 37,337 830 35,929 119 27,772 331
Geography 63,801 261 47,854 196 39,445 156 37,330 29 29,511 14
Geology 67,468 493 48,449 237 42,544 140 42,430 19 25,308 4
History 65,946 922 45,903 642 37,663 415 36,117 76 29,857 23
Mathematics 71,898 1777 49,456 778 42,087 485 40,204 87 29,857 230
Microbiology 73,408 253 50,450 126 43,623 101 43,298 15 31,441 14
Philosophy/Religion 65,324 488 45,614 335 36,934 222 36,296 34 28,820 16
Physics 73,175 1305 52,032 426 44,947 275 43,843 54 29,818 17
Political Science 70,489 625 48,431 454 40,603 414 39,032 52 32,977 31
Psychology 70,916 1121 48,488 606 41,013 446 40,447 68 31,306 13
Sociology 67,207 600 47,339 403 38,975 311 38,414 57 28,405 21
Statistics 74,124 244 51,944 99 44,860 84 43,570 17 30,760 15
 
Nursing --Professor-- --Associate-- --Assistant-- --New Asst-- --Instructor--
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
Nursing 66,559 200 51,687 463 42,624 555 41,187 53 36,139 229