Faculty Salary Data:
Oklahoma State University Survey

Data Collected Fall 1998
 

The Faculty Salary Survey by Rank and Discipline is a project instituted in 1974 by Oklahoma State University. Invitation to participate in the 1998-99 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 88 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 71,721 446 53,196 161 46,982 101 45,092 25 44,579 4
Agronomy/Crop Sci 66,944 435 49,312 209 44,349 126 44,279 10 31,416 12
Animal Sciences 67,566 495 51,968 261 45,427 180 46,685 24 32,352 28
Economics 87,165 628 62,658 284 54,778 254 53,531 42 39,661 13
Entomology 67,566 304 50,785 119 43,017 74 38,774 8 36,298 3
Molecular Biology 72,874 24 55,095 27 46,383 13 43,667 3 28,872 1
Plant Sciences 65,832 118 51,277 74 44,568 38 45,692 5 35,586 3
Soil Sciences 66,505 108 50,086 30 44,072 19 48,859 1 0 0
Wildlife Management 66,905 66 50,166 42 45,265 37 39,264 1 39,214 5
 
Arts & Architecture --Professor-- --Associate-- --Assistant-- --New Asst-- --Instructor--
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
Architecture 70,714 287 53,543 356 44,641 253 42,892 45 35,567 17
Art 60,591 484 46,112 425 38,098 316 36,579 43 33,107 23
Music 62,444 929 47,480 717 38,215 526 35,082 74 31,213 72
Visual/Perform Arts 57,713 59 48,047 82 39,538 47 31,291 11 31,822 3
 
Business --Professor-- --Associate-- --Assistant-- --New Asst-- --Instructor--
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
Accounting 98,753 305 77,502 336 73,038 221 72,869 38 38,701 74
Finance 100,831 232 79,704 173 79,896 108 80,107 31 36,874 25
Management 99,106 514 76,146 413 72,306 373 68,465 65 44,110 54
Marketing 95,791 237 72,150 188 66,623 125 67,376 18 39,504 22
 
Education & HHD --Professor-- --Associate-- --Assistant-- --New Asst-- --Instructor--
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
Educational Admin 74,989 202 54,702 147 45,466 132 41,468 20 35,798 12
General Education 72,490 443 51,393 347 41,952 350 39,615 69 33,737 45
Health/Physical Educ 72,456 44 50,956 106 42,176 72 41,000 8 32,401 29
Home Economics 72,303 499 52,944 554 44,634 406 44,331 53 34,185 69
 
Engineering --Professor-- --Associate-- --Assistant-- --New Asst-- --Instructor--
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
Chemical Engr 92,779 418 67,343 194 57,554 131 53,726 18 37,730 6
Civil Engr 85,664 660 63,750 434 55,985 359 53,257 56 41,576 19
Computer/Info Sci 90,668 408 67,828 369 60,954 259 62,448 62 35,633 65
Electrical Engr 92,408 966 67,324 654 58,425 310 56,247 48 44,230 16
Engineering Tech 67,620 63 54,817 134 45,387 119 44,891 16 36,408 24
Industrial Engr 92,192 192 65,649 162 55,006 107 51,143 13 34,828 6
Mechanical Engr 89,012 710 65,905 516 56,621 317 54,072 35 41,426 19
 
Letters & Science --Professor-- --Associate-- --Assistant-- --New Asst-- --Instructor--
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
Anthropology 68,757 356 49,397 238 41,897 169 38,598 23 32,868 6
Area/Ethnic Studies 73,633 213 54,685 199 43,281 149 40,790 25 35,417 19
Biochemistry 83,394 271 56,432 108 46,973 85 44,823 9 26,499 2
Biology 76,103 793 53,510 453 46,497 360 42,115 34 33,617 62
Chemistry 84,367 1071 53,466 426 46,567 402 44,665 62 36,654 68
Communications 69,369 164 49,576 190 40,867 164 39,526 23 32,244 38
Criminal Justice 75,726 51 53,365 40 43,865 40 41,417 6 33,667 3
English 71,044 1560 49,471 1195 40,503 778 40,098 172 26,500 379
Foreign Languages 70,623 1172 48,971 1107 39,550 901 38,563 195 28,927 385
Geography 72,337 282 52,473 199 43,271 188 41,474 22 31,903 15
Geology 72,419 463 52,045 227 46,310 171 49,329 33 27,762 7
History 71,387 888 50,042 672 41,027 465 38,583 74 33,000 33
Mathematics 77,081 1872 53,387 805 44,731 472 41,639 78 31,976 263
Microbiology 78,240 225 53,697 107 47,703 99 43,611 8 37,147 15
Philosophy/Religion 70,216 508 49,404 373 39,771 242 40,640 48 29,866 29
Physics 79,483 1360 56,251 434 49,076 326 44,583 31 33,147 26
Political Science 76,275 649 52,202 493 43,319 404 40,283 65 35,823 33
Psychology 77,693 1100 52,175 588 44,938 476 41,886 79 37,670 14
Sociology 71,724 644 50,832 400 41,713 353 40,878 50 32,144 23
Statistics 77,832 237 55,783 107 48,719 91 48,639 19 33,210 15
 
Nursing --Professor-- --Associate-- --Assistant-- --New Asst-- --Instructor--
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
Nursing 75,029 210 55,286 466 45,657 477 45,971 40 37,555 202