Faculty Salary Data:
Oklahoma State University Survey

Data Collected Fall 1999  

The Faculty Salary Survey by Rank and Discipline is a project instituted in 1974 by Oklahoma State University. Invitation to participate in the 1999-00 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 75,245 442 55,474 153 49,572 120 50,770 11 40,303 8
Agronomy/Crop Sci 69,810 431 51,834 183 46,714 132 47,147 17 30,856 12
Animal Sciences 70,501 482 53,076 217 46,071 184 46,399 15 34,484 25
Economics 95,167 527 64,611 258 57,037 210 56,234 32 48,825 25
Entomology 70,269 315 53,207 120 45,234 91 45,077 7 34,619 1
Molecular Biology 74,182 27 57,495 18 49,036 9 50,002 2 30,161 1
Nat'l Res Conserv 84,518 168 57,818 97 48,863 67 47,354 4    
Plant Sciences 70,809 69 53,266 56 47,522 24 54,031 4 40,786 2
Soil Sciences 68,336 94 51,873 29 45,804 22 44,000 1    
Wildlife Management 69,345 60 52,240 35 45,935 37 41,694 2 42,433 6
 
Arts & Architecture --Professor-- --Associate-- --Assistant-- --New Asst-- --Instructor--
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
Architecture 75,684 337 55,439 360 44,597 229 47,286 32 38,127 29
Art 62,963 392 47,989 418 39,155 271 38,055 55 31,078 35
Music 64,088 740 48,673 660 39,533 468 38,548 89 33,507 87
Visual/Perform Arts 86,243 300 57,261 154 48,297 104 42,168 11 28,720 3
 
Business --Professor-- --Associate-- --Assistant-- --New Asst-- --Instructor--
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
Accounting 102,995 305 82,563 315 77,701 210 80,643 32 42,719 89
Finance 107,760 230 83,881 154 86,020 133 89,945 26 39,811 22
Management 99,747 384 77,737 350 72,378 274 71,200 50 47,871 58
Marketing 101,921 222 75,885 166 71,017 131 72,301 21 41,045 27
 
Education & HHD --Professor-- --Associate-- --Assistant-- --New Asst-- --Instructor--
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
Educational Admin 78,149 194 57,094 152 44,667 152 42,242 31 33,061 30
General Education 79,386 332 54,157 298 44,653 261 42,226 45 33,652 44
Health/Physical Educ 78,170 60 53,540 120 43,277 76 42,080 15 33,300 37
Home Economics 73,055 485 54,043 518 44,662 402 45,292 52 33,849 74
 
Engineering --Professor-- --Associate-- --Assistant-- --New Asst-- --Instructor--
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
Chemical Engr 97,234 401 69,228 194 60,671 121 58,206 18 35,670 7
Civil Engr 89,295 581 66,601 399 57,983 329 56,672 49 42,910 20
Computer/Info Sci 96,762 428 71,735 348 63,765 263 62,287 54 37,485 70
Electrical Engr 95,754 895 69,614 592 62,112 322 60,230 71 43,250 23
Engineering Tech 72,388 74 56,664 141 47,501 115 45,315 11 36,850 23
Industrial Engr 95,341 195 68,891 164 57,630 115 55,285 17 36,754 6
Mechanical Engr 92,124 694 68,111 448 59,196 287 57,604 45 42,121 22
 
Letters & Science --Professor-- --Associate-- --Assistant-- --New Asst-- --Instructor--
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
Anthropology 71,658 294 51,990 231 42,999 166 43,412 36 34,290 9
Area/Ethnic Studies 78,097 186 57,017 199 44,298 184 43,005 31 35,062 29
Biochemistry 84,514 254 58,410 94 47,130 94 44,215 12 26,556 3
Biology 83,718 1089 56,452 532 49,126 446 46,801 51 34,847 69
Chemistry 86,035 958 56,064 373 48,008 362 46,475 61 37,109 80
Communications 69,893 144 53,509 169 42,985 123 40,961 18 34,734 29
Criminal Justice 73,919 37 53,975 36 42,725 35 40,926 9 27,999 1
English 77,049 1476 51,889 1125 42,041 708 41,093 112 27,655 400
Foreign Languages 75,008 1064 51,082 1041 41,152 758 39,818 107 29,756 374
Geography 71,325 212 54,148 167 43,941 143 42,275 23 34,717 16
Geology 75,741 430 53,736 194 46,721 167 44,577 32 33,158 11
History 74,600 766 51,544 610 41,177 423 39,141 74 33,391 29
Mathematics 81,882 1793 55,637 698 46,286 516 44,772 104 32,710 290
Microbiology 79,694 180 55,679 112 49,845 80 53,116 8 40,456 11
Philosophy/Religion 73,751 446 50,907 335 40,435 217 39,021 47 29,040 41
Physics 83,279 1186 58,807 389 50,289 276 47,455 43 34,825 28
Political Science 79,278 547 54,064 461 44,151 369 42,042 72 36,616 41
Psychology 82,222 1046 54,685 519 46,685 462 45,710 75 38,607 26
Sociology 74,944 553 52,664 350 43,640 326 43,237 58 31,839 28
Statistics 81,548 238 56,778 101 50,713 85 49,984 6 35,258 16
 
Nursing --Professor-- --Associate-- --Assistant-- --New Asst-- --Instructor--
Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N Salary N
Nursing 75,158 150 58,336 399 47,649 490 49,461 36 41,046 262