San Diego State University: Faculty & Salaries

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Average
Faculty Salary
$114,000
Fair
Quality of education at any specific college strongly depends on people who teach there.

In this report for San Diego State University we provide you with information about faculty structure, salaries, and class sizes, as well as comparisons to competing and nearby colleges.

Faculty Compensation and Workload

Full-time
Faculty
855
As a rule, well-compensated instructors are better motivated and have more opportunities to concentrate on teaching; therefore, we consider faculty compensation to be an important factor for evaluating education quality.

Monthly faculty salaries at San Diego State University vary approximately from $6,000 to $14,000. The average full-time faculty salary at this college is approximately $114,000 a year - which is 6% lower than California average faculty compensation.

Women faculty members at this college are paid $8,923 a month on average; that is a bit lower than average men faculty salaries, $10,049 a month.

Faculty Rank
School Average
CA Average
Difference

Professor
$134,964
$175,834
-23%

Associate professor
$111,888
$122,308
-9%

Assistant professor
$107,064
$106,075
+1%

Lecturer
$80,388
$85,346
-6%

Unranked Teacher
$165,612
$79,116
+109%

Annual Faculty Wages
Students to Faculty Ratios

San Diego State University Faculty Compensation and Workload Chart
Students to
Faculty Ratio
28 : 1
High
San Diego State University has a bit disappointing, 28:1 students-to-faculty ratio.

Low ratios usually imply smaller class size, more attention to students, better quality of education, and higher satisfaction both for students and instructors. High ratios are usually a sign of the opposite.

Use the charts above to compare faculty compensation and workload at San Diego State University versus nearby colleges.

Faculty Ranking and Demographics

The full-time faculty at San Diego State University includes 328 professors, 219 associate professors, 140 assistant professors, 164 lecturers, and 4 unranked teachers - 462 men and 393 women:
San Diego State University Faculty Demographics Chart

Please note that faculty rank (e.g. associate professor, lecturer, instructor) is typically assigned by the college itself.

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