Western Washington University: Faculty & Salaries

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Average
Faculty Salary
$104,000
Fair
Quality of education at any specific college strongly depends on people who teach there.

In this report for Western Washington 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
598
As a rule, adequately 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.

Faculty monthly salaries at Western Washington University vary approximately from $5,000 to $11,000. The average full-time faculty salary at this college is approximately $104,000 a year - that is 3% higher than Washington average faculty compensation.

Women faculty members at the college are paid $7,998 a month on average; it is a bit lower than average men faculty salaries, $9,216 a month.

Faculty Rank
School Average
WA Average
Difference

Professor
$131,664
$149,311
-12%

Associate professor
$106,788
$110,300
-3%

Assistant professor
$92,184
$96,874
-5%

Instructor
$66,876
$72,045
-7%

Annual Faculty Wages
Students to Faculty Ratios

Western Washington University Faculty Compensation and Workload Chart
Students to
Faculty Ratio
18 : 1
Medium
Western Washington University has a reasonably decent, 18:1 students-to-faculty ratio.

Low ratios typically 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 Western Washington University versus nearby colleges.

Faculty Ranking and Demographics

The full-time faculty at Western Washington University includes 186 professors, 174 associate professors, 124 assistant professors, and 114 instructors - 320 men and 278 women:
Western Washington University Faculty Demographics Chart

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

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