Looking for an update on faculty compensation at Williams? This is the post for you! (Reporting and links to underlying data from Inside Higher Ed.)
Number Salary Benefits Total Compensation Full Professors 145 $130,500 $39,000 $169,500 Associate 46 $88,800 $28,700 $117,500 Assistant 69 $74,700 $24,100 $98,800 All Ranks 260 $108,200 $33,100 $141,300
Last year, we had:
Number Salary Benefits Total Compensation Full Professors 142 $132,700 $38,000 $170,700 Associate 42 $92,100 $28,800 $120,900 Assistant 72 $75,800 $24,200 $100,000 All Ranks 256 $109,800 $32,500 $142,300
Not a lot of changes. See the AAUP webpage for all the messy details. Among all Baccalaureate colleges, Williams is above the 95th percentile in terms of faculty compensation. Last year, Will Slack ’11 was “a bit agog at the size of those numbers.” What do our readers think?
Instead of cutting financial aid and re-instituting discriminatory treatment of international students, I think Williams should have made other cuts, including freezing the salaries of, say, full professors making more than $125,00 per year. But that’s just me: An Obama-voting class warrior!
All the rest of you rich plutocrats probably think it is a great idea to force non-rich students to take on $15,000 in debt so that full professors can get that desperately needed raise. How can they possibly survive on $130,500 a year?