Which professors make the highest salaries?

How much for this?

In case you missed this earlier, here’s a list of academic fields and what their faculty make, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

(Thought it might be appropriate during the current state budget talks on higher education.)

The top five fields for professors at four-year universities:

  1. Legal: $134, 162
  2. Engineering: $114,365
  3. Business: $111,621
  4. Computer science: $101,985
  5. Area/ethnic/cultural/gender studies: $97,637

Here’s the full chart (with associate profs, assistants, etc.):

Professor Associate professor Assistant professor* New assistant professor Instructor
Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences $92,716 $72,805 $62,122 $63,343 $45,057
Architecture and related services $97,505 $74,466 $60,522 $57,510 $50,111
Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies $97,637 $73,457 $58,282 $58,827 $41,776
Biological and biomedical sciences $92,505 $68,806 $58,709 $57,272 $45,049
Business, management, marketing, and related support services $111,621 $93,767 $87,248 $93,926 $57,873
Communication, journalism, and related programs $85,057 $65,444 $54,303 $53,524 $45,070
Communications technologies/technicians and support services $87,611 $65,162 $55,474 $61,840 $51,400
Computer and information sciences and support services $101,985 $83,362 $71,760 $72,199 $53,356
Education $83,748 $65,671 $55,848 $55,379 $46,183
Engineering $114,365 $87,663 $75,822 $76,518 $57,678
Engineering technologies/technicians $87,583 $72,351 $62,081 $62,516 $49,994
English language and literature/letters $80,545 $62,077 $52,081 $51,786 $41,733
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences $88,068 $67,934 $57,484 $56,259 $45,247
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics $85,139 $65,759 $54,005 $52,968 $43,126
Health professions and related clinical sciences $95,437 $75,207 $63,518 $64,943 $52,720
History $82,202 $63,228 $52,626 $52,470 $42,318
Legal professions and studies $134,162 $99,746 $84,374 $91,828 $64,785
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities $83,573 $63,098 $52,394 $51,568 $42,912
Library science $92,099 $68,213 $55,015 $56,427 $47,253
Mathematics and statistics $84,942 $66,263 $56,337 $56,647 $42,538
Multi/interdisciplinary studies $92,148 $71,058 $57,645 $56,902 $47,435
Natural resources and conservation $93,375 $70,470 $60,102 $56,070 $47,423
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies $80,366 $65,072 $54,039 $54,444 $43,503
Philosophy and religious studies $85,073 $63,998 $53,598 $52,270 $43,579
Physical sciences $89,280 $67,590 $57,447 $57,607 $43,980
Psychology $84,509 $64,892 $55,133 $54,859 $45,421
Public administration and social-service professions $90,251 $69,791 $56,952 $58,230 $46,946
Security and protective services $85,311 $66,094 $54,639 $53,769 $44,052
Social sciences $89,858 $69,064 $58,436 $58,946 $46,158
Theology and religious vocations $74,267 $59,593 $52,241 $50,620 $46,042
Visual and performing arts $79,768 $62,686 $52,127 $50,618 $43,464