2015-2016 NATIONAL SALARY SURVEY RESULTS
BROADCAST EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
Following are the results of the twenty-third annual BEA national salary survey conducted in Fall, 2015. Respondents encompassed all types of institutions ranging from small, private, 4-year liberal arts colleges to major public universities offering the doctorate in the field.
Please note the following:
1. All salaries are base salaries — they do not reflect fringe benefits.
2. All have been adjusted to an academic year (9/10 mos.) basis.
3. Only faculty teaching electronic media courses are included.
4. The survey includes only full-time faculty — both temporary/fixed-term and tenure-track.
—————————————LOW HIGH MEDIAN MEAN* SCHOOLS———————————–
Instructor/Lecturer $30,144 $79,687 $53,067 $53,212 20
Asst. Prof. $45,411 $80,100 $63,379 $63,093 21
Assoc. Prof. $50,000 $112,355 $75,258 $75,500 22
Full Prof. $63,000 $204,779 $92,669 $97,657 20
*Average of means compiled by each respondent for each rank
Salary most likely to be paid to an incoming INSTRUCTOR/LECTURER without prior full-time teaching experience (mean of those responding):
$47,134 (26 schools responding)
Most likely salary for an incoming ASSISTANT PROFESSOR who has just completed the terminal degree (mean of those responding):
$59,739 (28 schools responding)
Data compiled and reported by Peter B. Orlik, Central Michigan University, under authority of the Broadcast Education Association Board of Directors.