With the supplement, an associate professor, for instance, would receive an additional $677 because the median salary for an associate professor is $67,714.These salaries do not include health care and retirement benefits, which bumped the average salary for full professors up to $136,800.
The median salary for a full professor is $92,286 and it is $53,143 for an assistant professor.
Carr said the 1 percent supplemental pay is "what really sealed the deal.''
The professors consider the supplemental pay an "equity adjustment for people who are getting paid really low salaries,'' Carr said.
How can they even afford to put clothes on their backs?
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