Public Colleges

In United States, there are 2,085 public post-secondary education institutes such as colleges and universities. Next table shows general information about public colleges.
Public Colleges General Information
Number of Schools2,085
4 Years or more764
2-4 Years1,068
Less Than 2 Years253
Next table shows the faculty (instructional Staff) average salary by academic rank. The average salary is calculated and weighted with for all 9, 10, 11, or 12-months contracted instructional staffs.
Average Faculty (Instructional Staff) Salary By Academic Rank At Public colleges
Academic RankHeadcountAverage Salary (Month)Average Salary (Annual)
Professor102,960 $8,681 $104,172
Associate professor87,152 $7,034 $84,402
Assistant professor83,397 $6,137 $73,638
Instructor69,812 $5,429 $65,148
Lecturer24,103 $5,148 $61,770
No academic rank35,538 $5,654 $67,842
All instructional staff total402,962 $6,855 $82,260
Next table summarizes non-instructional Staffs average salary and headcount by occupation.
Average Staffs Salary By Occupation At Public colleges
OccupationHeadcountAverage Salary (Month)Average Salary (Annual)
Non-instructional staff total982,453 $4,408 $52,893
Postsecondary Teachers - Research28,116 $5,426 $65,111
Postsecondary Teachers - Public service7,903 $5,247 $62,963
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, other teaching and Instructional support74,625 $4,215 $50,576
Management126,223 $7,772 $93,264
Business and Financial Operations101,941 $4,616 $55,392
Computer, Engineering, and Science123,024 $4,888 $58,661
Community Service, Legal, Arts, and Media76,859 $4,489 $53,864
Healthcare Practioners and Technical27,254 $4,877 $58,524
Service128,421 $2,774 $33,285
Sales and related3,250 $3,215 $38,581
Office and Administrative Support219,191 $3,135 $37,622
Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance53,017 $3,615 $43,377
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving12,629 $3,601 $43,216
Note again, you can access all staffs and faculties statistics including occupation, gender, race, and new hiring at Public colleges on Staff/Faculty Directory