Average faculty salary
(Indicator Number: 21)

Category: Faculty

What It Measures: Relative financial attractiveness of institution for attracting outstanding faculty

Data Reporting Lag: The reporting for this indicator has a 1 year difference. The latest data available is from 2019 for the indicator reporting year of 2020

Value Comparison: When comparing this value for Adequacy and Improvement, a higher value is better.

Data Source For Indicator Value: AAUP, Annual Survey of Faculty Salaries

Benchmark Set By: Peers


is currently at or above the average of the 3 previous years ($81,891)


is currently at or above the benchmark set by Peers ($82,000)

Towson University's peers as of 2015

California State University, Fullerton
University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Montclair State University
Appalachian State University
University of North Carolina - Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Wilmington (The)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
James Madison University
Western Washington University

USM Institutions
Average faculty salary
(Indicator Number: 21)

Bowie State University $80,276
Coppin State University $76,724
Frostburg State University $79,060
Salisbury University $81,041
Towson University $82,547
University of Maryland, Baltimore County $98,950
University of Maryland, College Park $131,945
University of Maryland, Eastern Shore $80,763