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Monday, May 7, 2012

Law Faculty Salaries, 2011-12

The Society of American Law Teachers has released the results of its 2011-12 Salary Survey, reporting the median faculty salaries and summer stipends at 66 of the 200 American law schools (134 law schools either refused to participate or did not respond to the survey). Here are the median faculty salaries and summer stipends of the responding law schools in the Top 100 of the latest U.S. News law school rankings:

U.S. News

Law School                  

Assistant

Professor 

Tenured

Professor 

Summer             Stipend

29  Iowa n/a 181,800 15,000
38 North Carolina 110,500 167,368 15,000
39 Maryland 112,000 170,000 17,000
39 Ohio State 120,788 170,648 12,500
43 Arizona n/a 161,488 10,000
44 UC-Hastings n/a 173,328 10,000
44 Colorado n/a 166,690 25,000
48 Florida 110,667 164,468 19,283
51 Loyola-L.A. 96,554 171,681 15,000
62 Connecticut 96,925 139,184 5,000
62  Kentucky 108,527 133,281 9,000
62 Tennessee n/a 138,825 16,000
69 Denver 99,000 143,725 9,000
69 New Mexico 89,409 122,659 14,000
69 Pittsburgh 105,476 155,082 7,500
76 Penn State 113,139 160,637 17,500
76 UNLV n/a 145,000 13,000
79 Missouri-Columbia n/a 134,163 10,500
82 Michigan State
112,560 143,250 12,000
82 Oklahoma 96,750 165,050 11,000
82 Oregon 105,000 130,408 10,000
82 Rutgers-Newark 111,375 176,730 10,000
89 Arkansas 85,878 132,360 14,906
89 Indiana-Ind.
n/a 114,346 14,000
89 Kansas n/a 151,180 12,000
96 Marquette 101,910 138,264 10,000
99 Rutgers-Camden 111,375 160,759 9,266
99 Tulsa 102,500 130,814 14,000

See here for individual law faculty salaries at twenty public law schools (Arizona State, Florida, George Mason, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri-Columbia, North Carolina, Ohio State, Rutgers-Camden, Rutgers-Newark, SUNY-Buffalo, Texas, Texas Tech, UC-Berkeley, UC-Davis, UC-Irvine, UCLA, Virginia, William & Mary, and Wisconsin). (Hat Tip: Legal Skills Prof Blog.)

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Actually these salaries are very reasonable. I hear complaints that law professors are overpaid, but if they knew what government workers receive with 1/2 the education and 1/2 the ability-I totally disagree. Most law professors are very good at teaching and experts in their fields.
In the small town I live in the head of parks and recreations and the head of water and sewer have incomes... about like the law professors. So --to those who complain-have a drink and walk in the park before you complain about law school professor salaries.

Posted by: Nick Paleveda MBA J.D LL.M | May 8, 2012 9:11:57 AM