Part-time faculty is paid at an hourly rate. Full-time faculty salaries are normally higher than in secondary schools but lower than in universities (Cohen & Brawer, 2008).

Category: Full-Time
Salaries at Community Colleges
Full professor
Associate professor
Assistant professor
Source: Inside Higher Ed http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/04/13/aaup

Part-Time Faculty Wages at Community Colleges from the AAUP

Description of Part-Time Wage Data
Period of Data
Unit of Analysis
Pay by credit hour: $29 to $68, average between $35 and $45. Inferred annual earnings assuming forty-five credit hours a year: $22,668 (state verage, salary schedule, n=21). Reported annual earnings: $24,626 (state average, faculty survey, n=22).*
Individual community college districts
Pay by credit hour: $275 to $740, state average $497.
Fiscal year 2004
Individual community colleges
Totals for part-time faculty positions ($30,719,601) divided by number of part-time faculty positions (1,940.5) yields statewide average earnings of $15,831.*
Fiscal year 2007
Community colleges as one group
New Mexico
Pay by credit hour: $763.
Two-year institutions as one group
Minimum pay by credit hour: mean=$471, median=$457; maximum pay by credit hour:
mean=$497, median=$575.
Individual community colleges
Mideast Region:
Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York,
and Pennsylvania

Average annual earnings: $13,297
Fall 1998
Public two-year institutions as one group: Mideast region
Average annual earnings: $19,476
Fall 2000
Community colleges as one group
Inferred annual earnings based on full course load (forty-five credit hours a year): $29,911 (state average).
Individual community college districts
  • Authors’ calculations
Sources: California Statewide Part-Time/Full-Time Salary Comparison Chart, www.cpfa.org; Fiscal Year 2004 Salary Report for the Illinois Public Community Colleges, Illinois Community College Board, www.iccb.state.il.us; Mississippi State Board for Community and Junior Colleges, Employees’ Salaries and Fringe Benefits Worksheet A; New Mexico Higher Education Department, Report on Part-Time Faculty Compensation and Salary Survey; The OEA Almanac of Oregon Community Colleges, 2006–2007 Supplemental Edition, December 2007; Part-Time Faculty at Institutions of Higher Education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, October 2003, Report of the Advisory Committee on Part-Time Faculty, table 4; Texas State Higher Education Coordinating Board, A Study of Disparities in Compensation for Part-Time and Full-Time Faculty, www.thecb.state.tx.us; and American Federation of Teachers Washington, AFL-CIO “College Report Card Grid,” http://wa.aft.org.
Source: AAUP website: http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/academe/2009/MJ/Feat/Tamtab1.htm