College officials and the College of DuPage Full-Time Faculty Association (CODFA) continue to negotiate a new contract in good faith and discussions regarding compensation continue to play a significant role in talks between both parties. College officials report that significant progress has been made and several tentative agreements on various items have been reached. A fifth negotiating session with a federal mediator is scheduled for this afternoon as both parties work to reach consensus on a fair contract.
While discussions continue, it is important to place College of DuPage full-time faculty salaries in context. As the largest community college in the state, College of DuPage offers full-time faculty salaries that are competitive and among the highest in the country for community colleges, according to an analysis by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
According to the data* for the Academic Year of 2017-2018, the average full-time professor salary for a nine-month period at College of DuPage is $125,039. Also, full-time faculty are eligible for additional compensation beyond their nine-month salary for summer teaching.
Please note below additional key points:
- College of DuPage’s average salary of $125,039 for faculty at the rank of professor is the highest reported by any of the 879 institutions (regardless of rank) and 58 percent higher than the national average.
- Forty percent of College of DuPage’s instructional faculty are at the Professor (highest) pay range.
- States with the highest compensated faculty include California, New York, New Jersey and Illinois. When considering the cost of living across the country, College of DuPage’s full-time faculty are competitively compensated.
The most recent full-time faculty salary statistics** for Fall 2018 - Summer 2019, including base salary, overload and summer pay are:
- 70 percent of CODFA members earned more than $110,000
- 47 percent of CODFA members earned $130,000 - $183,500
*Source: Salary data used by the Chronicle of Higher Education comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Data System (IPEDS). The data pertains to full-time, nonmedical, instructional staff. The average nine-month-equivalent salary is calculated by the Department of Education. Academic rank is self-assigned by each institution and includes Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Instructors, Lecturers, and no academic rank.
**Source: College of DuPage Human Resources