How much does your professor earn?

If your institution is in Ontario, you might be able to find out


I don’t know, but if your institution is in Ontario, you might be able to find out here!

Can’t believe I hadn’t seen this before. I can attest that what professors are getting in Ontario is across-the-board higher than what they’re getting at MUN, as our government can confirm: here’s a fairly comprehensive Statscan report on the subject, albeit without the juicy details. Not that that’s wrong, mind you.


How much does your professor earn?

  1. Umm, Andrew, you realize that salary disclosure only applies to those making over $100,000 per year? This means that list is missing the mass of professors making less than 100K. This, by no means, reflects the reflects the average or median incomes of Ontario professors.

  2. This is some high quality journalism right here.

  3. @Art: No, the table doesn’t report higher than 100k and I did not claim it did as such. If you cared to look at the Statscan link that I helpfully provided (apparently not), you can see that the report confirms that academic salaries in Ontario are much higher than pretty much everywhere else in Canada, and does not exclude any salary levels.

    @Chris: That’s some high quality comment.

  4. Do any of those stats include TAs?

  5. Streaker… the Statscan report only includes full time staff, which means that adjunct professors and TAs would not be covered since both are contract staff. The numbers for both groups would be *significantly* lower than any of the quoted values you see. TAs and adjuncts would not show up on the public disclosure report, since disclosure is only required for individuals making more than 100k.

    On the plus side, the report means that it is possible to actually make a decent living in academia–if you can manage to become a professor, at least.

  6. you suck andrew your link is misleading

  7. Many universities run departments on the backs of part-timers who earn next to nothing. Some departments have five or six full-time profs earning $100,000 plus a year and a dozen part-timers who are paid like call centre workers. The part-timers lecture, mark assignments, and conduct tutorials, and most students have no idea that their hourly wage is so miserable. I know of one university in where the part-timers, who have Masters degrees, earn less than $20 an hour because the university keeps increasing their workload without increasing their pay. They are paid by the term not the hour and $2200 is not atypical for one course.

  8. FYI – I’ve taught courses at several Universities and Colleges. M.Sc. degree and years of experience – in general, if you teach less than 6 hours a week (you are only paid for contact time – I found a 2 hour lecture/lab requires on average about 8-10 hours/week for prep and marking) it is not worth the gas money to drive to the school. My last gig I made about $2800 for two, 2 hour courses/week. Since I work full time elsewhere I worked every evening and weekend to keep up, and when finished it was a vacation just working 40 hours at my regular job.
    That being said, I would do it again in a heartbeat – most people who teach do it because they love it. It is next to impossible to get into a college/university full time, so I do it as a hobby because I truly enjoy it. The system is broken, but you can either complain and do nothing, or ignore it and work for free.

    • FYI – just did the calculation, time worked out to around $11.66/hour, or just above minimum wage.