In a survey of academic salaries in 15 countries around the world, Canada came out on top, with an average monthly salary of $4,856 per month (in PPP dollars), and China came last with a monthly salary of $1,182.
No wonder we’re importing professors from Asia. Link; hat tip.That being said, I bet the variance in American academic salaries is much larger, since private American institutions have the ability to chase after the elite profs at far higher salary levels than average. Here’s a dated example. There have been rumours that select profs are starting to approach the seven figure mark in salary, while those toiling at low-ranked public American colleges can likely expect less than their Canadian counterparts.