Salary Minimums

The University establishes minimum full-time monthly rates at which a unit pays faculty, librarians, and other academic personnel. The salary floors apply to persons appointed into permanent positions as well as to those in temporary, visiting, acting, affiliate, or clinical positions. The appropriate salary is based on the candidate’s training, experience and other qualifications.

Reference: UW Policy Directory, Faculty Code, Chapter 24

The minimum rates* effective September 1, 2015, are as follows:

9-month rate 12-month rate
Research Associates, Teaching Associates, Acting Instructors, Senior Fellows and Academic Staff $3,396 $3,145
Lecturers, Artists in Residence, Librarians and Professors of Practice $3,672 $3,401
Assistant Professor (including WOT, Research and Clinical) $5,124 $4,699
Associate Professor (including WOT, Research and Clinical) $5,577 $5,112
Professor (including WOT, Research and Clinical) $6,621 $6,070

Additional Resources

*On May 18, 2016, the United States Department of Labor finalized and announced new wage and overtime regulations that take effect on December 1, 2016. These new regulations will increase the salary level for overtime exempt status from $23,660 to $47,476/year (or from $1,972 to $3,957/month). Positions that include teaching as the “primary duty” will continue to be excluded from this new salary level. We are currently working on determining if any of the above salary minimums will be impacted.