Academic Personnel

Salary Minimums

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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 jobs as well as to those in temporary, visiting, acting, affiliate, or clinical jobs. 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 16, 2017, are as follows:

9-month rate 12-month rate
Educators and Non-Contract Extension Lecturers $3,569 $3,272
Librarians N/A $4,166
Research Associates, Senior Fellows and Visiting Scientists* N/A $3,957
Lecturers, Artists in Residence, Teaching Associates and Instructors $4,317 $3,957
Senior Lecturers, Senior Artists in Residence, and Professors of Practice $4,705 $4,313
Principal Lecturers $5,222 $4,787
Assistant Professors (including WOT, Research and Clinical) $5,333 $4,889
Associate Professors (including WOT, Research and Clinical) $5,803 $5,319
Professors (including WOT, Research and Clinical) $6,889 $6,315

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*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 minimum salary level for these jobs to $47,476/year (or to $3,957/month). In addition, these jobs must be 1.0 FTE.