The University has established minimum full-time monthly rates of pay for faculty, librarians, and other academic personnel. These salary minimums apply to all titles, ranks, and tracks listed below regardless of funding source or length of appointment. Note: These salary rates are minimums. In determining an appropriate salary, there are likely to be factors which justify a unit exceeding the salary minimums.

Academic personnel titles not appearing on the table below are either governed by a collective bargaining agreement or are not subject to a UW monthly base salary minimum. In rare circumstances when academic personnel are approved to work on an hourly basis, state and federal salary minimums shall apply.


Titles/Ranks/Tracks* Monthly Rate
Faculty 9 month 12 month
Professors (tenured, tenure track, WOT, research, and teaching) $7,452 $6,831
Associate Professors (tenured, tenure track, WOT, research, and teaching) $6,276 $5,753
Assistant Professors (tenured, tenure track, WOT, research, and teaching) $5,768 $5,287
Senior Artists in Residence, and Professors of Practice $5,089 $4,665
Lecturers, Artists in Residence, Teaching Associates, and Instructors $4,670 $4,281

* These salary minimums also apply to persons appointed as acting, affiliate, clinical, temporary, and visiting in applicable ranks and titles.


Librarians Monthly Rate
Librarians $4,396**

**Starting January 1, 2023, the new minimum monthly rate for overtime exempt employees will be $5,457. Librarians who do not meet the overtime exempt minimum will become overtime eligible employees who are required to track all hours and be paid 1.5 times their regular hourly-equivalent rate for hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek. 

Academic Staff

Academic Staff Monthly Rate
Visiting Scientists $5,457
Non-Union Extension Lecturers $3,745
Educators $3,786



Previous salary minimums: September 16, 2019-September 15, 2021

References:  UW Faculty Code Section 24-71 A.3