professor salaries in austria

professor salaries in austria

  • The pay scale structure for the salary of scientists is transparently regulated in Austria. If a professor is employed at a state university, his/her salary is automatically regulated in the collective agreement for scientific university staff.
  • In the salary scheme of the collective agreement for scientific university staff, the subdivision is made into different salary groups - A1, A2, B1, B2 and C. University professors who have been appointed on the basis of an appointment procedure are in salary group A1. They start with a salary of 5,826.50 euros. This salary increases after 6 years to 6,379.70 euros, after 12 years to 6,927.60 euros, after 18 years to 7,475.50 euros and after 24 years to 8,023.50 euros.
  • Assistant professors and associate professors are usually in salary group A2 and start with a salary of 5,124.20 euros.

Source: Collective agreement for academic university staff

Professors’ salaries in international comparison (edit)

  • According to the American Association of University Professors, the average salary of a full professor in the U.S. is $8,500 per month, which is equivalent to 7,200 euros (source: naibuzz.com). Salaries at elite universities are, of course, significantly higher. At Harvard University, for example, the base salary averages $17,300 per month, equivalent to 14,650 euros.
  • French universities are generally public institutions, so the government sets their salaries. Tenured full professors earn an average of 5,040 euros per month (source: glassdoor.com).
  • In Canada, a tenured full professor earns an average of 10,400 CAD, which is approximately 6,650 euros per month (source: glassdoor.com).