The Chronicle of Higher Education's edition for faculty salaries came out.What is interesting is that most universities with strong research departments pay their professors more than just masters level institutions ( 90K vs 75K). I was checking, however, the average salaries of professors at some selected art schools,which I found very illuminating:
1. RISD about $82,000
2. Calarts $63,400
3. Pratt Institute $62,900
4. Ringling $61,900
5. Otis $56,741
6. Laguna College of Art $54,276
7. School of Visual Arts: a horrible $47,800. In fact, most "for profit" schools pay their faculty much less than that of non-profits.
Also, these numbers should be factored in with cost of living. For example, Florida has no income tax, which makes Ringling's salaries a lot better than it looks. Calarts is in an expensive area etc.