L&S Standard Rates for Instructional Staff

This documents lists minimum base rates for instructional appointments in the College of Letters and Science.

2019-20 Academic Year Rates

Memo from Dean Scholz to L&S Chairs, Directors & Department Administrators re: L&S Instructional Rates for FY20
The following rates are all C-Basis (nine month-based) and will be effective with the Fall, 2019 semester.


  • Lecturer (SA): $44,000
  • Associate Lecturer: $41,298
  • Lecturer: $48,471
  • Senior Lecturer: $53,319
  • Other Titles

  • Assistant Faculty Associate: $42,281
  • Associate Faculty Associate: $48,684
  • Faculty Associate: $53,552
  • Faculty Assistant: $39,353
  • Professor Emeritus: $53,319
  • Calculating Gross Salary

    Most short-term instructors are paid based on a 9-month, C-Basis rate.

    1) Semester-length course: Base rate / 2 * appointment percentage.
    2) Academic year salary: Base rate * appointment percentage.
    3) Other: If the appointment is not based on a semester or academic year, use the "FLOAT" tool to calculate the instructor's salary: [Link for document 25279 is unavailable at this time.]

    Contacts for L&S Administration

    Questions regarding short-term staff can be directed to Amanda Mahr (amanda.mahr@wisc.edu) or your STS / SA HR Rep (see L&S Human Resources/Payroll Office Department Contacts )

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