Wednesday, April 28, 2010

UVA Law Professor Salaries (Courtesy of the Cavalier Daily)

Every year, the Cavalier Daily prints the salaries of all faculty members who make more than 50,000 annually (the cutoff changes from year to year).  The .pdf is available here.
Don't want to open a huge file with tiny print?  Once again, UVA Law Blog has got you covered. We have put all of the data into an Excel spreadsheet, available for download from our Googlesites page here (feel free to mess around with it . . .) Or you can check out the summary below.  The list includes both professors and certain staff/deans (CSO, etc.)


Name Salary
Mahoney, P. 450,000
Rutherglen 334,300
Jefferies 316,700
Bonnie 312,000
Dooley 289,100
Abraham 288,200
Schauer 285,000
Kraus 280,500
Stephan 270,800
White, G. 266,700
Ortiz 265,400
Harrison 265,200
Bevier 263,500
Collins 262,200
Walker 255,200
Johnson, A. 254,500
Coughlin 250,000
Cushman 247,100
Ryan 245,500
Forde-Mazuri 243,000
Martin 239,800
Kitch 239,500
Monahan 236,000
Shragger 233,700
Nachbar 231,700
Parr 230,000
Brown 229,200
MaGill 227,000
Hynes 226,100
Yin 226,000
Woodhandler 221,500
Nelson 220,400
Prakash 220,000
Howard 215,500
Sinclair 213,500
Moore 207,400
Cannon 202,800
Walt 198,200
Yale 197,500
Cohen 196,300
Mitchell 196,000
Leslie 195,800
Robinson 195,300
Kordana 195,100
Verkerke 193,300
Bagley 190,500
Brown-Nagin 187,000
Choi 184,000
White, T 183,300
Geis 183,000
Armacost 177,900
Goluboff 176,200
Abrams 176,000
Baruzza 176,000
Garret 176,000
Sprigman 176,000
Fischman 175,000
Harmon 172,500
Oliar 172,500
Schwartzman 170,000
Setear 170,000
Mahoney, J. 169,800
Lowe 169,300
Barzun 167,500
Bowers 167,500
Kendrick 167,500
Gilbert 165,000
Verdier 165,000
Fitchett 158,000
Banks 157,600
Donovan 154,000
Heytans 147,500
Balnave 129,400
Hopson 125,500
Turner 122,700
Buck 117,000
Riley 117,000
Szeptycki 116,500
Trujillo 115,500
O'Connell 108,400
Moran 107,500
Ballenger 99,400
Hurwitz 99,300
Bennett 96,000
Olson 94,300
Wynne 93,000
Dunaway 90,500
Hafemeister 90,100
Shadel 90,000
Stewart 90,000
Bergen 82,000
Saylor 81,900
Hulvey 79,300
Nagin 77,700
Enright 76,800
Faulk 75,000
Getachew 75,000
Luu 73,000
Lawson 72,800
Palombi 72,000
Klepper 71,000
Dugas 68,200
Wood 68,000
Payne 67,000
Morris 66,300
Doherty 65,800
Emery 65,200
Johnson, S. 64,800
Ashbrook 63,500
Glover 63,500
Roper 62,400
Wharton 61,400
Duke 61,000
Golbin 60,500
Lenter 60,000
Seagal 60,000
Ashley 57,800
Gutterman 54,400
Lipscomb 53,000
Campbell 52,000
Sum 19,580,500
Median 170,000
Mean 163,171
Standard Deviation 79183.61641
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45 comments:

Law Prof ALPHA Secure said...

Got a problem with my 6-figure salary and the 6-figure debt you and your fellow lemmings took out in order to pay it? SAY IT TO MY FACE!!!

Anonymous said...

lolz

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, no Donovan... wonder how much he cost them? However much it was, I get the impression it was worth every penny.

Anonymous said...

You missed Micah Schwartzman at $170K. Barzun and and Kendrick are probably ticked about the extra $3500 that he gets.

Anonymous said...

How in the world does Prof. D. Brown make $229,200???? He has only been here for 3 years!

Anonymous said...

Donovan is on there and gets paid 150k.

Rule 12 (f) said...

Some of the professors weren't on there earlier, I updated it - my mistake that they weren't included.

Anonymous said...

How is George Rutherglen at #2? That's even higher than the former dean.

Anonymous said...

I've heard this doesn't include stipends for fellowships or chairs that can be quite substantial. Anyone know if this is true?

Anonymous said...

Kordana is stealing money

Anonymous said...

I'm very disappointed by the enormous gender disparity in the salaries of law professors. If I had the time, I'd investigate why this is the case and possibly write an editorial about it. I don't have the time...I've enjoyed my time at this law school, but as a female, I do find the male-dominate atmosphere to be a limiting factor on the education I received.

Anonymous said...

"I've heard this doesn't include stipends for fellowships or chairs that can be quite substantial. Anyone know if this is true?"

Yup, see, e.g, Olin Foundation

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Anonymous said...

1:20-

What the heck are you talking about. Julia Mahoney makes... oh never mind, she makes a thousand more than a 2nd year professor despite being here for 11 years. Point taken!

Rule 12 (f) said...

If you're going to criticize how much a professor makes, try to do it without the foul language or unnecessary hominem attacks.

Anonymous said...

Cary Bennett isn't a professor though. :)

-2:03

Anonymous said...

these doods make way too much money

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised some of the younger/newer up-and-coming professors aren't paid a little more. They're certainly getting good money, but i'm surprised that it's 20-50k less than more established professors who are decent, but not stars.

Anonymous said...

re: female profs

UVa has a particularly bad gender disparity, agreed. But the AGE and TENURE is they key. All those people up there tend to be older. Really Bevier is the only really older female tenured faculty member.

BUT, note, one of the best female profs,Goluboff ,is not teaching this term. That is a salary for her to write (very not bad, but she is awesome and I think she deserves it)

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Anonymous said...

Have any 1Ls received 2nd round journal offers yet? They were supposed to go out by today at 5.

Anonymous said...

Is there going to be a third round of journal tryouts this year? I haven't heard anything about it yet...

Anonymous said...

Professors should not be paid by UVa (and thus the students) to write rather than teach, especially since their point in writing is primarily to improve their resume so they can leave us for Harvard or the like.

Anonymous said...

3:41, thanks for the good perspective...it does seem like there's still some unexplained gender gap, but your explanation goes a long way...

Anonymous said...

Anybody compare to last year and the year before to see what kind of raise they got ITE?

Anonymous said...

Another reason for gender gap -- trailing spouse. If Mrs. X teaches at NYU, Mr. X can be a biglaw partner or something. If Mrs. X comes to Cville, Mr. X had better also be qualified to be a professor, at least if he's also a JD.

How many faculty women aren't married to faculty men? A few but I bet most are. (And, in most every case, both belong here -- don't misunderstand me!)

Anonymous said...

Most of it is expected, but there were some shockers, including how is Yared making so little, when he has done so much for getting UVA students jobs and is always available at all hours and weekends to help?

Anonymous said...

Yared definitely deserves more

Anonymous said...

Yared makes more than the other non-head CSO employees such as Ruth Payne & Polly Lawson. I've never worked with Polly or Yared and don't know whether he does a comparatively better job, but his salary seems on par with other employees.

I do know that Ruth Payne has been very helpful to me.

Anonymous said...

7:07 - By your logic, we have no good professors here; they all left us for Harvard.

Anonymous said...

7:07 = READINGCOMPREHENSIONPWND

RadicallyLiberal said...

Gender disparities and look at the LR&W professors in particular getting royally screwed. Ruthie Buck has been here for decades and LR&W is the reason UVA students still get jobs in this market. Mimi Riley isn't even doing LR&W anymore and she is locked in apparently.

That needs to change. Totally unacceptable.

Anonymous said...

definite gender gap in what the administrators make too. Look at what the women (save MB) make compared to the men.

Anonymous said...

quit whining about gender disparities. a few decades ago women weren't even allowed to be professors here.

Anonymous said...

LRW profs getting screwed? Come on.

Tenure-track profs have to teach approx. ten credits per year (including writing/grading exams and/or advising and grading papers) on top of the writing and scholarship that their professional advancement depends upon.

LRW profs teach, I suppose, eight credits per year (but really, the same two credits to four different groups). They have Dillards to read most of their papers, which are formulaic anyway, and the grades they do give are pass/fail (and nobody fails). And they don't have to produce any scholarship, and don't. It's a totally different job, and valued totally differently (as are all the "dean" positions).

Anonymous said...

Look, no one is getting "screwed." All of these people could practice law and could make more money doing so. Instead, they forego higher pay and receive a much congenial working life. We are not talking about poor people with their backs against economic hardship who have no choice but to stay in the job they have.

I understand that not everyone embraces the free market for labor to its fullest extent. But under these circumstances, I find it difficult to buy that anyone "deserves" to be paid more than exactly what they've agreed to get paid.

Anonymous said...

why is Kraus still on the payroll?

Anonymous said...

Has Kraus actually left? I know he was visiting at Michigan this last year, but it doesn't appear he got a full-time offer there.

Anonymous said...

Everybody join my Facebook group, ONE MILLION STRONG FOR JODY KRAUS TO COME BACK TO UVA LAW OR ELSE THIS PUPPY WILL BE KILLED FOR ARTISTIC PURPOSES AND MARK ZUCKERMAN WILL CHARGE $20 PER MONTH

But seriously... can we please please bring Kraus back?

Anonymous said...

Pro tip - UVA pays professors' salaries when they are visiting elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Love it.

Want to take a year off to write and polish up your resume for Harvard? UVa will pay for that.

Want to visit Cambridge for a year to convince Harvard to hire you? UVa will pay for that.

Oh, and by UVa, I mean our tuition dollars.

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Anonymous said...

Does anybody know how visiting positions actually work? i.e. does the host university pay anything, whether it's to the home university or the visiting professor directly?

Anonymous said...

Interesting number: SUM: 19,580,500

According to UVA website, there were 1,175 JD students enrolled in Fall '08 (most recent I could find), plus 31 LLM/SJD students in c/o '09. So let's say 1200 students enrolled at any given time is about right.

19,580,500/1200 = $16,317... what each of us pays to keep these people employed.

Although of course, this is just counting employees over $50k, so no secretaries, support staff (business office, janitors, etc.), and various other things. And obviously no physical plant and other maintenance requirements. And nothing about funding for things like the library, ITC, faculty research assistants, and all of that type thing.

But it's interesting to think that almost half our tuition goes directly to salaries. I'm curious what the full break down would look like.

Anonymous said...

@10:24 - Agreed!

@11:47 - Yared is dean. Polly and Ruth are not. Now what do you think?