Faculty Salary Comparison Studies
CFT's comprehensive comparisons of full-time and part-time salaries in the community colleges


Each year the CFT Research Department provides a comparison of faculty salaries in the 73 districts of the California community college system.


For full-time faculty, we compare five points on each salary schedule. We rank districts on each of the points and calculate the average, highest, lowest, third and first quartile salaries. In our current comparison for 2020-21, the average salary increased by 1.2 percent since 2019-20.


For part-time faculty, our intent is to offer a like-for-like comparison of all districts based on an hourly rate. We choose five data points, but they vary slightly from those analyzed in the full-time report. We then compare these results to full-time salaries by calculating an adjusted hourly rate based on full-time salary.