According to figures released this week by Statistics Canada, full-time teaching staff including deans at Mount Allison are among the highest paid at universities in Atlantic Canada with an average (median) salary of $127,075.
Of the 12 Atlantic universities included in the StatsCan survey, Mount Allison ranks fourth. Median teaching salaries are higher at the University of New Brunswick ($133,150), Dalhousie University ($130,350) and the University of Prince Edward Island ($127,575).
The average or median salaries at two other New Brunswick universities rank well below those at Mt. A. Full-time teaching staff and deans at Saint Thomas University earn an average (median) of $119,400 while the median salary at the Université de Moncton is $111,175.
Median figures are the middle point in salary ranges meaning that half of the full-time university teachers and deans are paid more and half earn less.
At Mount Allison, for example, full-time teaching salaries in 2016/17 ranged from $71,682 for an assistant professor at the lowest pay level to $151,679 for a full professor at the highest one.
Female professors earn less
The StatsCan figures, also for 2016/17, show that full-time, female teaching staff at 11 of the 12 universities surveyed in Atlantic Canada earn less on average than their male counterparts.
At Mount Allison, 75 male teaching staff earned a median income of $133,225, while their 60 female counterparts were paid an average (median) salary of $118,525.
The figures are roughly comparable at other New Brunswick universities: University of New Brunswick paid its 330 full-time, male teaching staff a median income of $138,900 while their 228 female counterparts earned a median income of $121,775.
Université de Moncton paid its 168 full-time, male teaching staff a median income of $117,850, while its 105 female teachers received an average (median) of $107,175 and, at Saint Thomas University, 57 men were paid an average (median) of $124,400 while 45 female teachers earned a median income of $115,300.
Only at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax where 81 full-time female teachers outnumbered their 45 male counterparts were the two groups paid an equal median income of $116,025.
To view the Statistics Canada table click on number and salaries of full-time teaching staff at Canadian universities and then choose Add/Remove data to select specific results.