Canada tops U.S. in faculty salaries

Maybe I should move home to Canada after all. Inside Higher Ed points me to an international comparison of academic salaries prepared by scholars at Boston College.

These are the average monthly salaries, in World Bank parity dollars, for Assistant Professor-equivalent faculty positions in 2005-06:

These are the average monthly salaries, in World Bank parity dollars, for senior faculty positions in 2005-06:

Before I get all canucky, I should probably remember the salaries are gross rather than net of taxes, which would bring the Canadian take-home pay down. So don’t get too excited, mom.

Of course, now that we finally have a socialist for an American President…