Type of Submission

Invited Article


This study uses survey research to determine the 2017 annual earnings of hospitality financial management educators. Fifty percent of iAHFME members affiliated with educational institutions responded. Survey results showed that for 2017, annual base salaries of iAHFME members ranged from $71,962 to $280,000. The lowest-paid member was an assistant professor and the highest-paid member, a full professor. Many respondents supplemented their base salaries by teaching during summer school, consulting, or both. The total annual earnings of iAHFME members ranged from $81,000 to $306,000. Survey results also showed that hospitality financial management educators appear to be more highly compensated than the average college professor and their counterparts in the lodging industry.