Adjunct Salary Schedule and Contact Hour Rates

Adjunct instructors are placed on an initial step based on their education and related experience following the credentialing standards of the Higher Learning Commission.

Movement on the scale will occur in August if the adjunct faculty taught during the previous academic year.

Adjunct pay is calculated by multiplying the number of contact hours for each course taught by the rate of the applicable step. For example:

BIO 106 Human Biology 4.0 Credits (5.0 Contact Hours)
Adjunct at Step 5: 5 X $750.00 = $3,750.00

Note: The number of credits to the student may not be the same as the number of contact hours. Both credits and contact hours are listed for each course in NMC's Catalog and Schedule of Classes.

**Please note that the schedule moved from 20 steps in January to 15 steps in August. The gray column shows the crosswalk to the new/current schedule in yellow.

Adjunct Salary Schedule

Previous Step
(Jan 2021-July 2021)

Current Step (Aug 2021)

 Contact Hour Rate

1-6

1

$664

7

2

$686

8

3

$707

9

4

$728

10

5

$750

11

6

$773

12

7

$797

13

8

$821

14

9

$846

15

10

$871

16

11

$899

17

12

$926

18

13

$954

19

14

$983

20

15(1)

$1,015

(1) Regular faculty overload rate