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UNB’s operating budget for 2013-2014 is $179 million

2013-2014 revenue

  • $108 million (60.3%) is funded by the unrestricted provincial operating grant
  • $58 million (32.4%) is funded from student tuition fees

Provincial operating grant

  • Over five years, the provincial operating grant has increased each year by an average of .92% annually
  • The provincial government is committed to 2% increase in the base provincial grant for each of the next two years and has capped tuition increases to 3% annually for the next three years

Enrolment trends

  • Enrolment has been decreasing at UNB as the population for university-aged students has been decreasing in the Maritimes, the source of most of our students
  • There were 11,117 students attending UNB in 2004 and today there are 9,275 students attending the university

Funding priorities

  • UNB has consistently allocated more resources to academic salaries than the Canadian average and average of peers (source: CAUBO). Today, $70 million is allocated to faculty salaries (39 per cent of operating budget)
  • Every percentage increase in faculty compensation represents an additional $650,000 (approximately) to the university’s operating budget.
  • UNB has consistently allocated less resources to non-academic salaries and wages than the Canadian average and the average of peers (source: CAUBO)
  • Academic compensation represents 36 per cent (2011-2012) of UNB’s general operating budget, placing UNB ahead of both the national and G14 average. Click here for chart.      


  • Of the 574 faculty members represented by AUNBT, 343 (about 60 per cent) of the group earn more than $100,000 in compensation. Click here for salary disclosures.
  • Faculty members at the top of the scale earn a base salary of $150,510 as of January 1, 2013. Click here for salary scales. 
  • 343 faculty (about 60%) earn more than $100,000 per year
  • As of today, the average base salary for faculty members (including all professorial and instructor ranks) is $108,609. For librarians the average base salary is $88,430. These numbers exclude additional compensation faculty receive for stipends, extra payments, overload teaching, etc.
  • Over the last 13 years, faculty wage settlements and salary scales saw average increases of 3.33 per cent at UNB whereas average settlements at G14 schools were 2.85 per cent. Click here for chart.
  • A faculty member hired at the assistant professor floor on July 1, 2000, has received greater salary progression increases than the G14 (about 7 per cent per year over the last 12 years). Click here for chart.
  • Over the last 13 years, the cumulative economic adjustment (EA) has resulted in a 52.9 per cent increase at UNB, 7.9 per cent greater than the average cumulative EA for the G14. Click here for chart.
  • UNB’s annual progress through the ranks (PTR) was $2,760 in 2012-13, which is about 2.5 per cent for the average base salary.Click here for chart.
  • UNB’s President’s salary is 16.0% less than the average of our comparator group (source: CAUT's Almanac of Post-Secondary Education, summarized on Maclean’s)