The pay for part-time faculty varies widely. Did you know that Former CIA Director, General Petraeus made $150,000 teaching a 3-unit course at CUNY ? Or maybe you have heard stories of adjuncts on food stamps , homeless , and dying in poverty . Maybe you teach part-time and wonder if you are being paid a fair salary. Or you are a program director at a university and wonder if you are paying your part-time faculty an amount comparable to other universities.