Career Attributes

  • $69,750
  • 74,500
  • 3.7
  • 10.3%
  • Doctorate degree
  • English Literature
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How much does a Professor make in the United States?

Average Professor Yearly Salary in the United States

Professors earn an average yearly salary of $69,750. Salaries typically start from $30,006 and go up to $121,562.

Average Professor Hourly Wage in the United States

Professors earn an average hourly wage of $33.53. Hourly wages typically start from $14.43 and go up to $58.44.

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Employment Type Mix

51%
Full-Time
49%
Part-Time

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Professor demographics

Salary Satisfaction

2.9
SCORE
1057
RATINGS
Professors average a score of 2.9 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Professors in the 34th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Professor satisfaction

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Professor Earnings by Seniority

Top End Professor Earnings

The highest earning Professors in the United States earn:

$58.44
an hour
$121,562.4
per year
Senior Professor Earnings

Senior Professors in the United States earn:

$39.78
an hour
$82,747.2
per year
Experienced Professor Earnings

Experienced Professors in the United States earn:

$28.58
an hour
$59,436.7
per year
Junior Professor Earnings

Junior Professors in the United States earn:

$20.86
an hour
$43,380.3
per year
Starting Professor Earnings

Starting Professors in the United States earn:

$14.43
an hour
$30,005.9
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Professor Salary Comparison

Professors earn more than 85% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Distance Learning Coordinator Salary $88k
Nurse Educator Salary $76k
School Psychologist Salary $73k
Professor Salary $69k
Music Teacher Salary $54k
Education Administrator Salary $53k
Physical Education Teacher Salary $47k
High School Teacher Salary $47k
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

Professor salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Professor Salary in California $45.90 $95,475.7 # 1
Professor Salary in New York $44.08 $91,687.3 # 2
Professor Salary in United States $33.53 $69,750.3 # 3
Professor Salary in Virginia $31.80 $66,138 # 4
Professor Salary in Texas $28.60 $59,487.2 # 5

Career Attributes

  • $69,750
  • 74,500
  • 3.7
  • 10.3%
  • Doctorate degree
  • English Literature
More Attributes