The average salary for a professor in the United States is around $53,424 per year.
This is 60% above the national average. Updated in 2017.
Professors earn an average yearly salary of $53,424. Wages typically start from $35,097 and go up to $168,884.
Professor earnings by seniority
Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.
Professor salary by state
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How do professor salaries compare to similar careers?
Professors earn 29% more than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make more than education administrators.
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