Adjunct Professor Salary (United States)

An Adjunct Professor earns an average salary of $31,618 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Accounting and Spanish Language.
Adjunct Professor Total Pay (?
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$13,081 - $73,485
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MEDIAN: $31,617
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Adjunct Professor Total Pay (?
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$19.32 - $68.92
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MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$13,081 - $73,485  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$15,312 - $104,558  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 835
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$19.32 - $68.92  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $125.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$15,312 - $104,558  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 835
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Job Description for Adjunct Professor

Adjunct professors serve as instructors and/or researchers for the institution at which they teach. Most often, adjunct professors are not full-time professors seeking a tenured position at a university. Rather, they are typically professionals working in a particular field who have part-time professor status teaching within that same field at a university; universities benefit because these professors have real-world experience working in the field and do not require the same employment benefits of full-time professors.
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Adjunct Professor Tasks
  • Develop the syllabus and prepare and lead discussions, lectures, tests, and assignments.
  • Grade assignments and provide students with timely feedback.
  • Teach on a contractual basis at one or more colleges.

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Pay by Experience Level for Adjunct Professor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Miami
up arrow 80%
Los Angeles
up arrow 71%
San Diego
up arrow 24%
Dallas
up arrow 23%
Tampa
up arrow 12%
Phoenix
up arrow 8%
Indianapolis
up arrow 6%
Chicago
0%
National Average
$43,000
Philadelphia
up arrow 4%
Seattle
up arrow 8%
Houston
up arrow 9%
Atlanta
up arrow 24%
Orlando
up arrow 39%
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Experience Affects Adjunct Professor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%
Experienced
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$43,000

Skills That Affect Adjunct Professor Salaries

Accounting
up arrow 92%
Spanish Language
up arrow 65%
National Average
$43,000
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 1%
Training
up arrow 2%
Project Management
up arrow 5%
Teaching
up arrow 8%
Online Education
up arrow 34%
Public Speaking
up arrow 37%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
51%
female alumni
 
Male
49%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 34% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 66%
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