An Adjunct Professor earns an average salary of $31,746 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Accounting and Spanish Language.
Adjunct Professor Total Pay (?
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$12,873 - $70,836
(Median)
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49K
71K
MEDIAN: $31,745
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Adjunct Professor Total Pay (?
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$19.59 - $69.93
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MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data

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$12,873 - $70,836  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$15,085 - $104,900  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 755
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$19.59 - $69.93  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $125.00  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,500  
   
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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$15,085 - $104,900  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 755
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Adjunct Professor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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Los Angeles
up arrow 53%
Miami
up arrow 46%
Chicago
up arrow 22%
San Diego
up arrow 22%
Dallas
up arrow 17%
Tampa
up arrow 13%
Richmond
up arrow 4%
National Average
$43,000
Seattle
up arrow 6%
Phoenix
up arrow 12%
Atlanta
up arrow 14%
Charlotte
up arrow 16%
Houston
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Orlando
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Experience Affects Adjunct Professor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%
Experienced
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$43,000

Skills That Affect Adjunct Professor Salaries

Accounting
up arrow 95%
Spanish Language
up arrow 68%
National Average
$43,000
Training
up arrow 1%
Project Management
up arrow 4%
Teaching
up arrow 7%
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 17%
Online Education
up arrow 33%
Public Speaking
up arrow 36%
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
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 34% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 66%
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