Entry-Level Adjunct Professor Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Adjunct Professor is $30,517 per year.

$12,168 - $61,728
$12K
$31K
$62K
MEDIAN: $30,517
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$19.39 - $60.60
$19
$33
$61
MEDIAN: $32.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$12,168 - $61,728  
   
Bonus
$983  
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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$14,242 - $97,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 386
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$19.39 - $60.60  
   
Overtime
$19.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$983  
   
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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$14,242 - $97,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 201

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,773

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Adjunct Professor Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Adjunct Professor in Pocatello:
"The job of Adjunct Professor is one without decent pay."
Check the school's policies and benefits before taking the job.

Adjunct Professor in Long Beach:
"My Advice Is That It's Best Not to Give or Take Advice."
I am only reporting, and would not presume to "advise" somebody on how they should choose to live their life. I can only provide information, at least with a clear conscience.

Adjunct Professor in Santa Clara:
"Pursue a doctorate."
Be prepared to be challenged. Focus at first on the topics you have mastered. Each night will be a night of study preparing for class the next day.

Adjunct Professor in Kent:
Spend as little time as possible on course development and as much time as possible on student interaction.

Adjunct Professor in Greenville:
"The basics in software."
Be organized. Enjoy the freedom. Try to instill interest in the short time you have with your students by sharing your experience in the real world.

Adjunct Professor in Los Angeles:
"Learn How To Teach."
Teaching is the main task you will be doing as a Ph.D. In the future, NOT research, so get some training in teaching. Join associations like the National Science Teacher Association.

Key Stats for Adjunct Professor

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
16%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Adjunct Professor Salaries

English Language
▲10%

Online Education
▲5%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲4%

National Average
$41,000

Public Speaking
▼32%

Teaching
▼46%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 79%