Entry-Level Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salary

An Entry-Level Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education earns an average salary of $62,160 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Engineering Design, Clinical Research, Clinical Education, and Data Analysis.

$45,243 - $95,675
(Median)
$45K
$62K
$96K
MEDIAN: $62,159
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$14.66 - $63.41
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$15
$29
$63
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$45,243 - $95,675  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,974  
Profit Sharing
$8,100  
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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$45,290 - $97,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$240$480$720
Hourly Rate
$14.66 - $63.41  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $695  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$500K$1M$1.5M
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,974  
   
Profit Sharing
$8,100  
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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$45,290 - $97,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Advice

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

Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education in California:
"Be careful who you befriend at work."
Do not become a vocal part of the union or anger others until you are tenured.

Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education in Kolkata:
"Be Happy, Enjoy Life."
My advice to students is to find out a name of a single person who has become famous by studying only. It is really scant. Better bunk classes and utilize time in better matter. Only a month before finals read 20 hours a day and pass the exam.

Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education in New Rochelle:
"On the topic of published research..."
Do lots of research and publishing. There is no such thing as too much research or too many academic publications in this world. Better opportunities come with the more serious publications and the broader exposure in your field. This often includes substantially increased salaries and better resources/support by your current or (more likely) new employing institution. Today, a lack of ongoing research and a small publication history actually hurts your career opportunities in the academic world. Also, try to find several faculty members within and outside of your institution to co-author with on academic publications. It'll raise your profile to prospective employers and non-academic opportunities (such as consulting or speaking engagements).

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Skills That Affect Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 20%

Clinical Research
up arrow 19%

Clinical Education
up arrow 15%

Data Analysis
up arrow 11%

Grant Writing
up arrow 10%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 6%


Clinical Psychology
up arrow 4%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 2%

Clinical Supervision
up arrow 1%

National Average
$62,000

Public Speaking
up arrow 2%

Counseling
up arrow 3%

Teaching
up arrow 4%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 5%

Spanish Language
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 356 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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