Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salary (United States)

An Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education earns an average salary of $60,375 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Engineering Design, Clinical Research, Data Analysis, Grant Writing, and Molecular Biology. Experience does not have a big impact on this job’s pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salary (?
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$43,465 - $92,987
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MEDIAN: $60,375
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Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salary (?
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$14.64 - $73.40
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$43,465 - $92,987  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,946  
Profit Sharing
$2.30 - $15,998  
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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$43,606 - $95,077  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,187
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.64 - $73.40  
   
Overtime
$1.86 - $126.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,946  
   
Profit Sharing
$2.30 - $15,998  
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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$43,606 - $95,077  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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Job Description for Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education

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Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Tasks
  • Develop and modify curriculum in coordination with committees.
  • Teach courses in a specific field.
  • Advise and mentor students.

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$61,000
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Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Reviews

What is it like working as an Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education at South University?
Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education in Columbia:
"Stressful, Overwhelmed, Too Many Deadlines."
Pros: Working with students.
Cons: The ever increasing workload with no increase in salary and impossible deadlines.
What is it like working as an Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education?
Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education in Riverside:
"Great To Inspire New Leaders And Share From My Own Experience."
Pros: Ability to make a difference with students. Great colleagues to collaborate with and pursue joint research and work. Time to think.
Cons: Pressure to get enrollment up. Lack of funding to keep up facilities. Slow response by administration to needs of the department.

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Experience Affects Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salaries

National Average
$61,000

Skills That Affect Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salaries

Engineering Design
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Counseling
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Clinical Supervision
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Accounting
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National Average
$61,000
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Spanish Language
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1174 votes.

Gender

Female
48%
female alumni
 
Male
52%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 6%
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