The average salary for an Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education is $68,538 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Molecular Biology, Clinical Research, Grant Writing, Research Analysis, and Technical Writing.
Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Total Pay (?
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$48,298 - $104,629
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MEDIAN: $68,537
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Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Total Pay (?
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$25.17 - $88.99
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,298 - $104,629  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,412  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,589  
Commission
$0.00 - $30,410  
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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$48,523 - $107,649  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,498
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$1K$2K$3K
Hourly Rate
$25.17 - $88.99  
   
Overtime
$4.86 - $2,970  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$2M$4M$6M
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,412  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $30,410  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,589  
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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$48,523 - $107,649  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,498
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Job Description for Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education
An associate professor educates at a higher-education institution such as a community college, college,, or university. The main job of an associate professor typically is to teach students and conduct research, and they typically have the same job responsibilities as a full professor; the major difference is that associate professors have not yet attained tenure.
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Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Tasks
  • Participate in university and departmental meetings and policy reviews.
  • Create course syllabi, materials, readings, and grading rubrics.
  • Teach online and in-person courses to meet learning objectives.
  • Write grants and conduct research.
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Experience Affects Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salaries

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$70,000

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Gender
Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
21%
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medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 6%
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