Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salary in New York

Professors in New York, N.Y. tend to be well-versed in their field, and over three-fourths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $99K per year, but may range from $51K to $196K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most New York Professors. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,806 - $190,860
MEDIAN: $99,153

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$50,817 - $196,272  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of New York Professors. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $60K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $73K. Professors in New York, N.Y. see a median salary of $96K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $128K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Skills That Affect Salaries

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.


41 %
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 8%