Professors in New York, N.Y. tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — a little under three-quarters have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $52K to $207K per year, median earnings come to $97K annually. The majority of New York Professors (64 percent) who took the survey are men. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Professors in New York is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Pay by Experience Level for Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

For many Professors in New York, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $68K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $82K. Professors in New York, N.Y. bring in $98K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $119K.

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Experience Affects Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salaries


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Skills That Affect Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salaries

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Clinical Research
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Curriculum Planning
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Research Analysis
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Job Satisfaction

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


36 %
64 %

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: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 6%