Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education with Research Analysis Skills Salary

Professors with Research Analysis skills receive generous compensation — earning an average of $102K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by years of experience and the particular employer. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Professors with Research Analysis skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Professors with Research Analysis skills survey respondents are men (70 percent). The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$62,417 - $164,041
MEDIAN: $102,113

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$62,895 - $168,364  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 643
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Heading up the field in terms of compensation, University of Minnesota offers the most; Professors with Research Analysis skills earn $151K on average there.

Pay by Experience Level for Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education

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

Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $62K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $79K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $100K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $113K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 189 votes.


30 %
70 %

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: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 3%