Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salary with Research Analysis skills

Professors with Research Analysis skills can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $103K) surpassing six figures annually. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but career length and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Most Professors with Research Analysis skills survey respondents are men (72 percent). Job satisfaction for Professors with Research Analysis skills is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$62,522 - $162,288
MEDIAN: $103,378

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$62,522 - $162,288  
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$63,493 - $166,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 526

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Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Professors with Research Analysis skills. The average beginner in this position makes around $62K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $80K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $100K in this role. Professors with Research Analysis skills who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $116K on average.

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Experience Affects Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education with Research Analysis skills Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 153 votes.


28 %
72 %

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: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 3%