Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salary with Research Analysis skills

Professors with Research Analysis skills can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $103K per year on average. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by tenure and the particular employer. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Professors with Research Analysis skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$63,025 - $162,990
MEDIAN: $102,973

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$63,025 - $162,990  
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$63,664 - $167,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 587
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Professors with Research Analysis skills generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average inexperienced worker earns $63K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $78K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $100K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $115K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 156 votes.


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