Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education is $83,802 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Engineering Design, Molecular Biology, Clinical Research, Research Analysis, and Administration. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Total Pay (?
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$47,043 - $147,304
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MEDIAN: $83,801
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Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Total Pay (?
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$14.92 - $78.91
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,043 - $147,304  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,762  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $12,766  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$47,236 - $149,186  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,383
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.92 - $78.91  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $102.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,762  
   
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $12,766  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$47,236 - $149,186  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,383
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Job Description for Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education
The job of a professor at the postsecondary or higher education level involves not only lecturing and teaching students in the classroom, but working with them to develop research, dissertations, or thesis-based papers as well. A professor also must be able to perform research, collect and analyze data, and examine original documents, literature, and other source material.
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Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Tasks
  • Publish research findings.
  • Prepare lectures, exercises and laboratory experiments; grade exams and papers; advise and work with students individually.
  • Supervise graduate students' teaching and research.
  • Perform research to expand knowledge by performing experiments, collecting and analyzing data, or examining original documents, literature, and other source material.
  • Keep up with developments in an academic field.
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Pay Difference By Location
San Francisco
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Boston
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San Diego
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Seattle
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Philadelphia
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Columbus
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Pittsburgh
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Baltimore
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Atlanta
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Experience Affects Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salaries

National Average
$85,000

Skills That Affect Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salaries

Engineering Design
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Statistical Analysis
up arrow 12%
Project Management
up arrow 6%
National Average
$85,000
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%
Research
up arrow 8%
Online Education
up arrow 10%
Public Speaking
up arrow 12%
Teaching
up arrow 15%
Mathematica
up arrow 25%
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Gender
Female
34%
female alumni
 
Male
66%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
47%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 7%
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