Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education is $85,672 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 Salary (?
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$48,118 - $150,156
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MEDIAN: $85,671
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Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salary (?
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$14.74 - $68.57
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$48,118 - $150,156  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,455  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $12,880  
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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$48,156 - $151,858  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,274
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.74 - $68.57  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $102.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,455  
   
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $12,880  
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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$48,156 - $151,858  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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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

Washington
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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San Diego
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Philadelphia
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Columbus
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Baltimore
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Pittsburgh
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National Average
$86,000
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Miami
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Experience Affects Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salaries

National Average
$86,000

Skills That Affect Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 40%
Statistical Analysis
up arrow 10%
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 1%
National Average
$86,000
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 1%
Curriculum Planning
up arrow 1%
Research
up arrow 8%
Online Education
up arrow 12%
Teaching
up arrow 13%
Public Speaking
up arrow 14%
Mathematica
up arrow 26%
Counseling
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
35%
female alumni
 
Male
65%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
48%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 7%
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