Professor of Law Salary

Professor of Laws in the United States can expect to earn an average of $129K per year. Most workers in this position report very high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a majority get vision benefits. Male Professor of Laws are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field.

$65,436 - $185,552
MEDIAN: $129,159

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$65,436 - $185,552  
$0.00 - $20,067  
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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).
$61,837 - $197,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70

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Pay by Experience Level for Professor of Law

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

Professor of Laws with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $81K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $109K. Professor of Laws who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $134K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $140K.

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Experience Affects Professor of Law Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.


22 %
78 %

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: 80% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 10%