Professor of Law Salary

Average pay for a Professor of Law in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $130K per year. There are far more male Professor of Laws survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. Most people is this field find their work highly enjoyable. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority.

$72,129 - $198,518
MEDIAN: $130,072

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$67,924 - $201,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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Job Description for Professor of Law

Professors of law teach various aspects of jurisprudence and law in a university setting. Those who teach at professional graduate schools are usually tenured and specialize in a specific facet of law, such as contracts, evidence, or liability. Many are also members of the state bar within the area in which they teach and are certified to practice professionally.


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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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Professionals with less than five years' experience earn a median of $94K annually, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts report a weighty six-figure median of $102K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Professor of Laws make a median salary of $136K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $140K on average.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.


19 %
81 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 10%