Professor of Law Salary

On average, Professor of Laws in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($130K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Most people is this field find their work highly enjoyable. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Professor of Laws (81 percent) survey respondents are men.

$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.

For Professor of Laws, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $94K on average, the five-to-10 year group has a much higher, six-figure median of $102K. Professor of Laws bring in $136K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $140K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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 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%