Professor of Law Salary

Professor of Laws in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $128K per year on average. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a strong majority, and a majority earn vision coverage. For the most part, Professor of Laws enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Professor of Laws survey respondents than women, making up 80 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$62,400 - $194,154
MEDIAN: $127,530

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$60,438 - $198,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $89K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $102K. For Professor of Laws, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $128K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $139K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.


20 %
80 %

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: 79% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 9%