Professor of Laws in the United States take home approximately $133K annually on average. The vast majority of Professor of Laws (88 percent) who took the survey are men. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one in six.

$82,723 - $260,000
MEDIAN: $133,454

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$82,723 - $260,000  
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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).
$83,043 - $259,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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.

Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Professor of Laws. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $94K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $102K. Professor of Laws with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $122K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $146K on average.

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Years of Experience

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5-9 years
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 8%