Adjunct Professor Salary

Median pay for Adjunct Professors in the United States is around $30K per year, but employers in Los Angeles offer the biggest paychecks; average compensation in that city is approximately $90K. Adjunct Professors will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+102 percent), New York (+46 percent), Dallas (+45 percent), and Chicago (+28 percent).

$12,281 - $69,894
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$30K
$70K
MEDIAN: $30,052
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50%
90%

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$19.84 - $68.34
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$68
MEDIAN: $37.10
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$0$103K
Salary $12,281 - $69,894
Bonus $976
Total Pay (?
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$14,319 - $103,592
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 691
Hourly Data $0$68
Hourly Rate $19.84 - $68.34
Overtime $20.12
Annual Data $0$103K
Bonus $976
Total Pay (?
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).
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$14,319 - $103,592
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 378

Job Description for Adjunct Professor

Adjunct professors serve as instructors and/or researchers for the institution at which they teach. Most often, adjunct professors are not full-time professors seeking a tenured position at a university. Rather, they are typically professionals working in a particular field who have part-time professor status teaching within that same field at a university; universities benefit because these professors have real-world experience working in the field and do not require the same employment benefits of full-time professors.

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Adjunct Professor Tasks

  • Teach on a contractual basis at one or more colleges.
  • Grade assignments and provide students with timely feedback.
  • Develop the syllabus and prepare and lead discussions, lectures, tests, and assignments.

Common Career Paths for Adjunct Professor


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Adjunct Professors who advance into the role of a College Department Chair are fairly uncommon. College Department Chairs on average earn $80K per year. Assistant Professors or Associate Professors are common next-step roles for Adjunct Professors moving up in their careers; annual pay for Assistant Professors is $15K higher on average, and it's $26K higher for Associate Professors.

Adjunct Professor Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Adjunct Professor


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Adjunct Professors include Brown Mackie College, ITT Technical Institute, Grand Canyon University, ECPI College of Technology, and University of Cincinnati (UC). For Adjunct Professors, comfortable salaries can be found at ECPI College of Technology; in fact, median earnings sit around $51K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Adjunct Professor


Adjunct Professors seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Spanish Language, Masters degree, and Curriculum Planning are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 116 percent, 62 percent, and 50 percent, respectively. Those listing Teaching as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Public Speaking and Design also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in English Language are, more often than not, also skilled in Teaching.

Pay by Experience Level for Adjunct Professor

Pay by Experience for an Adjunct Professor has a positive trend. An entry-level Adjunct Professor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 587 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Adjunct Professor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 316 salaries. An experienced Adjunct Professor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 322 salaries. An Adjunct Professor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 198 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,040

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Adjunct Professor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Adjunct Professor?

Adjunct Professor in Valrico:
"Rewarding, but not in a monetary sense."
Pros: I love the connections with students, and the availability of collective knowledge, and the ability to build my own syllabus.
Cons: No stability. Don't know my schedule from semester to semester.

Adjunct Professor in Chicago:
"Adjunct Professor Reflection."
Pros: I have schedule flexibility and the students are great to work with. The material is inline with my passion.
Cons: The pay is horrible and I can't live off it. I don't have any job security or benefits.

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Key Stats for Adjunct Professor

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Adjunct Professor Salaries

▲26%

▲14%

National Average
$43,000

▼4%

▼5%

Skills That Affect Adjunct Professor Salaries

Spanish Language
▲115%

Masters degree
▲62%

Curriculum Planning
▲50%


Graphic Design
▲8%

National Average
$43,000



Adobe Photoshop
▼12%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▼16%

Design
▼24%

Public Speaking
▼35%

▼38%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 79%