Average Entry-Level Adjunct Professor Salary

$31,113
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$400
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Adjunct Professor is $31,113.
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MEDIAN $31,113
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Salary
$13k - $60k
Bonus
$0 - $400
Total Pay
$18k - $91k

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Job Description for Adjunct Professor

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.

Career Paths

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Adjunct Professor
Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Educa...
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Pay by Experience Level for Adjunct Professor

An early career Adjunct Professor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $31,791 based on 562 salaries. A mid-career Adjunct Professor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $34,321 based on 385 salaries. An experienced Adjunct Professor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,087 based on 400 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $40,452.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,586 survey responses.
Early Career
35.4%
Mid Career
24.3%
Experienced
25.2%
Late Career
15.1%