The average salary for an Experienced Adjunct Professor is $40,087.
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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 benefit…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Adjunct Professor
Oral / Verbal Communication
Skills in Oral / Verbal Communication, Online Education, Training and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include English Language.
Pay by Experience Level for Adjunct Professor
An entry-level Adjunct Professor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $31,113 based on 261 salaries. An early career Adjunct Professor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation 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. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $40,452.
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Employees with Adjunct Professor in their job title in Denver, Colorado earn an average of 49.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (1.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (54.3% less), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (25.2% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (12.7% less).
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