Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for an Adjunct Professor is $15,484
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Adjunct Professors?
An early career Adjunct Professor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $27,000 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Adjunct Professor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15,000 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Adjunct …Read more
What Do Adjunct Professors Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.