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Average Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salary

$68,484
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,095
Bonus
$6,445
Commission
$2,980
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The average salary for an Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education is $68,484.
10%
$49k
MEDIAN
$68k
90%
$105k
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$49k - $105k
Bonus
$860 - $31k
Profit Sharing
$966 - $81k
Commission
$0 - $6k
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$49k - $107k
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What Do Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Educations Do?

Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Tasks
  • Advise and mentor students.
  • Teach courses in a specific field.
  • Develop and modify curriculum in coordination with committees.

Job Satisfaction for Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education

3.8 out of 5
(482)
Highly Satisfied
45Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education are from the companies University of Southern California (USC), University of Pittsburgh and California State University (CSU). Reported salaries are highest at University of Southern California (USC) where the average pay is $86,154. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include University of Kentucky (UK) and University of Utah, earning around $85,000 and $79,992, respectively. University of Florida (UF) pays the lowest at around $72,000. University of North Texas (UNT) and University of Pittsburgh also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $72,414 and $72,414, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Educations?

Skills in Research Analysis and Grant Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Oral / Verbal Communication, Course Design and Curriculum Planning.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Educations?

An entry-level Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $68,866 based on 306 salaries. An early career Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,604 based on 1,748 salaries. A mid-career Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,769 based on 1,303 salaries. An experienced Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,645 based on 871 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $66,754.
Employees with Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 20.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (19.1% more) and Los Angeles, California (17.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (2.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,640 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.6%
Early Career
37.7%
Mid Career
28.1%
Experienced
18.8%
Late Career
8.9%