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Average Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salary

$88,096
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,000
Bonus
$10,000
Commission
$4,913
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The average salary for a Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education is $88,096.
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$52k
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$88k
90%
$162k
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$52k - $162k
Bonus
$587 - $30k
Profit Sharing
$159 - $30k
Commission
$7k - $388k
Total Pay
$52k - $165k
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What Do Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Educations Do?

Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Tasks
  • Perform research to expand knowledge by performing experiments, collecting and analyzing data, or examining original documents, literature, and other source material.
  • Keep up with developments in an academic field.
  • Supervise graduate students' teaching and research.
  • Publish research findings.
  • Prepare lectures, exercises and laboratory experiments; grade exams and papers; advise and work with students individually.

Job Satisfaction for Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education

4.2 out of 5
(342)
Highly Satisfied
31Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education are from the companies New York University (NYU), University of Pennsylvania and Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC). Reported salaries are highest at University of Pennsylvania where the average pay is $162,693. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Boston University and New York University (NYU), earning around $120,299 and $102,913, respectively. Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) pays the lowest at around $49,298. Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and Maryland Institute College of Art also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $75,000 and $83,870, respectively.

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

Skills in Research Analysis and Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Writing Procedures & Documentation, Curriculum Planning and Oral / Verbal Communication.

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

An entry-level 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 $60,116 based on 34 salaries. An early career Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,552 based on 205 salaries. A mid-career Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,809 based on 175 salaries. An experienced Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,968 based on 654 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $99,984.
Employees with Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education in their job title in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania earn an average of 44.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (23.7% more) and New York, New York (23.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (17.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,189 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.6%
Early Career
9.4%
Mid Career
8.0%
Experienced
29.9%
Late Career
51.2%