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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

$96,472 USD

£76,247 GBP
New York City

$121,167 USD

$72,000 USD

£56,905 GBP
Including "New York City"
Excluding "New York City"

Average Salary / University Professor / United States

Average salary for University Professor / United States is $96,472 USD per year. The most typical earning is $72,000 USD. All data are based on 117 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $103,000 USD. Women receive a salary of $91,100 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of $101,900 USD. The second most paid education level is Masters Degree with salary of $75,100 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 16-20 Years of experience receive salary of $116,800 USD. Employees with 20+ Years of experience receive $109,400 USD.

Levels / University Professor / United States (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
0 n/a
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
0 n/a
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
0 n/a
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
1 100%
0.85%
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
1 99.15%
0.85%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
1 98.29%
0.85%
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
3 97.44%
2.56%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
3 94.87%
2.56%
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
2 92.31%
1.71%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
3 90.6%
2.56%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
6 88.03%
5.13%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
10 82.91%
8.55%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
12 74.36%
10.26%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
5 64.1%
4.27%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
11 59.83%
9.4%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
6 50.43%
5.13%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
4 45.3%
3.42%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
3 41.88%
2.56%
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
6 39.32%
5.13%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
6 34.19%
5.13%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
1 29.06%
0.85%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
1 28.21%
0.85%
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
9 27.35%
7.69%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
2 19.66%
1.71%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
1 17.95%
0.85%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
0 n/a
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
3 17.09%
2.56%
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
1 14.53%
0.85%
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
4 13.68%
3.42%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
3 10.26%
2.56%
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
4 7.69%
3.42%
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
0 n/a
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
1 4.27%
0.85%
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
2 3.42%
1.71%
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
0 n/a
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
2 1.71%
1.71%
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
0 n/a
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
0 n/a
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
0 n/a

Gender / University Professor / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 74 $103,000 USD
2 Women 33 $91,100 USD

Education / University Professor / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 95 $101,900 USD
2 Masters Degree 20 $75,100 USD
3 Bachelors Degree 2 $52,500 USD

Experience / University Professor / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 16-20 Years 20 $116,800 USD
2 20+ Years 44 $109,400 USD
3 12-16 Years 11 $88,800 USD
4 4-8 Years 10 $84,100 USD
5 2-4 Years 8 $80,100 USD
6 1-2 Years 8 $76,900 USD
7 0-1 Year 5 $68,200 USD
8 8-12 Years 11 $65,700 USD

Age / University Professor / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 66-70 6 $133,300 USD
2 51-55 11 $117,300 USD
3 56-60 18 $107,900 USD
4 61-65 12 $105,200 USD
5 46-50 15 $103,000 USD
6 71-75 5 $100,300 USD
7 76-99 2 $97,000 USD
8 41-45 15 $90,800 USD
9 26-30 4 $79,000 USD
10 36-40 11 $75,600 USD
11 31-35 8 $72,900 USD
12 n/a 10 $66,000 USD

Work Type / University Professor / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Permanent 108 $98,400 USD
2 Contract 4 $87,000 USD
3 Self Employed 4 $68,800 USD
4 Part Time 1 $40,000 USD

States / University Professor / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Oklahoma 1 $220,000 USD
2 Hawaii 2 $166,500 USD
3 Vermont 1 $160,000 USD
4 Louisiana 1 $144,000 USD
5 Washington State 1 $133,900 USD
6 Indiana 2 $117,500 USD
7 Florida 9 $116,600 USD
8 District Of Columbia (DC) 3 $114,000 USD
9 Massachusetts 6 $110,200 USD
10 Alabama 3 $110,000 USD
11 California 9 $107,800 USD
12 New York State 6 $104,300 USD
13 Maryland 3 $102,000 USD
14 Georgia 5 $101,500 USD
15 Colorado 4 $100,000 USD
16 Oregon 1 $100,000 USD
17 Utah 3 $99,000 USD
18 Minnesota 3 $98,000 USD
19 Mississippi 1 $92,000 USD
20 Texas 6 $90,300 USD
21 Kentucky 2 $89,000 USD
22 Illinois 4 $88,800 USD
23 Connecticut 1 $88,000 USD
24 North Dakota 1 $85,000 USD
25 Kansas 1 $85,000 USD
26 West Virginia 1 $85,000 USD
27 Virginia 1 $80,000 USD
28 Montana 2 $79,600 USD
29 Missouri 4 $73,300 USD
30 Tennessee 6 $71,000 USD
31 North Carolina 2 $71,000 USD
32 Pennsylvania 2 $70,000 USD
33 Ohio 2 $68,500 USD
34 New Jersey 2 $66,500 USD
35 Arkansas 1 $60,000 USD
36 Wisconsin 1 $54,000 USD
37 Michigan 3 $48,700 USD

Cities / University Professor / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Tulsa 1 $220,000 USD
2 Honolulu 2 $166,500 USD
3 San Francisco 2 $163,500 USD
4 Burlington, Vermont 1 $160,000 USD
5 Tallahassee 3 $158,300 USD
6 Corpus Christi 1 $150,000 USD
7 Shreveport 1 $144,000 USD
8 Seattle 1 $133,900 USD
9 New York City 3 $121,200 USD
10 Sacramento 1 $120,000 USD
11 Indianapolis 2 $117,500 USD
12 Washington DC 3 $114,000 USD
13 Boston 6 $110,200 USD
14 Birmingham, United States 3 $110,000 USD
15 Orlando 3 $106,800 USD
16 Colorado Springs 1 $105,000 USD
17 Houston 3 $102,300 USD
18 Baltimore 3 $102,000 USD
19 Atlanta 5 $101,500 USD
20 San Jose 1 $100,000 USD
21 Bakersfield 1 $100,000 USD
22 Portland, Oregon 1 $100,000 USD
23 Irvine 1 $100,000 USD
24 Salt Lake City 3 $99,000 USD
25 Denver 3 $98,300 USD
26 Minneapolis 3 $98,000 USD
27 Rochester 2 $97,500 USD
28 Memphis 2 $94,000 USD
29 Jackson 1 $92,000 USD
30 Fort Lauderdale 2 $89,500 USD
31 Lexington 2 $89,000 USD
32 Chicago 4 $88,800 USD
33 Bridgeport 1 $88,000 USD
34 Bismarck, North Dakota 1 $85,000 USD
35 Wichita 1 $85,000 USD
36 Charleston, West Virginia 1 $85,000 USD
37 Kansas City 1 $85,000 USD
38 --Other-- 11 $81,700 USD
39 Richmond 1 $80,000 USD
40 Billings, Montana 2 $79,600 USD
41 San Diego 2 $75,700 USD
42 Raleigh 1 $72,000 USD
43 Cincinnati 1 $72,000 USD
44 Long Beach 1 $72,000 USD
45 Philadelphia 2 $70,000 USD
46 Charlotte 1 $70,000 USD
47 St. Louis 3 $69,300 USD
48 Buffalo, United States 1 $67,000 USD
49 Jersey City 2 $66,500 USD
50 Nashville 2 $66,000 USD
51 Cleveland 1 $65,000 USD
52 Little Rock 1 $60,000 USD
53 Chattanooga 1 $56,000 USD
54 Milwaukee 1 $54,000 USD
55 Knoxville 1 $50,000 USD
56 Detroit 3 $48,700 USD
57 Garland 1 $45,000 USD
58 San Antonio 1 $40,000 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

40/40  Assistant Professor (Man)
Posted 06 May 2024

What I do?

"MD and MPAS program educational activities."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Fort Lauderdale Masters Degree 12-16 Years Expert $105,000 USD

39/40  Scientist (Woman)
Posted 13 September 2022

What I do?

"Medical research."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Salt Lake City Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years Expert $150,000 USD

38/40  Associate Professor (Woman)
Posted 10 September 2022

What I do?

"Ph. D. , teaching, research, service."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Jose Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years Expert $100,000 USD

37/40  Research Assistant Professor (Woman)
Posted 22 July 2022

What I do?

"Research, seminars, grant writing, writing papers."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Salt Lake City Doctorate Degree 4-8 Years Intermediate $105,000 USD

36/40  Professor (Woman)
Posted 27 March 2022

What I do?

"History."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Billings, Montana Doctorate Degree 8-12 Years Expert $34,200 USD

35/40  Professor Emeritus (Man)
Posted 11 March 2022

What I do?

"Technical/Engineering."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert $120,000 USD

34/40  Professor (Man)
Posted 09 March 2022

What I do?

"Teach classes."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $61,000 USD

33/40  Chief Academic Officer, Provost, And Professor (Woman)
Posted 13 January 2022

What I do?

"I am engaged in University administration, educational accreditation and related educational federal and state policy, faculty development, academic quality control, student learning and assessment. My research and teaching topics include: leadership and communication."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tulsa Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years Expert $220,000 USD

32/40  Professor (Man)
Posted 17 December 2021

What I do?

"Researcher."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tallahassee Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years Expert $170,000 USD

31/40  Researcher (Man)
Posted 16 December 2021

What I do?

"Research."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Knoxville Masters Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $50,000 USD

30/40  Assc Prof (Man)
Posted 18 October 2021

What I do?

"Teaching, Research, Service."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Billings, Montana Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years Expert $125,000 USD

29/40  Professor Of Education (Man)
Posted 04 October 2021

What I do?

"Science, statistical analyses."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Orlando Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years Expert $75,000 USD

28/40  Professor (Man)
Posted 29 September 2021

What I do?

"Teach, research, service, program coordinator."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Doctorate Degree 8-12 Years Expert $72,500 USD

27/40  Professor Of Computer Science (Man)
Posted 17 August 2021

What I do?

"Education, research."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years Expert $175,000 USD

26/40  Professor (Man)
Posted 20 January 2021

What I do?

"Research and teaching."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Atlanta Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $166,400 USD

25/40  Assistant Professor (Woman)
Posted 31 July 2020

What I do?

"Teaching, researching, service."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Doctorate Degree 8-12 Years n/a $60,000 USD

24/40  Associate Professor (Man)
Posted 03 March 2020

What I do?

"University teaching and research."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Atlanta Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years n/a $100,000 USD

23/40  Professor Of Mathematics (Man)
Posted 02 March 2020

What I do?

"Teaching undergraduate mathematics, advising mathematics majors, research and publication."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $101,000 USD

22/40  Professor Of Sociology (Man)
Posted 24 February 2020

What I do?

"Quantitative research."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $207,000 USD

21/40  Professor (Woman)
Posted 14 December 2019

What I do?

"University professor including teaching, research and administration."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Bridgeport Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $88,000 USD

20/40  Professor/ Scientist (Man)
Posted 10 October 2019

What I do?

"Professor/ scientist since 3 year PhD in biology -stem cells and developmental biology postdoc from Harvardds."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years n/a $150,000 USD

19/40  Professor (Man)
Posted 13 August 2019

What I do?

"Professor of history."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Indianapolis Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years n/a $200,000 USD

18/40  Assistant Professor (Man)
Posted 05 August 2019

What I do?

"Teaching and research."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Jersey City Doctorate Degree 1-2 Years n/a $68,000 USD

17/40  Professor (Woman)
Posted 03 August 2019

What I do?

"Teacher and researcher."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Birmingham, United States Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years n/a $120,000 USD

16/40  Professor (Man)
Posted 30 June 2019

What I do?

"Defense and security."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Francisco Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $177,000 USD

15/40  Professor (Woman)
Posted 20 June 2019

What I do?

"University professor."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Birmingham, United States Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $120,000 USD

14/40  Assistant Professor (Woman)
Posted 13 June 2019

What I do?

"Research, teaching."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years n/a $70,000 USD

13/40  Organizational Behavior (Woman)
Posted 13 May 2019

What I do?

"Faculty and consultant - International."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Detroit Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $40,000 USD

12/40  Visiting Assistant Professor (Man)
Posted 06 May 2019

What I do?

"Teaching and researching."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Doctorate Degree 4-8 Years n/a $83,000 USD

11/40  Assistant Professor (Man)
Posted 03 March 2019

What I do?

"Lesson plan, lecture, grading."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cleveland Doctorate Degree 1-2 Years n/a $65,000 USD

10/40  Lecturer (Man)
Posted 23 February 2019

What I do?

"Nothing in particular."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Detroit Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years n/a $26,000 USD

9/40  Departmental Chair (Head) (Man)
Posted 29 January 2019

What I do?

"Supervise an academic department (13 professors, 4 lecturers, 150 graduate students, 200 undergraduates), manage a budget of approximately $1, 700, 000 with two graduate programs (1 academic PhD, 1 professional MS), and an undergraduate program (BA)."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $133,900 USD

8/40  Associate Professor (Woman)
Posted 02 December 2018

What I do?

"University instructor."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Raleigh Doctorate Degree 8-12 Years n/a $72,000 USD

7/40  Professor (Man)
Posted 14 November 2018

What I do?

"College teacher."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $80,000 USD

6/40  Professor (Man)
Posted 28 October 2018

What I do?

"Lecture to university students Provide advising to program students at bachelor's and master's level Conduct research Provide service to university committees."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Baltimore Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $84,000 USD

5/40  Faculty (Woman)
Posted 28 October 2018

What I do?

"Mentoring doctoral candidates, teaching doctoral courses, supporting faculty development for doctoral faculty and mentors."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $83,000 USD

4/40  Life Science Instructor (Man)
Posted 22 April 2018

What I do?

"Teach Chemistry, Anatomy and Algebra."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Bismarck, North Dakota Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years n/a $85,000 USD

3/40  Counselor (Woman)
Posted 31 December 2017

What I do?

"Working with college students to develop educational plans, career options."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Sacramento Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $120,000 USD

2/40  Professor (Man)
Posted 21 November 2017

What I do?

"Lecture, advise, research. community service."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Little Rock Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $60,000 USD

1/40  Assistant Professor (Woman)
Posted 08 July 2017

What I do?

"I teach college level courses."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $83,500 USD


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