Career Attributes

  • $68,271
  • 74,500
  • 3.7
  • 10.3%
  • Doctorate degree
  • English Literature
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How much does a Professor make in the United States?

Average Professor Yearly Salary in the United States

Professors earn an average yearly salary of $68,271. Salaries typically start from $30,103 and go up to $119,407.

Average Professor Hourly Wage in the United States

Professors earn an average hourly wage of $32.82. Hourly wages typically start from $14.47 and go up to $57.41.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Employment Type Mix

51%
Full-Time
49%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

2.9
SCORE
972
RATINGS
Professors average a score of 2.9 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Professors in the 35th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Professor satisfaction

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Professor Earnings by Seniority

Top End Professor Earnings

The highest earning Professors in the United States earn:

$57.41
an hour
$119,407.1
per year
Senior Professor Earnings

Senior Professors in the United States earn:

$38.75
an hour
$80,595.0
per year
Experienced Professor Earnings

Experienced Professors in the United States earn:

$27.97
an hour
$58,181.5
per year
Junior Professor Earnings

Junior Professors in the United States earn:

$19.99
an hour
$41,571.5
per year
Starting Professor Earnings

Starting Professors in the United States earn:

$14.47
an hour
$30,102.5
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Professor Salary Comparison

Professors earn more than 85% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Distance Learning Coordinator Salary $84k
School Psychologist Salary $76k
Nurse Educator Salary $73k
Professor Salary $68k
Music Teacher Salary $58k
Education Administrator Salary $52k
Health Educator Salary $51k
Physical Education Teacher Salary $48k
Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

Professor salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Professor Salary in Utah $43.01 $89,460 # 1
Professor Salary in Wisconsin $42.41 $88,210 # 2
Professor Salary in Florida $39.78 $82,740 # 3
Professor Salary in California $38.95 $81,009.8 # 4
Professor Salary in Connecticut $38.40 $79,870 # 5
Professor Salary in New York $38.36 $79,781.1 # 6
Professor Salary in Massachusetts $37.63 $78,270 # 7
Professor Salary in Washington $37.53 $78,070 # 8
Professor Salary in Rhode Island $37.52 $78,040 # 9
Professor Salary in Delaware $37.10 $77,160 # 10
Professor Salary in New Jersey $36.13 $75,140 # 11
Professor Salary in Michigan $36.04 $74,960 # 12
Professor Salary in Alaska $35.76 $74,390 # 13
Professor Salary in Iowa $35.45 $73,730 # 14
Professor Salary in Arkansas $35.37 $73,560 # 15
Professor Salary in North Dakota $35.29 $73,410 # 16
Professor Salary in Arizona $35.04 $72,890 # 17
Professor Salary in Maryland $34.94 $72,670 # 18
Professor Salary in Ohio $34.88 $72,560 # 19
Professor Salary in Alabama $34.72 $72,220 # 20
Professor Salary in Hawaii $34.51 $71,780 # 21
Professor Salary in New Hampshire $34.19 $71,120 # 22
Professor Salary in Illinois $33.22 $69,090 # 23
Professor Salary in United States $32.82 $68,271.2 # 24
Professor Salary in Oregon $32.65 $67,910 # 25
Professor Salary in New Mexico $32.56 $67,730 # 26
Professor Salary in Pennsylvania $32.38 $67,350 # 27
Professor Salary in Kentucky $32.16 $66,900 # 28
Professor Salary in North Carolina $32.07 $66,700 # 29
Professor Salary in South Dakota $31.51 $65,540 # 30
Professor Salary in Indiana $31.41 $65,330 # 31
Professor Salary in Nebraska $31.37 $65,240 # 32
Professor Salary in Idaho $31.18 $64,860 # 33
Professor Salary in Virginia $31.13 $64,760 # 34
Professor Salary in Wyoming $31.06 $64,600 # 35
Professor Salary in Mississippi $30.89 $64,260 # 36
Professor Salary in District of Columbia $30.72 $63,890 # 37
Professor Salary in Missouri $29.80 $61,980 # 38
Professor Salary in Maine $29.63 $61,620 # 39
Professor Salary in Vermont $29.40 $61,150 # 40
Professor Salary in Minnesota $29.35 $61,050 # 41
Professor Salary in Texas $29.33 $61,010.2 # 42
Professor Salary in Georgia $28.94 $60,200 # 43
Professor Salary in Tennessee $28.87 $60,050 # 44
Professor Salary in West Virginia $28.50 $59,280 # 45
Professor Salary in Colorado $28.35 $58,960 # 46
Professor Salary in South Carolina $26.36 $54,820 # 47
Professor Salary in Louisiana $26.03 $54,140 # 48
Professor Salary in Nevada $25.95 $53,980 # 49
Professor Salary in Oklahoma $25.84 $53,740 # 50
Professor Salary in Puerto Rico $23.87 $49,650 # 51
Professor Salary in Montana $23.72 $49,340 # 52
Professor Salary in Kansas $21.88 $45,520 # 53

Career Attributes

  • $68,271
  • 74,500
  • 3.7
  • 10.3%
  • Doctorate degree
  • English Literature
More Attributes