Professor salary in United States

How much does a Professor make in the United States?

Average base salary

$53,665

Most common benefits

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The average salary for a professor is $53,665 per year in the United States. 503 salaries reported, updated at January 10, 2022.

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Highest paying cities for Professors in United States

  1. San Diego, CA
    $89,795 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Columbus, OH
    $76,850 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $75,578 per year
    5 salaries reported
  1. Campus, IL
    $62,948 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Miami, FL
    $61,958 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $59,440 per year
    7 salaries reported
  1. Atlanta, GA
    $51,540 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $40,687 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. Orlando, FL
    $37,265 per year
    6 salaries reported
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Where can a Professor earn more?

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Most common benefits for Professors

  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 403(b)
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Disability insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 2,614 ratings

54% of Professors in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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