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Professor salary in United States

How much does a Professor make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $57,943
Low $30,351
High $110,619
Non-cash benefit
Dental insurance
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The average salary for a professor is $57,943 per year in the United States. 248 salaries reported, updated at January 27, 2023

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Top companies for Professors in United States

  1. University of California - San Francisco
    487 reviews6 salaries reported
    $295,123per year
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Highest paying cities for Professors near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $98,149 per year
    10 salaries reported
  2. Miami, FL
    $96,659 per year
    9 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $89,646 per year
    5 salaries reported
  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $80,877 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Savannah, GA
    $71,384 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. Campus, IL
    $65,151 per year
    5 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $58,567 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $50,258 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Lakeland, FL
    $49,026 per year
    98 salaries reported
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Where can a Professor earn more?

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Most common benefits for Professors

  • Dental insurance
  • Health 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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