Assistant Professor Salary in the US

$71,390
per year
per month
$5,950
per month
per year

Assistant Professor - Average Salary

The average salary for an Assistant Professor is $71,390 per year ($5,950 per month), which is $17,900 (+33%) higher than the average salary in the United States.
An Assistant Professor can expect an average starting salary of $53,440. The highest salaries can exceed $110,720.
$53,440
Low
$71,390
Average salary
$110,720
High
$4,450
Low
$5,950
Average salary
$9,230
High

Assistant Professor Salary Range

Low
$53,440
Average salary
$71,390
Senior
$76,560
High
$110,720
Low
$4,450
Average salary
$5,950
Senior
$6,380
High
$9,230
Among Assistant College Professors in the U.S., assistant professors in English, History or Drama usually to have lower salaries, while assistant professors in Dentistry or Economics and assistant Law professors boast the highest annual earnings.

Assistant Professor - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Assistant Law Professor$94K/year
+31% 
Assistant Professor in Dentistry$90K/year
+26% 
Assistant Professor in Economics$88K/year
+23% 
Assistant Professor in History$63K/year
 -12%
Assistant College Professor in English$60K/year
 -16%

Assistant Professor - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Assistant Professor with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $67,450 per year. A mid level Assistant Professor with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $68,590, while a Senior Assistant Professor with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $72,590. Assistant College Professors with more than 20 years of experience earn $69,430 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Assistant Professor

Senior▲ +2%
Average Salary$71,390/year
Late Career▼ -3%
Mid Level▼ -4%
Entry Level▼ -6%

Gender Breakdown

Female
58%
Male
42%

Assistant Professor - Jobs by Location

Assistant Professor - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Assistant Professor jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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