College Professor Salary in the US

$128,370
per year
per month
$10,700
per month
per year
Bonus
$7,200/year
Bonus
$600/month

College Professor - Average Salary

The average salary for a College Professor is $128,370 per year ($10,700 per month), which is $74,880 (+140%) higher than the average salary in the United States.
A College Professor can expect an average starting salary of $79,490. The highest salaries can exceed $212,250.
$79,490
Low
$128,370
Average salary
$212,250
High
$6,620
Low
$10,700
Average salary
$17,690
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$121,600
$243,250
Salary$79,490 - 212,250
Bonus$0 - 31,000
Total Pay$79,490 - 243,250
$0
$10,140
$20,270
Salary$6,620 - 17,690
Bonus$0 - 2,580
Total Pay$6,620 - 20,270

College Professor Salary Range

Low
$79,490
Average salary
$128,370
Senior
$146,360
High
$212,250
Low
$6,620
Average salary
$10,700
Senior
$12,200
High
$17,690
Among College Professors in the U.S., adjunct professors and other non-tenured faculty, assistant college professors and associate professors have lower salaries, while full college professors and senior professors at private colleges boast the highest annual earnings.

College Professor - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Law Professor$173K/year
+35% 
Professor in Dentistry$164K/year
+28% 
College Professor in Economics$162K/year
+26% 
College Professor - Architecture$146K/year
+14% 
College Professor - Chemistry$139K/year
+8% 
College Professor in History$119K/year
 -7%
College Professor in English$113K/year
 -12%

College Professor - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level College Professor with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $95,320 per year. A mid level College Professor with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $114,230, while a Senior College Professor with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $139,550. College Professors with more than 20 years of experience earn $148,370 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a College Professor

Late Career▲ +16%
Senior▲ +9%
Average Salary$128,370/year
Mid Level▼ -11%
Entry Level▼ -26%

Gender Breakdown

Female
44%
Male
56%

College Professor - Jobs by Location

College Professor - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all College 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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