Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does an Assistant Professor make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

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$149,140 / yrTotal Pay
$132,227 / yrBase Pay
$16,913 / yrAdditional Pay

$149,140

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$88K$254K
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The estimated total pay for a Assistant Professor is $149,140 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $132,227 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $16,913 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

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$149,140 /yr
Assistant Professor
$93,385 /yr
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Related Job Titles

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Some related job titles are Assistant Professor, Computer Science Salaries with median pay of $175,460, Associate Professor Salaries with median pay of $163,361, Instructor Salaries with median pay of $59,293, Lecturer Salaries with median pay of $58,417.

Top Paying Companies

For an Assistant Professor in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for an Assistant Professor in United States. Employers include MD Anderson Cancer Center, UC Davis Health and National Jewish Health.

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MD Anderson Cancer Center
$171,418/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For an Assistant Professor in United States

The top 5 paying industries for an Assistant Professor in United States are Healthcare with a median total pay of $137,616, Media & Communication with a median total pay of $121,691, Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $114,616, Management & Consulting with a median total pay of $109,999, and Retail & Wholesale with a median total pay of $99,377.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • HealthcareHealthcare$137,616

    36% Higher than other industries

  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$121,691

    27% Higher than other industries

  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$114,616

    23% Higher than other industries

  • Management & ConsultingManagement & Consulting$109,999

    19% Higher than other industries

  • Retail & WholesaleRetail & Wholesale$99,377

    11% Higher than other industries

Healthcare

Top paying companies in Healthcare for Assistant Professor are MD Anderson Cancer Center, UC Davis Health, and National Jewish Health.

MD Anderson Cancer CenterMD Anderson Cancer Center$171,418/yr
UC Davis HealthUC Davis Health$167,897/yr

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Education?

Job growth in education remains steady, with modest growth in salaries and greater opportunities for workers with STEM specialization or those with advanced degrees. Opportunities are likely to persist with the projected rise in student enrollment in the coming years. Jobs are often reliant upon state and local budgets with public sector benefits being an attractive feature for many job-seekers.

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Assistant Professor

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$110,000

/yr

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Assistant Professor

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$150,000

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Assistant Professor, Communication

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$80,000

/yr

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Assistant Professor

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$54,000

/yr

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Assistant Professor

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$69,000

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Assistant Professor

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$90,000

/yr

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Assistant Professor

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$87,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
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Assistant Professor

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$78,000

/yr

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Assistant Professor

United States of America

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$30,000

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Assistant Professor pay FAQ

The national average salary for an Assistant Professor is $132,227 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Assistant Professor salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 44343 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Assistant Professor employees.

The highest salary for an Assistant Professor in United States is $222,994 per year.

The lowest salary for an Assistant Professor in United States is $78,405 per year.

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