Professor salary in the United States

Average salary
$87,000/yr
Based on 46,825 income tax records
$37,500
$209,500
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$48K
 
$69K
 
$82K
 
$92K
 
$95K
$37,500
$209,500
How much do Professors make?
The average total salary for a Professor is $87,000 per year. This is based on data from 46,825 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Professor and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Professor salary can vary between $37,500 to $209,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Professor salary by location

Professor salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Harvard University, Middlesex County, MA
91 income tax records
$215,500/yr
$60K – $446K
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Princeton University Treasurers, Mercer County, NJ
57 income tax records
$170,000/yr
$63K – $436K
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Columbia University, New York County, NY
85 income tax records
$168,000/yr
$76K – $496K
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Yale University, New Haven County, CT
90 income tax records
$160,000/yr
$72K – $334K
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The University Of Chicago, Cook County, IL
123 income tax records
$148,500/yr
$65K – $421K
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Northwestern University, Cook County, IL
115 income tax records
$148,000/yr
$74K – $455K
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Carnegie Mellon University, Allegheny County, PA
72 income tax records
$143,500/yr
$71K – $268K
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Cornell University, Tompkins County, NY
63 income tax records
$141,500/yr
$92K – $364K
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University Of Southern, Los Angeles County, CA
146 income tax records
$140,000/yr
$61K – $311K
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Washington University In St. Louis, St. Louis County, MO
94 income tax records
$138,500/yr
$55K – $396K
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State Of New York, Tompkins County, NY
58 income tax records
$130,500/yr
$70K – $221K
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University Of Virginia, Charlottesville County, VA
73 income tax records
$128,500/yr
$49K – $292K
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New York University, New York County, NY
124 income tax records
$128,000/yr
$58K – $324K
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Oregon State University, Benton County, OR
87 income tax records
$125,500/yr
$74K – $204K
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University Of Rochester, Monroe County, NY
59 income tax records
$123,500/yr
$70K – $328K
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Purdue University, Tippecanoe County, IN
163 income tax records
$119,500/yr
$62K – $217K
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Los Angeles Community College Di, Los Angeles County, CA
55 income tax records
$119,000/yr
$35K – $167K
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University Of Illinois, Cook County, IL
86 income tax records
$113,500/yr
$66K – $219K
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The Pennsylvania State Universit, Centre County, PA
215 income tax records
$113,000/yr
$49K – $255K
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University Of Kentucky, Fayette County, KY
130 income tax records
$112,500/yr
$58K – $256K
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University, Montgomery County, VA
138 income tax records
$112,000/yr
$62K – $236K
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State Of Connecticut, Tolland County, CT
74 income tax records
$111,500/yr
$58K – $193K
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University Of Miami, Miami-Dade County, FL
83 income tax records
$111,500/yr
$46K – $289K
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University Of Oregon, Lane County, OR
75 income tax records
$111,000/yr
$62K – $213K
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University Of Utah, Salt Lake County, UT
111 income tax records
$111,000/yr
$53K – $266K
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University Of North Carolina, Orange County, NC
134 income tax records
$111,000/yr
$50K – $248K
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University Of Notre Dame, St. Joseph County, IN
122 income tax records
$110,500/yr
$60K – $286K
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North Carolina State University, Wake County, NC
153 income tax records
$109,500/yr
$66K – $222K
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Colorado State University, Larimer County, CO
114 income tax records
$109,000/yr
$61K – $201K
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Utah State University, Cache County, UT
54 income tax records
$109,000/yr
$67K – $182K
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George Mason University, Fairfax County, VA
62 income tax records
$108,500/yr
$61K – $233K
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Texas Christian University, Tarrant County, TX
57 income tax records
$108,000/yr
$71K – $189K
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Brigham Young University, Utah County, UT
109 income tax records
$107,000/yr
$44K – $223K
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The Ohio State University, Franklin County, OH
190 income tax records
$107,000/yr
$52K – $226K
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University Of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA
132 income tax records
$106,000/yr
$51K – $202K
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University Of Arizona, Pima County, AZ
140 income tax records
$105,500/yr
$54K – $214K
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Florida State University, Leon County, FL
141 income tax records
$105,500/yr
$64K – $215K
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Indiana University, Monroe County, IN
181 income tax records
$105,000/yr
$49K – $230K
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The University Of Alabama At Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL
56 income tax records
$104,500/yr
$48K – $200K
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The University Of Iowa, Johnson County, IA
76 income tax records
$104,500/yr
$51K – $272K
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Texas Am University Payroll Ser, Brazos County, TX
127 income tax records
$103,000/yr
$54K – $276K
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Arizona State University, Maricopa County, AZ
242 income tax records
$102,000/yr
$48K – $277K
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University Of Wyoming, Albany County, WY
58 income tax records
$102,000/yr
$64K – $177K
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Louisiana State University, East Baton Rouge County, LA
119 income tax records
$94,000/yr
$54K – $171K
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Texas Tech University System, Lubbock County, TX
110 income tax records
$90,000/yr
$56K – $196K

Professor demographics in United States

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30% are single
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70% are married
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53% have kids
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75% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Professors in United States

46,825 full-time salaries from 2019
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FAQS
The average salary for a professor in the United States is $87,000 per year. Professor salaries in the United States can vary between $37,500 to $209,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 46,825 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as professor.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for professors in the United States: Harvard University ($215,500 a year), Princeton University Treasurers ($170,000 a year), and Columbia University ($168,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for professors in the United States: San Jose Metro Area, CA ($147,500 a year), Ann Arbor Metro Area, MI ($121,000 a year), and Lafayette Metro Area, IN ($118,000 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.