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Professor salary in the United States

Average salary
$82,000/yr
Based on 29,880 income tax records
$34,000
$197,500
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$34,000
$197,500
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

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The average salary for a Professor in the United States is $82,000 per year. This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 29,880 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as professors. Professor salaries in the United States can vary between $34,000 to $197,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more. Read more
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Professor salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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San Jose Metro Area, CA
136 income tax records
$132,000/yr
$85K – $205K
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Ann Arbor Metro Area, MI
223 income tax records
$118,500/yr
$89K – $150K
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Madison Metro Area, WI
137 income tax records
$109,500/yr
$82K – $141K
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Lafayette Metro Area, IN
116 income tax records
$107,000/yr
$87K – $130K
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Gainesville Metro Area, FL
160 income tax records
$106,000/yr
$81K – $150K
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Boulder Metro Area, CO
110 income tax records
$105,000/yr
$82K – $130K
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San Francisco Metro Area, CA
433 income tax records
$104,000/yr
$79K – $144K
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Charlottesville Metro Area, VA
117 income tax records
$103,500/yr
$70K – $153K
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San Diego Metro Area, CA
286 income tax records
$100,500/yr
$80K – $128K
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Durham Metro Area, NC
217 income tax records
$100,000/yr
$77K – $134K
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Boston Metro Area, MA
871 income tax records
$99,500/yr
$76K – $137K
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Athens Metro Area, GA
117 income tax records
$99,000/yr
$72K – $123K
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Sacramento Metro Area, CA
223 income tax records
$98,000/yr
$81K – $121K
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Riverside Metro Area, CA
218 income tax records
$97,500/yr
$70K – $117K
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Los Angeles Metro Area, CA
937 income tax records
$97,000/yr
$75K – $126K
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Provo Metro Area, UT
108 income tax records
$96,500/yr
$81K – $123K
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Champaign Metro Area, IL
138 income tax records
$96,000/yr
$76K – $141K
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New York Metro Area, NY
1,274 income tax records
$94,500/yr
$73K – $121K
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Seattle Metro Area, WA
347 income tax records
$93,500/yr
$71K – $119K
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New Haven Metro Area, CT
132 income tax records
$93,500/yr
$77K – $125K
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Providence Metro Area, RI
215 income tax records
$92,000/yr
$71K – $117K
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Salt Lake City Metro Area, UT
102 income tax records
$92,000/yr
$72K – $121K
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Washington Metro Area, DC
627 income tax records
$91,000/yr
$72K – $122K
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Lansing Metro Area, MI
152 income tax records
$91,000/yr
$70K – $113K
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Raleigh Metro Area, NC
181 income tax records
$90,500/yr
$70K – $118K
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Philadelphia Metro Area, PA
715 income tax records
$90,000/yr
$68K – $118K
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Tallahassee Metro Area, FL
145 income tax records
$90,000/yr
$73K – $117K
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Hartford Metro Area, CT
168 income tax records
$88,500/yr
$73K – $106K
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Pittsburgh Metro Area, PA
312 income tax records
$88,000/yr
$67K – $119K
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Baltimore Metro Area, MD
346 income tax records
$87,500/yr
$70K – $116K
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South Bend Metro Area, IN
109 income tax records
$87,000/yr
$72K – $128K
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Las Vegas Metro Area, NV
105 income tax records
$87,000/yr
$71K – $106K
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Phoenix Metro Area, AZ
278 income tax records
$85,000/yr
$66K – $111K
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Minneapolis Metro Area, MN
295 income tax records
$85,000/yr
$68K – $106K
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Tucson Metro Area, AZ
110 income tax records
$84,500/yr
$67K – $117K
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Springfield Metro Area, MA
170 income tax records
$84,000/yr
$71K – $104K
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Lexington Metro Area, KY
149 income tax records
$83,000/yr
$65K – $113K
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Detroit Metro Area, MI
172 income tax records
$83,000/yr
$65K – $105K
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Nashville Metro Area, TN
243 income tax records
$83,000/yr
$64K – $107K
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Miami Metro Area, FL
363 income tax records
$82,500/yr
$63K – $106K
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Worcester Metro Area, MA
118 income tax records
$82,500/yr
$63K – $102K
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Austin Metro Area, TX
332 income tax records
$82,500/yr
$63K – $114K
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Syracuse Metro Area, NY
126 income tax records
$82,500/yr
$67K – $99K
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Chicago Metro Area, IL
738 income tax records
$82,500/yr
$66K – $113K
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Portland Metro Area, OR
223 income tax records
$80,500/yr
$64K – $106K
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Tampa Metro Area, FL
241 income tax records
$80,500/yr
$63K – $97K
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Virginia Beach Metro Area, VA
177 income tax records
$80,000/yr
$58K – $102K
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Albany Metro Area, NY
127 income tax records
$79,500/yr
$68K – $98K
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Houston Metro Area, TX
517 income tax records
$79,500/yr
$64K – $102K
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Greenville Metro Area, SC
115 income tax records
$79,000/yr
$58K – $104K

Professor salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Northwell Health, Santa Clara County, CA
53 income tax records
$227,000/yr
$177K – $285K
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Harvard University, Middlesex County, MA
62 income tax records
$155,000/yr
$110K – $243K
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University Of California San Diego, San Diego County, CA
59 income tax records
$146,000/yr
$118K – $185K
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Columbia University, New York County, NY
62 income tax records
$145,000/yr
$107K – $212K
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The University Of Chicago, Cook County, IL
66 income tax records
$144,500/yr
$100K – $222K
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Cornell University, Tompkins County, NY
51 income tax records
$144,000/yr
$115K – $191K
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Carnegie Mellon University, Allegheny County, PA
51 income tax records
$142,500/yr
$113K – $183K
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Northwestern University, Cook County, IL
75 income tax records
$137,000/yr
$86K – $180K
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University Of California, Los Angeles County, CA
84 income tax records
$128,500/yr
$99K – $169K
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Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore County, MD
60 income tax records
$126,500/yr
$104K – $155K
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University Of Michigan, Washtenaw County, MI
163 income tax records
$124,500/yr
$102K – $164K
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Oregon State University, Benton County, OR
55 income tax records
$124,000/yr
$102K – $143K
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University Of Southern, Los Angeles County, CA
94 income tax records
$123,500/yr
$92K – $180K
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University Of Washington, King County, WA
138 income tax records
$123,000/yr
$103K – $145K
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University Of California Irvine, Orange County, CA
52 income tax records
$121,500/yr
$92K – $171K
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University Of Wisconsin System, Dane County, WI
108 income tax records
$120,000/yr
$94K – $154K
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The University Of Texas At Austin, Travis County, TX
116 income tax records
$119,500/yr
$91K – $164K
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University Of Florida, Alachua County, FL
127 income tax records
$119,000/yr
$91K – $160K
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New York University, New York County, NY
78 income tax records
$118,500/yr
$88K – $149K
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University, Montgomery County, VA
74 income tax records
$113,000/yr
$87K – $144K
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Purdue University, Tippecanoe County, IN
97 income tax records
$111,500/yr
$93K – $133K
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University Of Nebraska, Lancaster County, NE
63 income tax records
$110,500/yr
$84K – $124K
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North Carolina State University, Wake County, NC
87 income tax records
$109,000/yr
$89K – $133K
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The University Of Iowa, Johnson County, IA
55 income tax records
$108,500/yr
$86K – $142K
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University Of Kentucky, Fayette County, KY
88 income tax records
$108,000/yr
$82K – $136K
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University Of Notre Dame, St. Joseph County, IN
76 income tax records
$106,500/yr
$80K – $147K
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University Of Utah, Salt Lake County, UT
62 income tax records
$103,500/yr
$75K – $132K
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Indiana University, Monroe County, IN
108 income tax records
$102,500/yr
$77K – $134K
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Brigham Young University, Utah County, UT
76 income tax records
$101,500/yr
$90K – $127K
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Auburn University, Lee County, AL
57 income tax records
$100,000/yr
$79K – $132K
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The Pennsylvania State Universit, Centre County, PA
123 income tax records
$99,500/yr
$78K – $128K
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Arizona State University, Maricopa County, AZ
136 income tax records
$99,000/yr
$78K – $137K
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The University Of Tennessee, Knox County, TN
79 income tax records
$97,000/yr
$76K – $118K
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Baylor University, McLennan County, TX
63 income tax records
$96,500/yr
$78K – $133K
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Michigan State University, Ingham County, MI
114 income tax records
$96,000/yr
$77K – $125K
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Florida State University, Leon County, FL
100 income tax records
$96,000/yr
$84K – $123K
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Iowa State University, Story County, IA
55 income tax records
$95,000/yr
$75K – $112K
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Colorado State University, Larimer County, CO
63 income tax records
$94,500/yr
$81K – $125K
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University Of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA
75 income tax records
$93,500/yr
$75K – $128K
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University Of South Florida, Hillsborough County, FL
72 income tax records
$93,500/yr
$83K – $116K
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State Of Kansas, Riley County, KS
53 income tax records
$90,000/yr
$73K – $102K
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The University Of Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, AL
55 income tax records
$90,000/yr
$61K – $127K
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The Ohio State University, Franklin County, OH
127 income tax records
$89,500/yr
$70K – $121K
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University Of Arizona, Pima County, AZ
91 income tax records
$89,000/yr
$69K – $120K
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Louisiana State University, East Baton Rouge County, LA
73 income tax records
$88,000/yr
$66K – $111K
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Texas Tech University System, Lubbock County, TX
59 income tax records
$87,500/yr
$74K – $112K
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Nevada System Of Higher Education, Clark County, NV
87 income tax records
$87,000/yr
$73K – $101K
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University Of Oklahoma, Cleveland County, OK
56 income tax records
$87,000/yr
$69K – $100K
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University Of New Mexico, Bernalillo County, NM
54 income tax records
$86,500/yr
$65K – $106K
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State Of Hawaii, Honolulu County, HI
55 income tax records
$86,500/yr
$75K – $108K

Professor demographics in the United States

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32% are single
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68% are married
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54% have kids
own a home icon
69% own a home

Professor salaries by age

$0
$22,750
$45,500
$68,250
$91,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Professors in the United States

29,880 full-time salaries from 2019
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