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Professor salary in the United States

Average total salary*
$81,000/yr
Average per year
$81,000
Average per year
$81,000
$34,000
Total salary range**
$194,500
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Based on 20,733 income tax records from TurboTax
How much do Professors make in the United States?
The average total salary for a Professor in the United States is $81,000 per year. This is based on data from 20,733 Intuit users who reported their occupation as Professor in 2019 and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Read more
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Average per year
$81,000
Average per year
$81,000
$34,000
Total salary range**
$194,500
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Based on 20,733 income tax records from TurboTax
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Salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Northwell Health, Santa Clara County, CA
33 income tax records
$227,000/yr
$184K – $290K
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Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Middlesex County, MA
37 income tax records
$214,000/yr
$150K – $275K
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Princeton University Treasurers, Mercer County, NJ
31 income tax records
$165,500/yr
$122K – $239K
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Harvard University, Middlesex County, MA
37 income tax records
$157,500/yr
$119K – $228K
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University Of California San Diego, San Diego County, CA
44 income tax records
$152,500/yr
$124K – $185K
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Columbia University, New York County, NY
41 income tax records
$151,000/yr
$116K – $238K
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Cornell University, Tompkins County, NY
37 income tax records
$145,000/yr
$121K – $211K
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The University Of Chicago, Cook County, IL
49 income tax records
$144,500/yr
$96K – $225K
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Carnegie Mellon University, Allegheny County, PA
36 income tax records
$138,000/yr
$107K – $181K
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Northwestern University, Cook County, IL
48 income tax records
$132,000/yr
$84K – $195K

Salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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San Jose Metro Area, CA
88 income tax records
$124,500/yr
$84K – $201K
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Trenton Metro Area, NJ
73 income tax records
$120,500/yr
$89K – $199K
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Ann Arbor Metro Area, MI
145 income tax records
$115,500/yr
$84K – $139K
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Madison Metro Area, WI
88 income tax records
$115,500/yr
$81K – $141K
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Gainesville Metro Area, FL
112 income tax records
$105,000/yr
$78K – $144K
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College Station Metro Area, TX
114 income tax records
$102,000/yr
$74K – $135K
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San Diego Metro Area, CA
196 income tax records
$101,000/yr
$80K – $130K
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San Francisco Metro Area, CA
293 income tax records
$101,000/yr
$78K – $141K
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Riverside Metro Area, CA
138 income tax records
$100,000/yr
$72K – $118K
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Boston Metro Area, MA
592 income tax records
$98,000/yr
$76K – $133K

Professor demographics

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35% are single
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65% are married
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51% have kids
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47% own a home

Professor salaries by age

$0
$22,500
$45,000
$67,500
$90,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Professors

20,733 full-time salaries from 2019

How much do similar occupations make?

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Adjunct Professor
587 income tax records
$29,500/yr
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Associate Professor
1,781 income tax records
$88,000/yr
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Assistant Professor
6,297 income tax records
$73,000/yr
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Lecturer
892 income tax records
$51,500/yr
*Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Learn more
**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.