Professor salary in California

Average salary
$107,500/yr
Based on 4,578 income tax records
$36,000
$252,500
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$86K
 
$104K
 
$114K
 
$114K
$36,000
$252,500
How much do Professors make?
The average total salary for a Professor is $107,500 per year. This is based on data from 4,578 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Professor and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Professor salary can vary between $36,000 to $252,500 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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The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University, California
135 income tax records
$222,000/yr
$120K – $467K
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California Institute Of, California
27 income tax records
$208,000/yr
$106K – $276K
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US Department Of Defense, California
50 income tax records
$150,000/yr
$73K – $171K
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University Of California, California
932 income tax records
$141,500/yr
$67K – $302K
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Miracosta Community Coll Dist, California
12 income tax records
$135,500/yr
$29K – $175K
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University Of Southern, California
161 income tax records
$134,500/yr
$59K – $311K
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Mt San Antonio College, California
30 income tax records
$131,000/yr
$21K – $166K
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Rancho Santiago Comm College, California
24 income tax records
$127,000/yr
$35K – $163K
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University Of San Francisco, California
36 income tax records
$123,500/yr
$83K – $178K
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Claremont Mckenna College, California
16 income tax records
$123,500/yr
$47K – $178K
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Santa Barbara City College, California
10 income tax records
$122,000/yr
$96K – $143K
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San Joaquin Delta Community Coll, California
12 income tax records
$122,000/yr
$89K – $159K
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Santa Monica Com College, California
15 income tax records
$121,000/yr
$52K – $162K
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Presidentboard Of Trustees Sa, California
26 income tax records
$120,000/yr
$53K – $211K
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Riverside Unified School District, California
48 income tax records
$119,000/yr
$30K – $178K
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So Orange Co Community College, California
22 income tax records
$118,500/yr
$34K – $152K
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Ventura County Comm Coll Distr, California
20 income tax records
$117,500/yr
$88K – $149K
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Los Angeles Community College Di, California
64 income tax records
$117,500/yr
$35K – $181K
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Pepperdine University, California
28 income tax records
$116,500/yr
$54K – $188K
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Loyola Marymount University, California
46 income tax records
$114,500/yr
$58K – $183K
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Pasadena Area Com College, California
10 income tax records
$114,500/yr
$76K – $145K
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Palomar Community College Dist, California
19 income tax records
$114,500/yr
$71K – $138K
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Loma Linda University, California
18 income tax records
$114,000/yr
$75K – $214K
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Santa Clarita Com College, California
10 income tax records
$113,500/yr
$27K – $156K
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College Of Sequoias, California
16 income tax records
$112,500/yr
$24K – $155K
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Coast Community College, California
18 income tax records
$111,500/yr
$74K – $152K
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Kern Community College Dist, California
37 income tax records
$111,000/yr
$85K – $137K
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Southwestern Comm College Dist, California
14 income tax records
$109,000/yr
$32K – $140K
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No Orange Co Community College, California
21 income tax records
$108,500/yr
$77K – $142K
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Foothillde Anza Comm Col Dist, California
12 income tax records
$108,500/yr
$91K – $125K
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San Mateo Cnty Comm Coll Distr, California
19 income tax records
$107,500/yr
$78K – $140K
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University Of San Diego, California
50 income tax records
$107,500/yr
$61K – $206K
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Pomona College, California
18 income tax records
$106,500/yr
$41K – $125K
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San Bernardino Community College, California
12 income tax records
$106,000/yr
$90K – $130K
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California Lutheran University O, California
18 income tax records
$106,000/yr
$79K – $145K
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Chapman University, California
31 income tax records
$104,500/yr
$67K – $196K
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University Of La Verne, California
14 income tax records
$100,500/yr
$72K – $134K
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Chabotlas Positas Ccd, California
17 income tax records
$99,500/yr
$39K – $145K
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Yosemite Comm College Dist, California
16 income tax records
$98,500/yr
$54K – $135K
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El Camino Community College, California
11 income tax records
$98,000/yr
$73K – $115K
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San Diego Community College Dist, California
30 income tax records
$95,500/yr
$31K – $120K
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State Of California, California
954 income tax records
$94,000/yr
$44K – $147K
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Los Rios Community College District, California
69 income tax records
$93,000/yr
$32K – $122K
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Santa Rosa Junior College, California
10 income tax records
$93,000/yr
$78K – $112K
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Whittier College, California
10 income tax records
$91,000/yr
$33K – $103K
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Occidental College, California
19 income tax records
$91,000/yr
$67K – $149K
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University Of The Pacific, California
19 income tax records
$91,000/yr
$56K – $144K
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Contra Costa Community College, California
36 income tax records
$90,500/yr
$39K – $117K
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State Center Comm College Dist, California
22 income tax records
$89,000/yr
$20K – $117K
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Saint Marys College Of Ca, California
22 income tax records
$88,500/yr
$48K – $138K

Professor demographics in California

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33% are single
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67% are married
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52% have kids
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76% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Professors in California

4,578 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a professor in California is $107,500 per year. Professor salaries in California can vary between $36,000 to $252,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 4,578 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as professor.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for professors in California: The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford Junior University ($222,000 a year), California Institute Of ($208,000 a year), and US Department of Defense ($150,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for professors in California: Stanford, CA ($234,500 a year), Menlo Park, CA ($205,500 a year), and Palo Alto, CA ($186,500 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.