Updated August 18, 2021
Average Adjunct Faculty Salary
$71,000 yearly
$34.47 hourly

Entry level Salary
$39,000 yearly
$39,000
10 %
$71,000
Median
$129,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$129,000
$10,750
$62
75th Percentile
$97,000
$8,083
$47
Average
$71,698
$5,975
$34
25th Percentile
$52,000
$4,333
$25
10th Percentile
$39,000
$3,250
$19

Average Adjunct Faculty Salary By State

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Adjunct Faculty average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$61,404
$29.52
Alaska
$53,427
$25.69
Arizona
$63,569
$30.56
Arkansas
$53,757
$25.84
California
$83,229
$40.01
Colorado
$52,793
$25.38
Connecticut
$67,976
$32.68
Delaware
$64,557
$31.04
District of Columbia
$66,075
$31.77
Florida
$82,146
$39.49
Georgia
$57,850
$27.81
Hawaii
$79,144
$38.05
Idaho
$57,168
$27.48
Illinois
$54,919
$26.40
Indiana
$48,977
$23.55
Iowa
$61,100
$29.38
Kansas
$59,155
$28.44
Kentucky
$57,236
$27.52
Louisiana
$56,992
$27.40
Maine
$68,290
$32.83
Maryland
$50,710
$24.38
Massachusetts
$82,147
$39.49
Michigan
$68,260
$32.82
Minnesota
$64,757
$31.13
Mississippi
$65,638
$31.56
Missouri
$65,561
$31.52
Montana
$55,905
$26.88
Nebraska
$71,076
$34.17
Nevada
$72,799
$35.00
New Hampshire
$85,249
$40.99
New Jersey
$84,002
$40.39
New Mexico
$64,668
$31.09
New York
$94,702
$45.53
North Carolina
$69,094
$33.22
North Dakota
$64,696
$31.10
Ohio
$67,263
$32.34
Oklahoma
$55,829
$26.84
Oregon
$75,524
$36.31
Pennsylvania
$81,606
$39.23
Rhode Island
$73,756
$35.46
South Carolina
$67,157
$32.29
South Dakota
$62,254
$29.93
Tennessee
$70,785
$34.03
Texas
$55,051
$26.47
Utah
$63,228
$30.40
Vermont
$75,973
$36.53
Virginia
$64,846
$31.18
Washington
$75,665
$36.38
West Virginia
$72,898
$35.05
Wisconsin
$60,467
$29.07
Wyoming
$61,955
$29.79

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Highest Paying Cities For Adjunct Faculty

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Dix Hills, NY
$97,136
$46.70
San Francisco, CA
$88,850
$42.72
Miami, FL
$86,411
$41.54
Manchester, NH
$85,394
$41.05
Fall River, MA
$85,231
$40.98
Bloomfield, NJ
$84,260
$40.51

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How much does an Adjunct Faculty make?

The average adjunct faculty salary is $71,698 per year, or $34.47 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $39,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $129,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, New Hampshire, New Jersey, California, and Massachusetts provide the highest adjunct faculty salaries.

Average Adjunct Faculty Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $71,700
    $34.47
    +2.9%
    2020
    $69,600
    $33.48
    +1.8%
    2019
    $68,400
    $32.87
    +2.3%
    2018
    $66,800
    $32.10
    +2.2%
    2017
    $65,300
    $31.38
    +0.1%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Visiting Professor

    Avg. salary: $115,178

    Visiting professors are faculty members from an institution who must visit a host university to teach, lecture, or perform research on a topic they are knowledgeable in. These professors are required to create a positive learning environment among undergraduate students by inviting them to participate and engage in classroom activities, which can consistently enhance the learning process of their students. They must serve as dissertation research chairperson for Ph.D. students in qualitative and quantitative research studies. Visiting professors must also conduct in-person lectures and direct undergraduate theses for special topics research courses.
    27,275 Visiting Professor Jobs
    College Instructor

    Avg. salary: $82,176

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    33,992 College Instructor Jobs
    ESL Instructor

    Avg. salary: $43,976

    An ESL instructor is responsible for teaching the English language, usually to non-native speakers, discussing all the disciplines of the English language, both written and verbal, and in some cases, even its nature and history. ESL instructors create a comprehensive lesson plan for the English language learners, prepare learning materials, and conduct individual and group activities to test the learners' knowledge and progress. They also evaluate the learners' performance by identifying areas of improvement and adjust teaching strategies to address each learner's difficulties and maintain an engaging classroom environment.
    32,571 ESL Instructor Jobs
    Social Studies Teacher

    Avg. salary: $49,922

    Teachers that specialize in human society are called social studies teachers. Usually, they are found at a high school and secondary school level. They teach concepts of history, geography, government, economics, and civic ideals. Their duties include assigning and grading homework, writing, and grading tests and essays as well as engaging students with lectures and relevant activities. Skills needed for the job include an analytical mind, service-oriented, and organized. They must also be highly knowledgeable about social sciences and has a field related degree to social study.
    70,526 Social Studies Teacher Jobs
    High School Teacher

    Avg. salary: $47,996

    High school teachers play an essential role in preparing students for college or life following graduation. They typically teach students from the ninth to 12th grades. They plan and develop lessons, evaluate their students' strengths, weaknesses and abilities, and grade their exams and assignments. Other duties include working with individual students to challenge and improve their abilities, developing and implementing classroom rules, and overseeing students outside the classroom. Some of them also take on additional tasks, such as advising academic clubs or coaching sports teams.
    57,015 High School Teacher Jobs
    Language Instructor

    Avg. salary: $58,468

    A language instructor is responsible for teaching the students to master a specific language, both written and oral instructions, as well as its structure, development, and history. Language instructors prepare engaging lesson plans and educational materials for the students' easy comprehension. They evaluate the students' progress by conducting assessments, identifying areas of improvement, and adjusting teaching strategies to address those difficulties. A language instructor must have extensive knowledge of their language expertise, responding to the students' inquiries and concerns accurately.
    32,940 Language Instructor Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Visiting Professor
    $115,178
    $9,598
    $55.37
    27,275
    College Instructor
    $82,177
    $6,848
    $39.51
    33,992
    ESL Instructor
    $43,977
    $3,665
    $21.14
    32,571
    Social Studies Teacher
    $49,923
    $4,160
    $24.00
    70,526
    High School Teacher
    $47,996
    $4,000
    $23.08
    57,015
    Language Instructor
    $58,469
    $4,872
    $28.11
    32,940
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    Recently Added Adjunct Faculty Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Colorado Christian University
    Adjunct/Affiliate Faculty-Industrial and Systems Engineering-College of Undergraduate Studies
    Adjunct/Affiliate Faculty-Industrial and Systems Engineering-College of Undergraduate Studies
    Lakewood, CO
    08/31/2021
    $62,610
    08/31/2021
    Navarro College
    Adjunct Faculty
    Adjunct Faculty
    Nome, TX
    08/29/2021
    $93,915
    08/29/2021
    Westchester Community College
    Adjunct Faculty/Human Relations & Workforce Preparation-Westchester Community College
    Adjunct Faculty/Human Relations & Workforce Preparation-Westchester Community College
    Yonkers, NY
    08/28/2021
    $172,324
    08/28/2021
    Colorado State University-Global Campus
    Adjunct Faculty-Master of Science In Military and Emergency Responder Psychology
    Adjunct Faculty-Master of Science In Military and Emergency Responder Psychology
    Greenwood Village, CO
    08/24/2021
    $66,784
    08/24/2021
    City University of New York
    Adjunct Faculty Open Rank-Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice
    Adjunct Faculty Open Rank-Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice
    New York, NY
    08/20/2021
    $210,850
    08/20/2021
    Massasoit Community College
    Adjunct Faculty (Adult Critical Care Clinical Instructor Respiratory: Good Samaritan)-Massasoit Co
    Adjunct Faculty (Adult Critical Care Clinical Instructor Respiratory: Good Samaritan)-Massasoit Co
    Canton, MA
    08/20/2021
    $62,039
    08/20/2021
    Ohlone College
    Adjunct Faculty-Theatre and Dance (Stagecraft)
    Adjunct Faculty-Theatre and Dance (Stagecraft)
    Fremont, CA
    08/18/2021
    $151,850
    08/18/2021
    St. Louis Community College
    Adjunct Faculty-General Fine Arts/Drawing
    Adjunct Faculty-General Fine Arts/Drawing
    Saint Louis, MO
    08/15/2021
    $32,383
    08/15/2021
    Community College System of New Hampshire
    Hospital/Ambulatory Coding Adjunct Faculty-Nhti
    Hospital/Ambulatory Coding Adjunct Faculty-Nhti
    Concord, NH
    08/13/2021
    $96,106
    08/13/2021
    State of Louisiana
    Adjunct Faculty-Automotive
    Adjunct Faculty-Automotive
    Baton Rouge, LA
    08/09/2021
    $62,610
    08/09/2021

    Average Adjunct Faculty Salary by Demographic

    Adjunct Faculty Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $62,781
    female-income
    Female Income
    $60,211
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$62,781
    Female$60,211
    Median Adjunct Faculty Income by Race
    Asian adjunct faculties have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino adjunct faculties have the lowest average salary at $60,018.
    $65,000
    $52,000
    $39,000
    $26,000
    $13,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$61,302
    Black or African American$61,219
    Asian$62,637
    Hispanic or Latino$60,018
    Average Adjunct Faculty Salary by Education Level
    $75,000
    $60,000
    $45,000
    $30,000
    $15,000
    $0
    Master's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$60,211
    Doctorate Degree$74,998