Adjunct Professor Demographics and Statistics In The US
Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for adjunct professors in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
- There are over 476,445 adjunct professors currently employed in the United States.
- 48.5% of all adjunct professors are women, while 51.5% are men.
- The average age of an employed adjunct professor is 46 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of adjunct professors is White (66.4%), followed by Asian (11.3%), Hispanic or Latino (10.1%) and Black or African American (7.0%).
- Adjunct professors are most in-demand in Phoenix, AZ.
- The education industry is the highest-paying for adjunct professors.
- 16% of all adjunct professors are LGBT.
Adjunct Professor Statistics By Gender
48.5% of adjunct professors are women and 51.5% of adjunct professors are men.
- Male, 51.5%
- Female, 48.5%
Adjunct Professors By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Adjunct Professor
Women Earn 93¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Adjunct Professor Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the adjunct professor position over time.
Adjunct Professor Gender By Year
Adjunct Professor Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, hvac/r instructor and assistant professor of air conditioning and refrigeration have the biggest difference in gender.
|Adjunct Nursing Faculty||9%||91%|
|Diesel Technology Instructor||97%||3%|
|Assistant Professor Of Air Conditioning And Refrigeration||97%||3%|
Adjunct Professor Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among adjunct professors is White, which makes up 66.4% of all adjunct professors. Comparatively, there are 11.3% of the Asian ethnicity and 10.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.
- White, 66.4%
- Asian, 11.3%
- Hispanic or Latino, 10.1%
- Black or African American, 7.0%
- Unknown, 4.9%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.3%
Adjunct Professor Race
|Adjunct Professor Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||10.1%|
|Black or African American||7.0%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.3%|
Adjunct Professor Race And Ethnicity Over Time
Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among adjunct professors.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Adjunct Professor Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Adjunct Professor Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$84,004|
|Hispanic or Latino||$86,574|
Adjunct Professor JOBS
Average Age of an Adjunct Professor
We determined the average age of adjunct professors based on ethnicity and gender.
Adjunct Professor Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||49||45|
|Hispanic or Latino||43||41|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||54||48|
Adjunct Professor Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of adjunct professor employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of adjunct professors is 40+ years old, which represents 67% of the population.
Adjunct Professor Age
|Adjunct Professor Years||Percentages|
Types of Adjunct Professor Degree Levels
The most common degree for adjunct professors is bachelor's degree 49% of adjunct professors earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 33% and rounding it off is doctoral degree with 11%.
- Bachelors, 49%
- Masters, 33%
- Doctorate, 11%
- Associate, 5%
- Other Degrees, 2%
Adjunct Professors By Education
|Adjunct Professor Degree||Percentages|
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Adjunct Professor Wage Gap By Education
Adjunct Professor Employment Statistics
This section highlights information about where adjunct professors work. We found most adjunct professors work for a education company. In addition, the industry that employs the most adjunct professors is the education industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire adjunct professors.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Adjunct Professor Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||3%|
|50 - 100 employees||8%|
|100 - 500 employees||17%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||15%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||52%|
|> 10,000 employees||5%|
The Types Of Companies Adjunct Professor Work In
Employees with the adjunct professor job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most adjunct professors prefer to work at education companies over private companies.
Adjunct Professor Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Adjunct Professors
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ adjunct professors. Those industries include education, manufacturing and government.
Adjunct Professor Industry Statistics
Adjunct Professor Turnover And Employment Statistics
Adjunct Professor Unemployment Rate Over Time
The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of adjunct professors changed.
- Unemployment rate
Adjunct Professor Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Adjunct Professor Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Adjunct Professor Stay in a Job
By looking over 48,307 adjunct professors resumes, we figured out that the average adjunct professor enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 25%.
Less than one year
Adjunct Professor Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||17%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Adjunct Professors with Other Job Titles
After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to adjunct professors.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Instructional Technology Specialist||16.25%||61,365|
Adjunct Professor LGBT Demographics
|Profession||Percentages of LGBT||Job Openings|
|Instructional Technology Specialist||16.25%||61,365|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Adjunct Professors
The most common foreign language among adjunct professors is Spanish at 46.8%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 16.4% and German is the third-most popular at 6.1%.
- Spanish, 46.8%
- French, 16.4%
- German, 6.1%
- Italian, 5.7%
- Portuguese, 4.3%
- Other, 20.7%
Adjunct Professor Languages Spoken
Adjunct Professor Jobs
Recently Added Adjunct Professor Jobs
Adjunct Professor Heatmaps
Where Do Adjunct Professors Earn The Most?
Adjunct professors earn the most in Rhode Island, where the average adjunct professor salary is $129,569. The map here shows where adjunct professors earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.
Which State Has The Most Adjunct Professors?
By looking through more than 48,307 resumes, we found that the most popular places for adjunct professors are New York, NY and Chicago, IL.
Number Of Adjunct Professor Jobs By State
Where Are Adjunct Professors In High Demand?
Adjunct professors are in high demand in Phoenix, AZ. There are currently 31 job openings for adjunct professors here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country adjunct professors are in the most demand.
Adjunct Professor Demographics FAQs
What Percentage Of Adjunct Professors Are Female?
49.7% of adjunct professors are female in the United States. This is 0.4 percentage points higher than last year. Additionally, the percentage of female adjunct professors has increased by 1.3 percentage points since 2010. That means there are a total of 259,835 female adjunct professors in the U.S. and 262,972 male adjunct professors in the United States. Note that Zippia's estimate accounts only for the 522,807 people with the specific job title of adjunct professor and doesn't include grouping similar job titles, or people with potentially similar credentialing.