Average Assistant Professor Salary
$94,000 yearly
$45.38 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$53,000
10 %
$94,000
Median
$166,000
90 %
What Is The Average Assistant Professor Salary?
The average assistant professor salary is $94,395 per year, or $45.38 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $53,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $166,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Arkansas, Alaska, Texas, and Oregon provide the highest assistant professor salaries.
PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$166,000
$13,833
$80
75th Percentile
$127,000
$10,583
$61
Average
$94,395
$7,866
$45
25th Percentile
$70,000
$5,833
$34
10th Percentile
$53,000
$4,417
$25

Average Assistant Professor Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where assistant professors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Assistant Professor average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$91,937
$44.20
Alaska
$117,796
$56.63
Arizona
$102,483
$49.27
Arkansas
$122,158
$58.73
California
$127,016
$61.07
Colorado
$93,861
$45.13
Connecticut
$87,066
$41.86
Delaware
$95,249
$45.79
District of Columbia
$101,934
$49.01
Florida
$63,885
$30.71
Georgia
$89,752
$43.15
Hawaii
$107,346
$51.61
Idaho
$75,127
$36.12
Illinois
$80,899
$38.89
Indiana
$91,296
$43.89
Iowa
$102,778
$49.41
Kansas
$79,077
$38.02
Kentucky
$67,209
$32.31
Louisiana
$92,276
$44.36
Maine
$75,122
$36.12
Maryland
$104,906
$50.44
Massachusetts
$89,592
$43.07
Michigan
$95,926
$46.12
Minnesota
$84,773
$40.76
Mississippi
$87,877
$42.25
Missouri
$102,459
$49.26
Montana
$64,138
$30.84
Nebraska
$77,463
$37.24
Nevada
$74,161
$35.65
New Hampshire
$78,402
$37.69
New Jersey
$91,159
$43.83
New Mexico
$109,172
$52.49
New York
$90,868
$43.69
North Carolina
$96,414
$46.35
North Dakota
$82,662
$39.74
Ohio
$104,447
$50.21
Oklahoma
$75,479
$36.29
Oregon
$109,656
$52.72
Pennsylvania
$83,359
$40.08
Rhode Island
$94,599
$45.48
South Carolina
$56,847
$27.33
South Dakota
$85,549
$41.13
Tennessee
$81,242
$39.06
Texas
$110,827
$53.28
Utah
$102,619
$49.34
Vermont
$89,004
$42.79
Virginia
$87,668
$42.15
Washington
$103,300
$49.66
West Virginia
$74,115
$35.63
Wisconsin
$71,676
$34.46
Wyoming
$71,049
$34.16

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Highest Paying Cities For Assistant Professor

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Little Rock, AR
$136,496
$65.62
Los Angeles, CA
$136,054
$65.41
Lubbock, TX
$118,561
$57.00
Columbus, OH
$110,032
$52.90
Columbia, MD
$108,928
$52.37
Saint Louis, MO
$107,837
$51.84

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Average Assistant Professor Salary Over Time

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

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $94,400
    $45.38
    -0.5%
    2020
    $94,900
    $45.62
    -1.5%
    2019
    $96,300
    $46.31
    +8.6%
    2018
    $88,100
    $42.34
    +0.7%
    2017
    $87,500
    $42.05
    +5.7%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Faculty

    Avg. salary: $71,229

    A faculty member is a professional whose primary responsibility is to provide teaching and research to students in colleges and universities. Faculties must work with colleagues to design a curriculum to keep up with the changes in the discipline. They help their students choose majors and mentor them by way of face-to-face or electronic means. They also keep up their communication with alumni to assist with employment searches or career changes.
    20,491 Faculty Jobs
    Faculty Member

    Avg. salary: $97,010

    A faculty member is responsible for teaching students a wide range of both vocational and academic subjects. As a faculty member, you will teach and impart knowledge to your students and help them with the learning process and knowledge application. Some of the duties that you will perform include collaborating with colleagues in modifying the curriculum, counseling them about learning difficulties, life choices, and personal problems, and writing recommendations to aid students to secure internships or jobs. You will also participate in activities of professional associations to advance research and standards in the field.
    23,807 Faculty Member Jobs
    Health And Physical Education Teacher

    Avg. salary: $45,375

    Health And Physical Education Teachers help young people lead healthy lifestyles. They organize games and challenges that promote physical activity for children and young adults.
    94,796 Health And Physical Education Teacher Jobs
    Instructor, Adjunct Faculty

    Avg. salary: $76,247

    An adjunct faculty member works in a state university or college. They typically work on a part-time or contractual basis. Although they work in a university, they have limited responsibilities compared to those who work as a regular instructor, but they still need appropriate work etiquette and a love of teaching and working with students. Like any other instructor, they develop learning material, conduct lectures, prepare exams, and assess students' grades.
    29,052 Instructor, Adjunct Faculty Jobs
    Adjunct Faculty

    Avg. salary: $71,698

    Adjunct faculty is the collective term for adjunct professors or lecturers. The adjunct faculty teaches students based on the limited-term of their contract. Oftentimes, they teach preparatory or introductory courses by semester arrangement for the entire academic year. Most of them are employed in higher education. Unlike regular professors, adjunct faculty do not have benefits and are not required to be present in meetings. They can work as either a contract professor or a part-time professor.
    19,183 Adjunct Faculty Jobs
    Teaching Fellow

    Avg. salary: $57,043

    An individual who works at an institution to foster the students' academic strive is known as a teaching fellow. They are known as a self-motivated and education-based counselor. They help to pursue a better career perspective in an individual's academic endeavors.
    17,445 Teaching Fellow Jobs

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    Average Assistant Professor Salary by Demographic

    Assistant Professor Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $83,837
    female-income
    Female Income
    $79,934
    Median Assistant Professor Income by Race
    Asian assistant professors have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino assistant professors have the lowest average salary at $79,665.
    $85,000
    $84,000
    $83,000
    $82,000
    $81,000
    $80,000
    $79,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$82,994
    White$81,627
    Black or African American$81,422
    Asian$83,719
    Hispanic or Latino$79,665
    Average Assistant Professor Salary by Education Level
    $105,000
    $100,000
    $95,000
    $90,000
    $85,000
    $80,000
    $75,000
    Master's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$79,934
    Doctorate Degree$102,660