Assistant Professor Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$84,000
$50,000
Min 10%
$84,000
Median 50%
$143,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Little Rock, AR
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
4.3 years
How much does an assistant professor make?
The national average salary for an Assistant Professor in the United States is $84,828 per year or $40.78 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $50,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $143,000. Most Assistant Professor jobs are in Education companies and Health Care companies. California, Alaska, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Hawaii are some of the states with the best Assistant Professor salaries in the US. The typical tenure for an Assistant Professor is 4.3 years.

Average Assistant Professor Salary By Location

As an Assistant Professor in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $84,828 per year or $40.78 per hour. Little Rock, AR reports the highest Assistant Professor salaries at $130,821 per year. Not only that, Little Rock, AR also has an average entry-level salary of $52,000. California, Alaska, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Hawaii are the top 5 highest earning states for Assistant Professors. The lowest earning states are Wisconsin, Montana, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Florida.

Map of Assistant Professor Salaries

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

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Average Assistant Professor Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries an Assistant Professor makes. Most Assistant Professor jobs are in Education companies and Education companies. California Institute of the Arts and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation are the highest paying companies. Companies like Emory Healthcare and Usa Healthcare also report very competitive wages for Assistant Professors.

Assistant Professor Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Assistant Professor Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Sul Ross State University
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
04/29/2020
$60,000
Lansing Community College
Assistant Professor-Welding (Internal
04/17/2020
$56,347
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04/11/2020
$83,000
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04/05/2020
$64,291
Assistant Professor
04/04/2020
$339,000
Assistant Professor of Manufacturing Technology-Machining Focus
03/29/2020
$50,700
Clinical Assistant Professor (Joint Position)
03/28/2020
$60,000
West Texas A&M University
Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems
03/28/2020
$100,000
Prairie View A&M University
Assistant Professor (Philosophy
03/25/2020
$55,000
UNC Department of Public Safety
Teaching Assistant Professor
03/24/2020
$45,000
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