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Associate Professor Statistics in the US

The average employee age for associate professors is 45 years. The associate professor workforce reached a whopping 232,954 in 2020!

Among associate professors, we discovered that 38.1% of them are women, while 51.2% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among associate professors is White, which makes up 67.7% of all associate professors. Comparatively, there are 15.2% of the Asian ethnicity and 8.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. Associate professors are also more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, associate professors are more likely to find a job in the education industry.

From where do we know all information about associate professor demographics? We analyzed 8,055 associate professors resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Associate Professor Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as associate professors. Keep reading to find out what the results for associate professors were.

Associate Professor Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among associate professors is White, which makes up 67.7% of all associate professors. Comparatively, there are 15.2% of the Asian ethnicity and 8.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

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  • White, 67.7%
  • Asian, 15.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 8.3%
  • Black or African American, 6.2%
  • Unknown, 2.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.2%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Associate Professors

The chart below shows that 28.5% of associate professors speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 15.0% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 11.6%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 28.5%
  • French, 15.0%
  • Chinese, 11.6%
  • Russian, 8.5%
  • German, 6.0%
  • Other, 30.4%

Most Common Degree for Associate Professor

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for associate professors. The most common degree for associate professors is bachelor's degree. In fact, 41% of associate professors earn that degree. A close second is doctoral degree with 24% and rounding it off is master's degree with 22%.

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  • Bachelors degree, 41%
  • Doctorate degree, 24%
  • Masters degree, 22%
  • Associate degree, 4%
  • Other Degrees, 9%

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Associate Professor Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among associate professors.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Associate Professor Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the associate professor position over time.

Male
Female
56%
54%
51%
49%
46%
44%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Associate 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 associate professors changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of associate professors based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Associate Professor

By looking over 8,055 associate professors resumes, we figured out that the average associate professor enjoys staying at their job for 11+ years for a percentage of 26%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Associate Professor Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of associate professor employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of associate professors is 40+ years old, which represents 65% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Associate Professors with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, diesel technology instructor and assistant professor of air conditioning and refrigeration have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Nutrition Professor12%87%
Adjunct Nursing Faculty12%85%
Decorating Instructor13%87%
Associate Professor51%38%
Hvac/R Instructor90%4%
Assistant Professor Of Air Conditioning And Refrigeration94%3%
Diesel Technology Instructor95%4%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Diesel Technology Instructor
Assistant Professor Of Air Conditioning And Refrigeration
Hvac/R Instructor
Associate Professor
Decorating Instructor
Adjunct Nursing Faculty
Nutrition Professor
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Associate 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 associate professors.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Library Technician6.75%
Bilingual Teacher Assistant7.64%
Technology Teacher/Technology Coordinator8.68%
Long Term Substitute Teacher13.03%
Health Teacher13.66%
Lead Instructor13.71%
Associate Professor25.12%

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How Much Do Women Make Compared To Men As Associate Professor?

male-income
Male Income
$96,710
female-income
Female Income
$91,998

Associate Professor Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and White men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$101,378
$98,980
$96,581
$94,182
$91,784
$89,385
$86,986
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Associate Professor Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Master's Degree$94,157
Doctorate Degree$122,384

Associate Professor Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$130,633
$122,384
$114,134
$105,884
$97,635
$89,385
$81,135
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

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Where Do Associate Professors Earn The Most?

The map here shows where associate professors earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Associate Professors Located?

By looking through more than 8,055 resumes, we found that the most popular places for associate professors are NY, New York and MA, Boston.

Number of Associate Professors

Where Are Associate Professors In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country associate professors are in the most demand.

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Associate Professor Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ associate professors. We found that the most common company type is education. In addition, the industry that employs the most associate professors is the education industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire associate professors.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Associate Professor Work In

Employees with the associate professor job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most associate professors prefer to work at education companies over private companies.

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Education

Private

Government

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ associate professors. Those industries include education, hospitality and non profits.

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Education

Hospitality

Non Profits

Health Care

Manufacturing