College Professor Statistics and Facts in the US
Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for College 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 135,097 College Professors currently employed in the United States.
- 46.5% of all College Professors are women, while 48.8% are men.
- The average age of an employed College Professor is 45 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of College Professors is White (69.4%), followed by Asian (10.9%) and Hispanic or Latino (9.8%).
- The majority of College Professors are located in FL, Orlando and NY, New York.
- College Professors are paid an average annual salary of $68,121.
- College Professors average starting salary is $34,000.
- In 2021, women earned 95% of what men earned.
- The top 10% of highest-paid College Professors earn as much as $133,000 or more.
- 13% of all College Professors are LGBT.
- College Professors are more likely to work at Education companies in comparison to Private companies.
College Professor Statistics By Gender
Among College Professors, 46.5% of them are women compared to 48.8% which are men.
- Male, 48.8%
- Female, 46.5%
- Unknown, 4.7%
Gender Pay Gap For College Professor
Women Earn 95¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
College Professor Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the College Professor position over time.
College Professor Male to Female Ratio
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.
|Adjunct Nursing Faculty||12%||85%|
|Assistant Professor Of Air Conditioning And Refrigeration||94%||3%|
|Diesel Technology Instructor||95%||4%|
College Professor Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among College Professors is White, which makes up 69.4% of all College Professors. Comparatively, there are 10.9% of the Asian ethnicity and 9.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.
- White, 69.4%
- Asian, 10.9%
- Hispanic or Latino, 9.8%
- Black or African American, 7.2%
- Unknown, 2.5%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.2%
|College Professor Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||9.8%|
|Black or African American||7.2%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.2%|
College 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 College Professors.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
College Professor Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$63,970|
|Hispanic or Latino||$63,833|
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Average Age of a College Professor
We determined the average age of College Professors based on ethnicity and gender.
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||48|
|Black or African American||47||46|
|Hispanic or Latino||43||41|
College Professor Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of College Professor employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of College Professors is 40+ years old, which represents 65% of the population.
|College Professor Years||Percentages|
Types of College Professor Degree Levels
The most common degree for College Professors is Bachelor's Degree 46% of College Professors earn that degree. A close second is Master's Degree with 33% and rounding it off is Doctoral Degree with 10%.
- Bachelors, 46%
- Masters, 33%
- Doctorate, 10%
- Associate, 8%
- Other Degrees, 3%
|College Professor Degree||Percentages|
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College Professor Employment Statistics
This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ College Professors. We found that the most common company type is Education. In addition, the industry that employs the most College Professors is the Education industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire College Professors.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
|< 50 employees||4%|
|50 - 100 employees||5%|
|100 - 500 employees||23%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||18%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||41%|
|> 10,000 employees||10%|
The Types Of Companies College Professor Work In
Employees with the College Professor job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most College Professors prefer to work at Education companies over Private companies.
Top Industries Hiring College Professors
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ College Professors. Those industries include Education, Government and Professional.
College Professor Turnover And Employment Statistics
College 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 College Professors changed.
- Unemployment rate
|Year||College Professor Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That College Professor Stay in a Job
By looking over 1,026 College Professors resumes, we figured out that the average College Professor enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 26%.
Less than one year
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||14%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of College 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 College Professors.
|Graduate Student Assistant||6.04%|
|Special Education Teacher||11.12%|
Foreign Languages Spoken By College Professors
The most common foreign language among College Professors is Spanish at 50.0%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 11.0% and German is the third-most popular at 7.3%.
- Spanish, 50.0%
- French, 11.0%
- German, 7.3%
- Italian, 6.1%
- Portuguese, 3.7%
- Other, 21.9%