Law Professor Statistics in the US

From where do we know all information about law professor demographics? We analyzed 379 law 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.

Law Professor Diversity

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

Law Professor Gender Ratio

Among law professors, 42.0% of them are women compared to 50.6% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 50.6%
  • Female, 42.0%
  • Unknown, 7.4%

Law Professor Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among law professors is White, which makes up 71.1% of all law professors. Comparatively, there are 9.9% of the Asian ethnicity and 9.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 71.1%
  • Asian, 9.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 9.3%
  • Black or African American, 7.0%
  • Unknown, 2.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.2%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Law Professors

The chart below shows that 52.5% of law professors speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 12.5% and Portuguese is the third-most popular at 10.0%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 52.5%
  • French, 12.5%
  • Portuguese, 10.0%
  • Chinese, 5.0%
  • Filipino, 2.5%
  • Other, 17.5%

Law 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 law professors.

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

Law Professor Gender Over Time

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


Law 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 law professors changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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


Number Of Years On The Job For Law Professor

By looking over 379 law professors resumes, we figured out that the average law professor enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 29%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Law Professor Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of law professor employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of law 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 Law 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
Nutrition Professor12%87%
Adjunct Nursing Faculty12%85%
Decorating Instructor13%87%
Law Professor51%42%
Hvac/R Instructor90%4%
Assistant Professor Of Air Conditioning And Refrigeration94%3%
Diesel Technology Instructor95%4%
Diesel Technology Instructor
Assistant Professor Of Air Conditioning And Refrigeration
Hvac/R Instructor
Law Professor
Decorating Instructor
Adjunct Nursing Faculty
Nutrition Professor

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Law 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 law professors.

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Job Titleascdesc
Library Technician6.75%
Para Professional7.64%
Instructional Designer8.68%
Class Teacher13.03%
Chemistry Teacher13.66%
Private Tutor13.71%
Law Professor25.12%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Law Professor?

Male Income
Female Income

Law Professor Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

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

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Law 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
Master's Degree$143,811
Doctorate Degree$179,927

Law 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
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Law Professor Heatmaps

Where Do Law Professors Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Law Professor Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Law Professor Work In

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

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Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ law professors. Those industries include education, professional and manufacturing.

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Non Profits


Fortune 500

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