Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for mathematics 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 34,992 mathematics professors currently employed in the United States.
  • 29.4% of all mathematics professors are women, while 70.6% are men.
  • The average age of an employed mathematics professor is 46 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of mathematics professors is White (66.3%), followed by Asian (11.3%), Hispanic or Latino (10.1%) and Black or African American (7.1%).
  • Mathematics professors are most in-demand in Irvine, CA.
  • San Francisco, CA pays an annual average wage of $129,853, the highest in the US.
  • In 2021, women earned 95% of what men earned.
  • New York is the best state for mathematics professors to live.
  • Mathematics professors are 94% more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies.

Mathematics Professor Statistics By Gender

29.4% of mathematics professors are women and 70.6% of mathematics professors are men.

  • Male, 70.6%
  • Female, 29.4%

Mathematics Professors By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male70.6%
Female29.4%

Gender Pay Gap For Mathematics Professor

Women Earn 95¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$58,879
female-income
Female Income
$55,987

Mathematics Professor Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Mathematics Professor Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201071.12%28.88%
201171.55%28.45%
201271.29%28.71%
201370.93%29.07%
201469.99%30.01%
201570.69%29.31%
201670.41%29.59%
201770.90%29.10%
201870.42%29.58%
201970.06%29.94%
202069.51%30.49%
202170.60%29.40%

Mathematics Professor Male to Female Ratio

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

Job TitleMaleFemale
Aesthetics Instructor8%92%
Cosmetology Instructor9%91%
Adjunct Nursing Faculty9%91%
Mathematics Professor71%29%
Diesel Technology Instructor97%3%
Assistant Professor Of Air Conditioning And Refrigeration97%3%
Hvac/R Instructor97%3%

Mathematics Professor Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among mathematics professors is White, which makes up 66.3% of all mathematics professors. Comparatively, there are 11.3% of the Asian ethnicity and 10.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

  • White, 66.3%
  • Asian, 11.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 10.1%
  • Black or African American, 7.1%
  • Unknown, 4.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.3%

Mathematics Professor Race

Mathematics Professor RacePercentages
White66.3%
Asian11.3%
Hispanic or Latino10.1%
Black or African American7.1%
Unknown4.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.3%

Mathematics 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 mathematics professors.

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

Mathematics Professor Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201072.76%7.22%9.22%8.22%
201172.46%7.06%9.94%7.97%
201272.05%7.36%9.81%8.22%
201371.18%7.72%10.10%8.47%
201471.28%7.34%9.77%8.85%
201569.72%7.57%10.72%9.14%
201670.22%7.49%10.44%9.04%
201769.30%7.24%11.61%9.09%
201871.08%6.98%9.93%9.28%
201969.41%7.25%10.87%9.81%
202067.49%6.95%10.51%9.96%
202166.34%7.07%11.31%10.08%

Mathematics Professor Wage Gap By Race

Asian mathematics professors have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american mathematics professors have the lowest average salary at $57,699.
$62,000
$61,000
$60,000
$59,000
$58,000
$57,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$58,508
White$58,603
Black or African American$57,699
Asian$60,709
Hispanic or Latino$58,920

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Average Age of a Mathematics Professor

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

Male
Female

Mathematics Professor Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American4945
Unknown44.544
Asian4141
Hispanic or Latino4341
White4846
American Indian and Alaska Native5448

Mathematics Professor Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of mathematics professor employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of mathematics professors is 40+ years old, which represents 67% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Mathematics Professor Age

Mathematics Professor YearsPercentages
40+ years67%
30-40 years21%
20-30 years11%

Types of Mathematics Professor Degree Levels

The most common degree for mathematics professors is bachelor's degree 52% of mathematics professors earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 32% and rounding it off is doctoral degree with 9%.

  • Bachelors, 52%
  • Masters, 32%
  • Doctorate, 9%
  • Associate, 4%
  • Other Degrees, 3%

Mathematics Professors By Education

Mathematics Professor DegreePercentages
Bachelors52%
Masters32%
Doctorate9%
Associate4%
Other Degrees3%

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Mathematics Professor Wage Gap By Education

$81,000
$77,000
$73,000
$69,000
$65,000
$61,000
$57,000
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree
EducationSalary
Master's Degree$60,496
Doctorate Degree$76,989

Mathematics Professor Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where mathematics professors work. We found most mathematics professors work for a education company. In addition, the industry that employs the most mathematics professors is the education industry.

Company Size

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

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Mathematics Professor Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees2%
50 - 100 employees16%
100 - 500 employees23%
500 - 1,000 employees21%
1,000 - 10,000 employees32%
> 10,000 employees6%

The Types Of Companies Mathematics Professor Work In

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

Education

Public

Private

Government

Mathematics Professor Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education94%
Public1%
Private4%
Government1%

Top Industries Hiring Mathematics Professors

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

Education

Professional

Start-up

Internet

Health Care

Mathematics Professor Industry Statistics

Mathematics Professor Turnover And Employment Statistics

Mathematics 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 mathematics professors changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Mathematics Professor Unemployment Rate By Year

YearMathematics Professor Unemployment Rate
20103.13%
20113.11%
20123.14%
20133.31%
20142.86%
20152.61%
20162.42%
20172.51%
20182.40%
20192.23%
20202.58%
20212.98%

The Average Number of Years That Mathematics Professor Stay in a Job

By looking over 406 mathematics professors resumes, we figured out that the average mathematics professor enjoys staying at their job for 11+ years for a percentage of 26%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Mathematics Professor Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year12%
1-2 years24%
3-4 years14%
5-7 years14%
8-10 years10%
11+ years26%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Mathematics 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 mathematics professors.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Graduate Instruction Assistant6.04%16,925
Instructional Technology Teacher9.52%115,524
Reference Librarian10.75%1,058
Early Childhood Special Educator11.12%62,487
Library Technician13.69%24,941
Mathematics Professor15.52%-
Education Coordinator16.25%33,367

Mathematics Professor LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Graduate Instruction Assistant6.04%16,925
Instructional Technology Teacher9.52%115,524
Reference Librarian10.75%1,058
Early Childhood Special Educator11.12%62,487
Library Technician13.69%24,941
Education Coordinator16.25%33,367

Foreign Languages Spoken By Mathematics Professors

The most common foreign language among mathematics professors is Spanish at 55.2%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 10.3% and Russian is the third-most popular at 6.9%.

  • Spanish, 55.2%
  • French, 10.3%
  • Russian, 6.9%
  • Bulgarian, 3.4%
  • Chinese, 3.4%
  • Other, 20.8%

Mathematics Professor Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish55.2%
French10.3%
Russian6.9%
Bulgarian3.4%
Chinese3.4%
Other20.8%

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Mathematics Professor Heatmaps

Where Do Mathematics Professors Earn The Most?

Mathematics professors earn the most in California, where the average mathematics professor salary is $122,653. The map here shows where mathematics professors earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Mathematics Professors?

By looking through more than 406 resumes, we found that the most popular places for mathematics professors are Orlando, FL and New York, NY.

Number of Mathematics Professors

Number Of Mathematics Professor Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1New York1,487$96,956
2Texas1,334$55,856
3California1,107$122,653
4Virginia923$65,248
5Pennsylvania735$71,816
6Colorado551$60,935
7New Jersey549$66,298
8Florida519$62,249
9North Carolina504$60,067
10Indiana455$64,259
11Illinois427$52,833
12Georgia405$51,253
13Ohio397$63,708
14Oregon377$84,152
15Maryland370$72,766
16Massachusetts367$74,680
17South Carolina359$60,592
18Kentucky355$56,111
19Michigan333$70,291
20Alabama241$59,811
21Wisconsin239$67,159
22Minnesota227$70,724
23Missouri224$54,025
24Washington221$78,456
25Tennessee221$52,358
26Iowa204$63,983
27Louisiana195$69,249
28District of Columbia179$62,467
29Utah157$59,431
30Mississippi146$63,474
31West Virginia143$78,221
32Arizona126$66,495
33Nebraska118$53,604
34Montana106$53,428
35Alaska90$68,843
36Connecticut80$74,401
37Kansas79$58,788
38New Mexico78$59,889
39Oklahoma72$54,102
40Rhode Island63$76,137
41Vermont58$72,346
42Arkansas58$56,529
43South Dakota57$58,529
44Maine52$67,549
45New Hampshire42$72,010
46Delaware32$74,133
47Nevada25$85,518
48Idaho24$62,152
49North Dakota19$67,873
50Wyoming18$49,372
51Hawaii10$72,934

Mathematics Professor Demographics FAQs

How Many Mathematics Professor Are There In The Us?

There are over 34,992 Mathematics Professors in the United States.

What Percentage Of Mathematics Professors Are Black?

7.1% of Mathematics Professors are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Mathematics Professors?

Most a are White, with 66.3% of Mathematics Professors belonging to this ethnicity. 11.3% of Mathematics Professors are Asian, 10.1% of Mathematics Professors are Hispanic or Latino, 7.1% of Mathematics Professors are Black or African American, 4.9% of Mathematics Professors are Unknown, and 0.3% of Mathematics Professors are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Mathematics Professor Jobs Male - Dominated?

Yes, Mathematics Professor jobs are male - dominated. 70% of Mathematics Professors are male, and 29% are female, so there are more male Mathematics Professors than female Mathematics Professors in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Mathematics Professor?

The average Mathematics Professor is 46 years old. 67% of Mathematics Professors are 40+ years old or older, 21% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 11% are between 20-30 years old

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