Alternate Job Titles: College Professor - Physics, Professor - Physics, University Professor - Physics
How much does a Professor - Physics make? The median annual Professor - Physics salary is $99,629, as of January 30, 2017, with a range usually between $74,379-$161,338, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Professor - Physics in the United States.
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Professor - Physics in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Professor - Physics in the United States is $99,629, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Professor - Physics in the United States are expected to make less than $99,629.
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Professor - Physics that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Professor - Physics are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of February 2017
Conducts college-level courses in the field of physics. Areas of instruction include mechanics, quantum physics, nuclear physics, optics, and mathematical physics. May be responsible for preparing and delivering lectures and leading classroom discussions. May administer and grade examinations or delegate the task to others. Conducts research and case studies in field of interest and may publish findings in trade journals or textbooks. May offer independent study opportunities to students. Requires a doctorate degree in area of specialty, tenure, and at least 12 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Typically this individual is a leader in the field and has been published. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Provides consultation and is considered to be the top level contributor/specialist. Typically reports to a department head. View full job description