How much does a Professor - Physics make in the United States? The average Professor - Physics salary in the United States is $117,741 as of March 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $87,917 and $190,610. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Professor - Physics Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Professor - Physics Salary $60,765 US March 26, 2024
25th Percentile Professor - Physics Salary $87,917 US March 26, 2024
50th Percentile Professor - Physics Salary $117,741 US March 26, 2024
75th Percentile Professor - Physics Salary $190,610 US March 26, 2024
90th Percentile Professor - Physics Salary $256,955 US March 26, 2024
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Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Leadership: Knowledge of and ability to employ effective strategies that motivate and guide other members within our business to achieve optimum results.


Promotion: Developing and implementing promotional activities to attract and increase the awareness of customers in buying products.


Work Ethic: A belief that work and diligence have a moral benefit and an inherent ability, virtue or value to strengthen character and individual abilities. A set of values centered on importance of work and manifested by determination or desire to work hard.

Leadership 8.21%
Promotion 2.24%
Work Ethic 1.12%
Others 88.43%

Job Description for Professor - Physics

Professor - Physics teaches courses in the discipline area of physics. Develops and designs curriculum plans to foster student learning, stimulate class discussions, and ensures student engagement. Being a Professor - Physics provides tutoring and academic counseling to students, maintains classes related records, and assesses student coursework. Collaborates and supports colleagues regarding research interests and co-curricular activities. Additionally, Professor - Physics typically reports to a department head. Requires a PhD or terminal degree appropriate to the field. Has considerable experience and is qualified to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels and initiates research and case studies in field of interest and may publish findings in trade journals or textbooks. Provides intellectual leadership and has made significant contributions to the field. May offer independent study opportunities and mentoring to students. Typically this individual is a leader in the field and has been published. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Professor - Physics salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Professor - Physics, the highest Professor - Physics salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Professor - Physics salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Professor - Physics salary is in Miami, FL, where the Professor - Physics salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
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