How Much Do Biology Professors Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Biology Professors

Biology Professors teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Salary
$101320
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Doctoral degree
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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$101320 per year

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$46,430 to $61,380 per year

Entry-level Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $46,430 to $61,380 per year. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.


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Salary rank

Salary rank
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We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $* $179,450
Senior (Top 25%) $* $126,200
Middle (Mid 50%) $* $85,600
Junior (Bottom 25%) $* $61,380
No experience (Bottom 10%) $* $46,430

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CA $* $133,870
NH $* $123,690
UT $* $123,030
NY $* $119,960
DC $* $117,350
CT $* $114,880
MA $* $110,680
NV $* $109,810
IN $* $103,660
OR $* $103,050

* Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers are generally paid on an annual basis not hourly.

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Postsecondary Biological Science Teacher is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Biology Professors are in the states of CA, NH, UT, NY and DC.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Scientific Research and Development Services $189630 $*
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $100700 $*
Junior Colleges $83220 $*
Technical and Trade Schools $58790 $*

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