What is the average college professor salary range?

The average college professor salary is approximately $76,000 as of 2010. The top 25 percent of college professors make approximately $122,000 per year. The lowest paid 25 percent of college professors make about $61,000 per year. There is a wide range of salaries for college professors, and a lot of the difference depends on how much you teach, your discipline and where you are employed. Typically, professors will be able to make more as they gain more experience with their college. Small colleges typically have fewer resources and will pay less as well.