The Average Salary of Calculus Professors

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Calculus professors typically teach other math courses as well.
Calculus professors typically teach other math courses as well. (Image: keypad image by vashistha pathak from Fotolia.com)

Calculus is a branch of mathematics taught at the high school and college level. Calculus professors teach calculus classes in universities, community colleges and other secondary educational facilities. The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not differentiate between calculus professor salaries and those of other mathematics professors, so salaries for these instructors may be slightly different than those reported here.

National Average

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there were about 48,100 post-secondary mathematical science professors in 2009. These professors earned an average wage of about $70,550 per year, though hourly wages are not available as these jobs are largely seasonal. The top 10th percentile of mathematics professors earned about $118,450 per year, while the lowest 10th percentile earned an average of $35,480 per year.

Most Common Sector

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that mathematics professors were most commonly employed in the "colleges, universities and professional schools" sector of the industry. These professors also had the highest average wages out of all sectors, earning about $72,320 per year in 2009. Those employed in the "junior colleges" sector of the industry earned an average of $68,380 per year, while those in the "technical and trade schools" sector earned an average of $51,340 per year.

Highest Paying States

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Rhode Island, California, New York Oregon and Iowa were the five states with the highest average mathematics professor salaries in 2009. Professors in Rhode Island had the highest average wages out of all states, earning an average salary of $97,260 per year. Mathematics professors in the fifth-highest paying state, Iowa, earned a average of $80,470 per year.

Differences by City

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the estimated 550 mathematics professors in the Riverside, California, metropolitan area earned the highest average wages in 2009. These professors earned a yearly average salary of $106,530. Those in the second-highest paying city, San Francisco, California, earned an average of $102,170 per year. The city with the fifth-highest paying average salary, Utica, New York, paid mathematics professors an average of $95,650 per year.

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