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10 Highest-Paid College Professors in the U.S.

Lamborghini at OxfordMany college professors change lives, challenge the world around us, and teach us the skills needed to improve our lives. However, their salaries range widely—anywhere from adjunct professors earnings around $30, 000 to a full-time professor earning $500, 000 and more.

College professors may teach at either private or public universities; their level of expertise and interest will determine where they spend the bulk of their years teaching. If a professor can obtain a position at a prestigious private university, he or she will most likely be paid a lot more than at a second-tier or lesser-known public school.

As you might expect, the highest-paid professors teach mostly at prestigious private universities: Columbia, Cornell, Yale, Harvard, and Duke. Two teach at public universities: UC Berkeley and UT Austin. And three teach at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, an international business school located in Arizona.

Academic Rock StarsYou may wonder how these professors can command such amazing salaries. The answer is: These are not your run-of-the-mill, everyday instructors. They are world-renowned, have made major contributions to society, and stand at the pinnacle of their profession. They are the rock stars of academia.

The professors are listed by salary, in descending order. The salary figures have been obtained from a faculty salary survey conducted by the American Association of University Professors, as reported in the Chronicle of Higher Education, as well as from other sources.David Silvers The figures are not necessarily current, but in no case are they more than five years old.

Salaries above $1 million are rounded to the nearest $100, 000 or $10, 000, depending on the information available; those below $1 million are rounded to the nearest $1, 000.

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1. David N. Silvers: $4.33 million

David N. Silvers is Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Pathology and Director of the Dermatopathology Laboratory at Columbia University. His stellar salary rivals that of many college coaches.

Zev RosenwaksDr. Silvers received his MD from Duke University in 1968. He is board certified in dermatology and pathology, with a certification of special competence in dermatopathology.

According to Bloomberg, when questioned about Silvers’s high salary, the school remarked, “David Silvers is renowned in the field and has significant responsibilities in directing a highly specialized lab at Columbia University Medical Center.”

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