What professors get paid

Full professors at Harvard average $177,400 a year, those at Yale $157,600. Which full professors in California do you think make the most? Here's the top 10 from the newest Chronicle of Higher Education, based on the average annual salary, with the pay for lowly assistant professors included for contrast:

Stanford $164,300  —  $91,000
Caltech $155,800  —  $98,800
USC $134,500  —  $81,600
UCLA $133,200  —  $72,100
Berkeley $131,300  —  $76,200
Santa Clara $129,200  —  $77,800
Pomona $127,200  —  $66,200
UC San Diego $124,400  —  $68,200
Claremont McKenna $119,500  —  $63,500
UC Santa Barbara $119,300  —  $67,200

Full professors at the Cal States make in the 80s, while USC faculty with the rank of instructor only get $48,900.

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