Professor Salaries - International Comparison

 
Job Description:   The professor (third-level teacher) job includes the following responsibilities: (i) prepares and delivers lectures to students at the third-level of education (university or equivalent); (ii) guides and supervises the studies of undergraduate and graduate students; (iii) prepares or participates in preparing question papers for examinations and marks students' answers; (iv) serves as faculty member [9].
 
Methodology:   Unless otherwise indicated, the gross income is obtained from data provided to the International Labour Organization [9] by government agencies (Statistics Canada, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Statistics Finland, etc). The compulsory deductions include income tax, municipal tax, provincial/state income tax, social security (pension plan, medicare), compulsory additional insurance, etc. The deductions are representative of single-earner-married-without-child status, and are obtained from income tax calculators [t], social security withholdings, the OECD Tax Database [k], or other sources. Employees include both men and women unless otherwise noted.
 
    
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Professor Job Average Salary

Country  Net Monthly Income  constant 2005 US$ [a] [d] Notes, Source                                                                               Gross Monthly Job Income Compulsory Deductions Weekly Hours
 
U.S. average salary PPP $ 4,638 $ 4,638 Full-time and part-time employees, all college and university teachers, 2005. U.S. Department of Labor, [t]. 6,103 dollars 24% 32.3
Japan average income PPP $ 3,606 $ 4,240 Incl. overtime, April 2005. Assistant professor. Limited to persons employed for indefinite period excl. temporary employees. Private establishments with 50 or more regular employees. Japan Statistical Yearbook [17], [k]. 582,421 yens 20%
Germany average salary PPP $ 3,562 $ 3,846 Minimum per month, 2005. Federal Statistical Office of Germany, [9], [t]. 4,902 euros 37%
Australia average income PPP $ 3,447 $ 3,384 May 2004. Normal hours from collective agreements. Australian Bureau of Statistics, [9], [t]. 5,945 dollars 25%
UK median salary PPP $ 3,427 $ 3,977 Employees, 2005. UK Employment Department, [9], [t]. 3,119 pounds 30% 36.0
Italy average salary PPP $ 2,969 $ 3,206 Normal hours of work, 2005. Istituto Nazionale di Statistica, [9]. 4,220 euros 39%
Kuwait average income PPP $ 2,694 $ 3,363 Men employees, 2004. Kuwait Ministry of Planning, [9]. 960 dinars 0% 36.0
Canada average income PPP $ 2,526 $ 2,524 Employees, 2005. Statistics Canada, [9], [t]. 4,631 dollars 34% 36.6
Finland average salary PPP $ 2,234 $ 2,667 Normal hours of work, 2004. Men only. Women make 2,667 euros per month. Statistics Finland, [9], [k], [t]. 3,155 euros 34% 36.4
Brazil average income PPP $ 1,968 $ 790 Employees, Dec 2004. Ministerio do Trabalho e da Previdência Social, [9]. 2,604 reals 14% 26.9
Portugal average salary PPP $ 1,797 $ 1,441 Employees, 2003. Instituto Nacional de Estatística, [9]. 1,519 euros 21% 36.8
Mexico average income PPP $ 1,655 $ 1,059 Employees, 2005. Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informatica (INEGI), [9], [k]. 13,877 pesos 17% 42.0
Peru average salary PPP $ 1,599 $ 691 Employees, June 2002. Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informatica, [9]. 2,583 sols 17%
Thailand average salary PPP $ 1,545 $ 493 Men employees, 2005. Women make 19,662 bahts per month. Thailand National Statistical Office, [9], [t], [s]. 21,067 bahts 6% 38.0
Philippines average salary PPP $ 1,344 $ 299 Employees, 2004. National Statistics Office, [9], [t]. 19,524 pesos 17%
Latvia average income PPP $ 1,200 $ 533 Adult full-time and part-time employees, 2005. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, [9], [t]. 419 lats 29% 29.8
Hungary average salary PPP $ 1,133 $ 719 Employees, May 2005. Hungarian Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 242,296 forints 41%
Czech Republic average income PPP $ 1,012 $ 661 Excl. bonuses, 2005. Czech Statistical Office, [9]. 21,064 korunas 25% 33.5
Romania average salary PPP $ 996 $ 511 Men employees, 2005. Women make 1,697 new lei per month. Romania National Institute of Statistics, [9]. 2,168 new lei 32% 38.8
Lithuania average salary PPP $ 879 $ 335 Employees, 2002. Statistics Lithuania, [9]. 1,587 litas 29% 30.5
Slovakia average income PPP $ 737 $ 228 Employees, 2001. Štatistický úrad Slovenskej republiky, [9], [k]. 12,801 korunas 22% 32.1
 

References

 
[a]   Interbank nominal exchange rate, Oanda.com; historical currency converter for over 164 currencies and 3 metals.
[d]   World Economic Outlook Database, September 2006, International Monetary Fund.
[k]   OECD Tax Database. Annual database providing comparative information on personal and corporate income tax and consumption tax systems and rates in OECD countries since 2000. Information on social security contributions levied on employees and their employers is also reported.
[t]   Net income from gross income (calculators, tables): Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, UK, U.S., Singapore.
[9]   International Labour Organization. Compilation of average salary income worldwide. Classified by country, by employment category, and by gender.
[17]   Japan Statistical Yearbook, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, 2006.
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