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Earnings vary by the departments professors work in, by the size of the school, by the type of school (e.g., public, private, women's only), and by the level of position the professor holds. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the annual mean wage for all postsecondary teachers was $72,470 in May 2015, but salaries varied by academic discipline and individual experience. For example, annual mean wages for criminal justice and law enforcement teachers were $64,460 while law professors earned $126,230.

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