Colleges with the Highest-Paid Professors

Paychecks for Professors

The process of becoming a college professor is a rigorous one, but the rewards for those who earn a staff position can be pretty sweet. According to a survey conducted by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) that included 1,142 American colleges and universities, the average salaries for full professors for the 2012-2013 academic year were often in the six figures, with some surpassing $200,000. Which schools shell out the highest salaries of all? Using rankings published by The Chronicle of Higher Education that are based on data from the AAUP survey, we’ve rounded up the top 10 colleges that pay their full professors the biggest bucks. Read on to check them out—and see if your alma mater made the list.