In the GOLEM blog we can find the answer to that question, for a professor working at a public university in Spain (“Profesor Titular”) in the year 2011. The post is written in Spanish, but you can maybe follow the numbers.
As you can check, there is not an easy answer to the question, because the salary depends on the seniority and the Spanish region where the university is located, but I think that it can be summarized in the following way to a good approximation:
- Initial salary of ~33000€/year;
- Plus a maximum of ~1100€/year per every year of seniority (I think that at least a part of this amount is calculated since the beginning of your research/teaching activity, i.e. probably since your PhD years, and not since the moment that you actually became a professor);
This is the gross salary, that obviously will be reduced by the different taxes, health insurance, etc. In the particular case exposed in the GOLEM blog, the gross salary (~43000€/year) is reduced to ~31000€/year.
As fas as I understand, in the Spanish universities there are two kind of permanent positions: “Profesor Titular” and “Catedrático”, being the salary of the latter higher than the salary of the former. How higher? I don’t know, but I don’t think it’s much higher…
I am pretty sure that university professors from other countries like USA or Germany will be impressed to see these numbers… It would be great to have some information about the typical salaries there to compare…