Professor earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Professor salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Utah $70,790
New Jersey $78,960
New York $76,060
California $75,360
Connecticut $75,890
Georgia $71,570
Hawaii $78,030
Delaware $74,460
Rhode Island $75,530
Ohio $60,260
Missouri $69,430
Wisconsin $73,510
Nebraska $66,710
New Hampshire $70,580
Michigan $72,650
Massachusetts $70,280
Maryland $67,050
Iowa $68,790
Arkansas $57,090
Florida $63,850
Minnesota $68,090
North Dakota $66,260
Alabama $69,040
Idaho $67,510
Washington $65,570
Wyoming $70,080
Pennsylvania $63,530
Indiana $62,900
South Dakota $63,520
Kansas $66,500
Tennessee $61,200
Nevada $49,150
New Mexico $63,220
North Carolina $63,460
Texas $62,710
Colorado $61,260
Kentucky $60,140
Mississippi $58,810
Oregon $58,700
Illinois $52,560
South Carolina $57,590
Maine $55,140
West Virginia $54,640
Montana $52,940
Louisiana $56,680
Oklahoma $51,090
Puerto Rico $47,170

How do professor salaries compare to similar careers?

Professors earn 18% more than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than distance learning coordinators but more than career counselors.

Career Median Salary
Distance learning coordinator salary $83K
Principal salary $76K
School psychologist salary $77K
Professor salary $50K
Education administrator salary $48K
School counselor salary $43K
Music teacher salary $43K
Career counselor salary $42K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)