Professor earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Professor salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Kansas $68,730
Pennsylvania $70,990
Utah $70,790
New Jersey $78,960
New York $76,060
Arizona $70,586
Iowa $73,658
California $75,360
Connecticut $75,890
Georgia $71,570
Hawaii $78,030
Delaware $74,460
Illinois $62,144
Rhode Island $75,530
Ohio $60,260
Missouri $69,430
Alaska $74,770
Wisconsin $73,510
Nebraska $66,710
New Hampshire $70,580
Michigan $72,650
Massachusetts $70,280
Maryland $67,050
Arkansas $57,090
Florida $63,850
Minnesota $68,090
Kentucky $63,836
North Dakota $66,260
Alabama $69,040
Idaho $67,510
Washington $65,570
Wyoming $70,080
Indiana $62,900
South Dakota $63,520
Tennessee $61,200
Nevada $49,150
New Mexico $63,220
North Carolina $63,460
Oregon $62,640
Texas $62,710
Colorado $61,260
Mississippi $58,810
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 about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than distance learning coordinators but more than librarians.

Career Median Salary
Distance learning coordinator salary $83K
School psychologist salary $77K
Nurse educator salary $73K
Music teacher salary $69K
Professor salary $65K
Physical education teacher salary $63K
High school teacher salary $60K
Elementary school teacher salary $58K
Librarian salary $59K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)