Professor earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Professor salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $85,000
New York $62,000
Virginia $52,000
Texas $50,000

How do professor salaries compare to similar careers?

Professors earn 29% more than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make more than education administrators.

Career Median Salary
Professor salary $53K
Principal salary $80K
Distance learning coordinator salary $82K
School psychologist salary $75K
Education administrator salary $46K