Professor earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Professor salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $74,770
Alabama $69,040
Arkansas $57,090
Arizona $70,586
California $75,360
Colorado $61,260
Connecticut $75,890
District of Columbia $59,320
Delaware $74,460
Florida $63,850
Georgia $71,570
Hawaii $78,030
Iowa $73,658
Idaho $67,510
Illinois $62,144
Indiana $62,900
Kansas $68,730
Kentucky $63,836
Louisiana $56,680
Massachusetts $70,280
Maryland $67,050
Maine $55,140
Michigan $72,650
Minnesota $68,090
Missouri $69,430
Mississippi $58,810
Montana $52,940
North Carolina $63,460
North Dakota $66,260
Nebraska $66,710
New Hampshire $70,580
New Jersey $78,960
New Mexico $63,220
Nevada $49,150
New York $76,060
Ohio $60,260
Oklahoma $51,090
Oregon $62,640
Pennsylvania $70,990
Puerto Rico $47,170
Rhode Island $75,530
South Carolina $57,590
South Dakota $63,520
Tennessee $61,200
Texas $62,710
Utah $70,790
Virginia $52,000
Vermont $50,890
Washington $65,570
Wisconsin $73,510
West Virginia $54,640
Wyoming $70,080

How do professor salaries compare to similar careers?

Professors earn about the same as related careers in Nevada. On average, they make less than distance learning coordinators but more than elementary school teachers.

Career Median Salary
Distance learning coordinator salary $86K
School psychologist salary $77K
Nurse educator salary $72K
Librarian salary $69K
Professor salary $49K
Health educator salary $55K
Special education teacher salary $59K
High school teacher salary $58K
Elementary school teacher salary $57K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)