Professor earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Professor salary by state

State Name Average Salary
New York $96,100
Alaska $81,890
Utah $81,460
California $79,340
Rhode Island $78,160
Hawaii $78,110
Maryland $77,920
Massachusetts $77,740
South Carolina $77,650
New Jersey $77,280
Connecticut $77,170
Delaware $77,170
North Dakota $77,030
Minnesota $76,260
Virginia $75,600
Tennessee $73,990
Pennsylvania $73,600
Wyoming $69,940
Oregon $64,360
Alabama $63,900
Indiana $63,900
North Carolina $63,900
New Hampshire $63,900
Maine $63,740
Michigan $63,740
New Mexico $63,740
Vermont $63,740
Arizona $63,670
Florida $63,650
Colorado $63,530
Louisiana $63,470
Ohio $62,850
Texas $62,570
Wisconsin $62,350
Missouri $62,240
Georgia $62,100
Montana $61,880
Kansas $61,770
Nevada $61,550
Oklahoma $61,550
Illinois $61,520
Washington $61,510
South Dakota $61,120
Kentucky $61,010
Mississippi $60,630
Iowa $60,550
Arkansas $58,380
Nebraska $49,920
Idaho $48,490
West Virginia $38,810
Puerto Rico $31,680
District of Columbia $31,200

How do professor salaries compare to similar careers?

Professors earn 7% more than similar careers in Wyoming. On average, they make less than distance learning coordinators but more than nurse educators.

Career Median Salary
Distance learning coordinator salary $94K
Professor salary $70K
High school teacher salary $61K
Music teacher salary $62K
Elementary school teacher salary $61K
Nurse educator salary $62K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)