Life As a Professor
Career Description All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.
Types of Professor Jobs
- Foreign Service Teacher
- University Teacher
- Labor Relations Teacher
- Flight Simulator Teacher
- City Planning Teacher
Job Demand for Professors
In the United States, there were 236,500 jobs for Professor in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 9.4% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 22,200 new jobs for Professor by 2026. There will be an estimated 20,700 positions for Professor per year.
The states with the most job growth for Professor are Utah, Colorado, and Nevada. Watch out if you plan on working in Vermont, Maine, or Alaska. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.
Professor Average Salary
The salary for Professors ranges between about $27,490 and $136,490 a year.
Professors who work in New York, Wisconsin, or Alaska, make the highest salaries.
Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Professors in different U.S. states.
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Where Professors Are Employed
Professors work in the following industries:
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