What Does it Take to Be a Professor?
Example of Professor Job All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.
Types of Professor
- Industrial Arts Teacher
- Interdisciplinary Professor
- Assistant Professor
- College Teacher
- Medical Secretary Teacher
Job Outlook for Professors
There were about 236,500 jobs for Professor in 2016 (in the United States). 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. The BLS estimates 20,700 yearly job openings in this field.
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.
What is the Average Salary of a Professor
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.
How much do Professors make in each U.S. state?
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Where Professors Are Employed
The table below shows the approximate number of Professors employed by various industries.
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