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Best states for an Assistant Professor

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As Assistant Professors are popular in the U.S., we wanted to bring you a list of the best states for Assistant Professors. In case you are trying to decide where to start your career as an Assistant Professor, or if you are considering moving to a different city or state, we got you covered.

We figured that the best places for Assistant Professor jobs has three things everyone would agree on.

There would be high annual wages, good career prospects (no matter what phase of the career you are in), and a lot of job opportunities.

The bottom 10% level pay for Assistant Professors is $53,000.

The median pay hovers around $90,176.

The 10 Best States in America For Assistant Professors in 2019

  1. Alaska
  2. Iowa
  3. Maryland
  4. Ohio
  5. Texas
  6. Kansas
  7. Arkansas
  8. West Virginia
  9. Missouri
  10. Alabama
  • (181 jobs)
  • (130 jobs)
  • (246 jobs)
  • (220 jobs)
  • (1,174 jobs)
  • (103 jobs)
  • (31 jobs)
  • (119 jobs)
  • (173 jobs)
  • (116 jobs)

To determine the best states for Assistant Professors, we looked at the our most recent data, and then we ranked each of the 50 states from best to worst.

Check out the list of best states for Assistant Professors below.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Assistant Professors in 2019

1. Alaska

Total Assistant Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
181 $129,190 $90,000 $183,000 9.03
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Assistant Professor Jobs in Alaska

2. Iowa

Total Assistant Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
130 $128,183 $74,000 $221,000 0.93
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Assistant Professor Jobs in Iowa

3. Maryland

Total Assistant Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
246 $111,202 $72,000 $169,000 0.95
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Assistant Professor Jobs in Maryland

4. Ohio

Total Assistant Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
220 $101,444 $59,000 $172,000 0.55
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Assistant Professor Jobs in Ohio

5. Texas

Total Assistant Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,174 $96,820 $54,000 $170,000 1.35
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Assistant Professor Jobs in Texas

6. Kansas

Total Assistant Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
103 $101,429 $53,000 $191,000 1.02
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Assistant Professor Jobs in Kansas

7. Arkansas

Total Assistant Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
31 $110,444 $57,000 $212,000 0.41
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Assistant Professor Jobs in Arkansas

8. West Virginia

Total Assistant Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
119 $93,767 $44,000 $195,000 2.54
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Assistant Professor Jobs in West Virginia

9. Missouri

Total Assistant Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
173 $97,576 $55,000 $170,000 0.82
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Assistant Professor Jobs in Missouri

10. Alabama

Total Assistant Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
116 $96,148 $52,000 $174,000 0.89
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Assistant Professor Jobs in Alabama

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE an Assistant Professor

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

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