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Best states for an Associate Professor

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It seems like Associate Professors are becoming more and more common across America. But working conditions for Associate Professors aren’t the same everywhere in the U.S.

Although there are abundant Associate Professor jobs in America, a large number of them are in the Northeast.

New Mexico is the best state in the country for Associate Professor jobs, and New Mexico has the second-highest median salary in the country.

To that end, we dove into our dataset of job and salary numbers to figure out which states have the best opportunities for Associate Professors. New Mexico is the best state for Associate Professors -- the median salary for Associate Professors in New Mexico is $149,570.

If you are currently seeking employment as an Associate Professor, you can find open job positions using Zippia's search tools.

The 10 Best States in America For Associate Professors in 2019

  1. New Mexico
  2. District of Columbia
  3. Washington
  4. Utah
  5. Arkansas
  6. North Carolina
  7. Maryland
  8. Hawaii
  9. Missouri
  10. Alabama
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  • (261 jobs)
  • (160 jobs)
  • (32 jobs)
  • (653 jobs)
  • (235 jobs)
  • (9 jobs)
  • (170 jobs)
  • (85 jobs)

After looking at the our most recent data, we found that New Mexico is the best state for Associate Professors.

Finally, here is the list of all states from best to worst for Associate Professor jobs.

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

The 10 Best States For Associate Professors in 2019

1. New Mexico

Total Associate Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
126 $149,571 $87,000 $255,000 2.1
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
Associate Professor Jobs in New Mexico

2. District of Columbia

Total Associate Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
164 $145,371 $95,000 $221,000 2.08
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
Associate Professor Jobs in District of Columbia

3. Washington

Total Associate Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
261 $146,500 $72,000 $295,000 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
Associate Professor Jobs in Washington

4. Utah

Total Associate Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
160 $121,086 $69,000 $211,000 1.6
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
Associate Professor Jobs in Utah

5. Arkansas

Total Associate Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
32 $148,988 $87,000 $253,000 0.46
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
Associate Professor Jobs in Arkansas

6. North Carolina

Total Associate Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
653 $117,907 $62,000 $222,000 2.01
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
Associate Professor Jobs in North Carolina

7. Maryland

Total Associate Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
235 $141,680 $100,000 $198,000 0.99
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
Associate Professor Jobs in Maryland

8. Hawaii

Total Associate Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
9 $171,951 $121,000 $243,000 0.33
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
Associate Professor Jobs in Hawaii

9. Missouri

Total Associate Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
170 $125,000 $71,000 $218,000 0.88
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
Associate Professor Jobs in Missouri

10. Alabama

Total Associate Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
85 $136,452 $66,000 $278,000 0.71
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
Associate Professor Jobs in Alabama

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE an Associate Professor

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