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Best States For A Professor

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Are you wondering which place in the United States is the best state for Professors?

Knowing how challenging it is to figure out where to start your career or where to move to advance your career, we decided to bring you a list of best states for Professor jobs.

We wanted to look at where Professors have it the best -- where there are plenty of jobs to go around and people get paid what they deserve during every phase of their career.

Massachusetts is the best state for jobs for Professors, and Tennessee is the worst.

The most common pay in Massachusetts is $113,100, while the median pay in Tennessee is $72,359.

We found that Massachusetts is the best state for Professor jobs, whereas Tennessee is the worst.

The 10 Best States In America For Professors in 2020

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Arizona
  3. Texas
  4. New York
  5. Alaska
  6. Oregon
  7. California
  8. New Jersey
  9. Michigan
  10. Connecticut
  • (448 jobs)
  • (169 jobs)
  • (1,232 jobs)
  • (1,285 jobs)
  • (184 jobs)
  • (214 jobs)
  • (735 jobs)
  • (672 jobs)
  • (337 jobs)
  • (46 jobs)

We used our most recent data to determine the states that are best for Professor positions.

In order to rank the states, we needed to figure out not just where the jobs are located, but we also needed to establish how much these jobs paid.

Some of the companies that are hiring for Professors include University of California Press and University of Phoenix.

Below is the list of the best states for Professors.

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

The 10 Best States For Professors In 2020

1. Massachusetts

Total Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
448 $113,100 $61,000 $208,000 1.19
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
Professor Jobs in Massachusetts

2. Arizona

Total Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
169 $124,277 $68,000 $226,000 0.79
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
Professor Jobs in Arizona

3. Texas

Total Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,232 $107,936 $56,000 $206,000 1.38
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
Professor Jobs in Texas

4. New York

Total Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,285 $109,036 $57,000 $207,000 2.17
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
Professor Jobs in New York

5. Alaska

Total Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
184 $122,518 $86,000 $172,000 8.94
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
Professor Jobs in Alaska

6. Oregon

Total Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
214 $107,073 $55,000 $205,000 1.48
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
Professor Jobs in Oregon

7. California

Total Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
735 $142,137 $82,000 $245,000 0.5
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
Professor Jobs in California

8. New Jersey

Total Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
672 $103,579 $53,000 $201,000 1.93
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
Professor Jobs in New Jersey

9. Michigan

Total Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
337 $99,149 $51,000 $192,000 1.12
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
Professor Jobs in Michigan

10. Connecticut

Total Professor Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
46 $118,506 $64,000 $218,000 0.32
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
Professor Jobs in Connecticut

How We Determined The Best States To Be A Professor

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

Detailed List Of The Best States For A Professor

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