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Average Instructor Salary by State and School Type/Category

For all colleges in the United States, the average Instructor salary is $51,715. For public schools, its average salary is $56,835 and private schools' average salary is $47,897. The average Instructor salary of national universities is $61,759 and the average Instructor salary of liberal arts colleges is $52,091.
  • California has the highest Instructor salary of $69,569 and West Virginia has the lowest Instructor salary of $41,262.
  • For public schools, California has the highest Instructor salary of $85,993 and Rhode Island has the lowest Instructor salary of $38,210.
  • For private schools, Rhode Island has the highest Instructor salary of $68,517 and Alaska has the lowest Instructor salary of $32,319.
  • For national universities, Indiana has the highest Instructor salary of $84,225 and New Hampshire has the lowest Instructor salary of $16,484.
  • For liberal arts colleges, Connecticut has the highest Instructor salary of $66,260 and Alabama has the lowest Instructor salary of $33,073.
  • For community colleges, California has the highest Instructor salary of $84,500 and Georgia has the lowest Instructor salary of $38,156.
Average Instructor Salary
StateAll CollegesPublic SchoolsPrivate SchoolsNational UniversitiesLiberal Arts CollegesCommunity Colleges
Alabama$46,017$55,718$39,379$58,168$33,073$60,737
Alaska$57,028$63,205$32,319$67,687--
Washington$55,173$63,706$48,774$53,127$55,771$66,610
Arizona$45,507$50,951$42,786$48,446-$59,001
Arkansas$43,806$45,986$40,028$47,873$42,944$43,615
California$69,569$85,993$54,824$70,326$55,205$84,500
Colorado$48,650$55,508$44,177$64,550$53,147$48,712
Connecticut$60,078$57,829$63,452$65,447$66,260$54,307
New York$52,782$53,967$52,301$71,783$61,333$50,959
Delaware$56,930$64,258$34,945$76,795-$65,574
District of Columbia$59,693$58,170$59,911$70,016--
Florida$46,637$52,138$44,759$56,665$51,698$40,199
Georgia$43,085$44,107$42,216$50,845$49,930$38,156
Hawaii$56,039$63,408$37,617$68,925-$61,825
Idaho$48,976$49,960$46,351$48,279$50,417$52,155
Illinois$56,436$60,517$53,270$63,892$53,984$60,289
Indiana$45,962$49,098$45,365$84,225$45,283$44,050
Iowa$49,360$55,989$46,366$67,463$53,735$52,121
Kansas$45,240$47,334$41,705$53,877$38,835$45,678
Missouri$47,488$47,025$47,714$64,928$45,510$47,374
Kentucky$42,658$42,518$42,765$52,761$50,440$39,553
Louisiana$43,175$45,056$40,042$50,193$39,404$40,154
Maine$54,365$52,575$56,644$52,774$63,305$57,402
Maryland$54,446$56,452$50,602$69,468$51,527$49,520
Massachusetts$61,386$57,017$63,571$73,424$57,250$51,851
Michigan$56,729$63,315$49,655$62,034$50,862$63,663
Minnesota$62,415$67,392$55,042$73,746$59,476$71,743
Mississippi$46,277$49,334$39,014$48,983$45,187$50,446
Montana$44,521$46,841$38,334$44,771-$48,047
Nebraska$51,819$51,549$52,069$49,698$41,545$57,557
Nevada$59,552$70,911$52,736$84,029-$62,097
New Hampshire$51,363$51,656$51,070$16,484$54,598$46,351
New Jersey$49,448$56,566$44,765$69,232$55,500$51,051
North Carolina$48,934$59,237$43,897$74,334$54,224$44,381
North Dakota$48,454$46,602$52,530$47,949-$50,648
Ohio$48,025$53,416$45,515$67,276$49,951$44,984
Oklahoma$45,624$45,485$45,883$46,167$39,143$45,057
Oregon$56,932$63,832$45,431$57,663$56,075$66,810
Pennsylvania$49,699$53,228$48,392$58,211$56,580$44,086
Rhode Island$60,940$38,210$68,517--$38,210
South Carolina$48,649$53,550$45,027$60,213$41,246$49,694
South Dakota$48,395$52,629$40,632$55,392-$58,114
Tennessee$45,875$48,605$44,410$52,589$51,802$44,794
Texas$49,353$53,548$46,206$67,056$48,627$47,981
Utah$54,831$53,030$56,181$55,642-$40,253
Vermont$58,104$68,380$56,391$68,380$57,888-
Virginia$50,661$54,251$47,670$56,218$48,373$51,397
West Virginia$41,262$43,176$38,837$49,540$41,000$41,898
Wisconsin$56,936$68,079$48,580$52,770$49,404$73,412
Wyoming$58,208$60,302$45,646$81,475-$56,067
Average$51,715$56,835$47,897$61,759$52,091$56,453