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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 $52,478. For public schools, its average salary is $57,759 and private schools' average salary is $48,507. The average Instructor salary of national universities is $61,204 and the average Instructor salary of liberal arts colleges is $53,423.
  • Rhode Island has the highest Instructor salary of $82,473 and Georgia has the lowest Instructor salary of $42,992.
  • For public schools, California has the highest Instructor salary of $90,384 and Rhode Island has the lowest Instructor salary of $40,144.
  • For private schools, Rhode Island has the highest Instructor salary of $93,055 and Alaska has the lowest Instructor salary of $38,970.
  • For national universities, Rhode Island has the highest Instructor salary of $156,000 and New Hampshire has the lowest Instructor salary of $16,079.
  • For liberal arts colleges, Connecticut has the highest Instructor salary of $71,400 and Oregon has the lowest Instructor salary of $35,506.
  • For community colleges, California has the highest Instructor salary of $88,337 and Georgia has the lowest Instructor salary of $39,225.
Average Instructor Salary
StateAll CollegesPublic SchoolsPrivate SchoolsNational UniversitiesLiberal Arts CollegesCommunity Colleges
Alabama$46,326$54,315$40,218$58,619$36,563$60,737
Alaska$52,973$59,974$38,970$68,657--
Washington$59,502$67,387$50,740$55,778$64,104$70,564
Arizona$47,301$52,399$45,215$48,007-$61,352
Arkansas$44,877$46,148$42,674$52,203$44,299$43,041
California$71,216$90,384$55,060$70,699$61,384$88,337
Colorado$49,380$57,296$45,263$63,190$52,173$48,293
Connecticut$58,774$58,028$60,017$65,973$71,400$56,009
New York$52,895$55,590$51,714$66,105$61,794$52,120
Delaware$62,315$68,209$50,526$76,112--
District of Columbia$54,695$67,687$53,071$65,925--
Florida$48,822$51,931$47,812$60,005$55,550$42,635
Georgia$42,992$45,924$40,354$52,533$48,037$39,225
Hawaii$60,722$65,296$45,477$71,251-$63,339
Idaho$48,998$48,665$50,166$48,710$49,296$49,470
Illinois$56,125$61,098$52,457$61,454$51,579$62,040
Indiana$51,554$54,520$50,945$90,872$49,369$43,789
Iowa$49,789$55,191$47,269$53,410$50,705$54,227
Kansas$45,033$47,400$41,038$48,669$40,593$46,122
Missouri$47,374$47,402$47,361$65,652$51,250$46,734
Kentucky$44,547$43,652$45,283$49,960$50,189$41,061
Louisiana$45,372$47,409$42,155$50,454$41,785$42,123
Maine$56,579$57,143$55,845$46,294$66,803$58,968
Maryland$58,181$60,238$53,879$73,975$60,685$49,885
Massachusetts$62,474$60,628$63,294$71,904$64,356$57,447
Michigan$56,879$65,190$46,970$63,075$49,130$63,777
Minnesota$65,152$69,338$58,176$72,440$60,295$74,393
Mississippi$47,356$49,518$41,951$49,170$46,717$50,473
Montana$45,815$46,384$44,296$47,687-$49,578
Nebraska$51,943$50,442$53,318$51,126$36,079$53,897
Nevada$55,046$62,518$50,375$65,000-$61,904
New Hampshire$50,854$49,639$51,722$16,079$57,587$49,639
New Jersey$48,497$55,350$44,652$67,554$58,128$51,784
North Carolina$48,147$55,291$44,836$58,955$50,261$44,939
North Dakota$50,463$48,951$53,489$49,399-$51,152
Ohio$47,955$52,888$45,754$67,946$53,666$44,420
Oklahoma$45,529$45,235$46,198$46,468$41,866$45,074
Oregon$59,033$65,469$44,017$62,321$35,506$66,890
Pennsylvania$49,968$53,998$48,500$58,810$57,348$45,929
Rhode Island$82,473$40,144$93,055$156,000-$40,144
South Carolina$49,062$54,208$45,562$60,384$52,415$49,752
South Dakota$48,885$53,259$40,867$56,066-$58,126
Tennessee$46,080$49,230$44,434$53,305$53,942$44,209
Texas$48,868$52,894$45,656$65,683$46,374$47,567
Utah$56,129$50,370$59,584$54,071-$49,011
Vermont$62,206$68,222$60,703$68,222$58,822-
Virginia$50,981$54,393$47,879$54,873$48,910$51,664
West Virginia$44,118$42,683$46,390$48,998$41,325$43,798
Wisconsin$57,800$69,013$48,922$57,382$51,685$73,822
Wyoming$55,669$57,136$46,864$70,300-$54,503
Average$52,478$57,759$48,507$61,204$53,423$57,681