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What is a Social Sciences Professor?

Job Description: All postsecondary social sciences teachers not listed separately.

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Job Demand for Social Sciences Professors

In the United States, there were 15,300 jobs for Social Sciences Professor in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 9.8% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 1,500 new jobs for Social Sciences Professor by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 1,300 job openings in this field each year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Social Sciences Professors in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Social Sciences Professor are Utah, Idaho, and Colorado. Watch out if you plan on working in North Dakota, Minnesota, or Maine. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Salary for a Social Sciences Professor

The average yearly salary of a Social Sciences Professor ranges between $31,350 and $178,500.

Salary Ranges for Social Sciences Professors

Social Sciences Professors who work in California, Rhode Island, or Connecticut, make the highest salaries.

How much do Social Sciences Professors make in different U.S. states?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $81,430
Arkansas $52,750
California $147,680
Connecticut $104,710
District of Columbia $82,550
Florida $68,400
Georgia $70,140
Idaho $85,730
Illinois $54,050
Indiana $53,950
Iowa $91,220
Kansas $75,030
Maine $53,130
Maryland $87,410
Massachusetts $92,670
Michigan $77,720
Minnesota $83,500
Mississippi $61,850
Missouri $66,850
Nebraska $82,900
New Hampshire $57,090
New Jersey $100,810
New Mexico $85,450
New York $101,250
North Carolina $84,270
North Dakota $72,290
Ohio $76,470
Oklahoma $42,060
Oregon $90,380
Pennsylvania $95,490
Rhode Island $122,120
South Carolina $92,140
Tennessee $38,230
Texas $61,910
Utah $77,640
Virginia $80,960
Washington $69,750
West Virginia $55,320
Wisconsin $89,980

Where Social Sciences Professors Are Employed

Social Sciences Professor Sectors

The table below shows some of the most common industries where those employed in this career field work.

Social Sciences Professor Industries


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