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What You Need to Know About Social Sciences Professors

Career Description All postsecondary social sciences teachers not listed separately.

  • Lecturer
  • Naval Science Teacher
  • City Planning Teacher
  • Foreign Service Teacher
  • Humanities Teacher

What Kind of Social Sciences Professor Job Opportunities Are There?

In the United States, there were 15,300 jobs for Social Sciences Professors in 2016.

New jobs are being produced at a rate of 10% which is lower than average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 1,500 new jobs for Social Sciences Professors by 2026. There will be an estimated 1,300 positions for Social Sciences Professor per year.

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

The states with the most job growth for Social Sciences Professors are New York, Florida, and Massachusetts.

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.

Social Sciences Professor Average Salary

The typical yearly salary for Social Sciences Professors is somewhere between $31,350 and $178,500. A Social Sciences Professor median salary is $71,600.

Salary Ranges for Social Sciences Professors

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

Annual Mean Salary by State
State Annual Mean Salary

California

$147,680

Rhode Island

$122,120

Connecticut

$104,710

New York

$101,250

New Jersey

$100,810

Pennsylvania

$95,490

Massachusetts

$92,670

South Carolina

$92,140

Iowa

$91,220

Oregon

$90,380

Wisconsin

$89,980

Maryland

$87,410

Idaho

$85,730

New Mexico

$85,450

North Carolina

$84,270

Minnesota

$83,500

Nebraska

$82,900

District of Columbia

$82,550

Alabama

$81,430

Virginia

$80,960

Michigan

$77,720

Utah

$77,640

Ohio

$76,470

Kansas

$75,030

North Dakota

$72,290

Georgia

$70,140

Washington

$69,750

Florida

$68,400

Missouri

$66,850

Texas

$61,910

Mississippi

$61,850

New Hampshire

$57,090

West Virginia

$55,320

Illinois

$54,050

Indiana

$53,950

Maine

$53,130

Arkansas

$52,750

Oklahoma

$42,060

Tennessee

$38,230

Where Social Sciences Professors Work

Social Sciences Professor Sectors

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Factual

O*NET Online

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