How Much Do Communications Professors Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

Stan T.Career, SalaryLeave a Comment

2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Communications Professors

Communications Professors teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Becoming One
Very Hard
Master's degree
Job Satisfaction
Job Growth


Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$80940 per year

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$40,690 to $54,050 per year

Entry-level Postsecondary Communications Teachers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $40,690 to $54,050 per year. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Featured Schools

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Postsecondary Communications Teachers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $* $137,520
Senior (Top 25%) $* $98,750
Middle (Mid 50%) $* $71,030
Junior (Bottom 25%) $* $54,050
No experience (Bottom 10%) $* $40,690

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CA $* $127,950
NY $* $99,610
MA $* $89,220
DC $* $86,660
IL $* $84,890
CT $* $84,620
NV $* $82,850
NJ $* $82,400
MI $* $82,390
NH $* $82,310

* Postsecondary Communications Teachers are generally paid on an annual basis not hourly.

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Postsecondary Communications Teacher is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Communications Professors are in the states of CA, NY, MA, DC and IL.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Junior Colleges $88160 $*
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $78470 $*
Technical and Trade Schools $49580 $*

Explore Other Careers

Don’t know which career to pursue?

Take the career quiz to find careers that match your personality type. Take The Career Quiz

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.