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

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

Social Work Professors

Social Work Professors teach courses in social work. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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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
$78110 per year

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$35,670 to $53,820 per year

Entry-level Postsecondary Social Work Teachers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $35,670 to $53,820 per year. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Postsecondary Social Work 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%) $* $129,560
Senior (Top 25%) $* $95,880
Middle (Mid 50%) $* $71,570
Junior (Bottom 25%) $* $53,820
No experience (Bottom 10%) $* $35,670

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
NY $* $101,370
MD $* $89,580
WA $* $85,630
MI $* $84,690
OH $* $80,350
UT $* $80,250
CT $* $78,840
NE $* $78,020
OR $* $77,900
PA $* $77,660

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

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

According to BLS, the highest paid Social Work Professors are in the states of NY, MD, WA, MI and OH.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $78620 $*
Junior Colleges $71200 $*

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