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Nursing Instructors and Professors in Colorado

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36.2% Jobs Projection
$59,140 Median Salary
190 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Nursing Instructors and Professors in Colorado are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Nursing Instructors and Professors in Colorado is growing faster than average.

  • Nursing Instructors and Professors in Colorado earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Nursing Instructors and Professors Work in Colorado?

In 2018, there were 1,260 Nursing Instructors and Professors working in the state.

There were 1,350 Nursing Instructors and Professors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 90 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Nursing Instructors and Professors in CO Employment Trend

The typical state has 725 Nursing Instructors and Professors working in it, which means Colorado has more Nursing Instructors and Professors than average.

Nursing Instructors and Professors in CO vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Colorado

Jobs for Nursing Instructors and Professors in this state are growing at a rate of 36.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 24.0%.

Job Projections for Nursing Instructors and Professors: Nation vs. CO

Colorado Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 190 annual job openings, and 2,030 total jobs in 2026 for Nursing Instructors and Professors in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 7,300 annual jobs and 84,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Nursing Instructors and Professors Make in Colorado?

In 2018 wages for Nursing Instructors and Professors ranged from $21,240 to $104,510 with $59,140 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in Colorado is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Nursing Instructors and Professors Earnings: CO vs. National Average

Top Colorado Metros for Nursing Instructors and Professors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Nursing Instructors and Professors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 820 $50,870

Top States for Nursing Instructors and Professors Employment

The table below shows the states where most Nursing Instructors and Professors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 4,380 $81,980
Pennsylvania 4,010 $75,650
Texas 3,900 $68,620
California 3,390 $96,580
Ohio 2,770 $69,530
North Carolina 2,170 $64,520
New Jersey 2,000 $92,380
Illinois 1,810 $63,490
Massachusetts 1,720 $79,710
Virginia 1,480 $67,540
Michigan 1,410 $83,160
Indiana 1,350 $71,590
Alabama 1,330 $64,010
Minnesota 1,330 $0
Colorado 1,260 $59,140
Missouri 1,210 $70,240
Georgia 1,130 $67,370
Washington 1,080 $70,190
Wisconsin 960 $78,270
Tennessee 910 $67,660

Below are the states where Nursing Instructors and Professors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $135,700
California $96,580
Connecticut $94,000
New Jersey $92,380
Maryland $87,490
Alaska $83,320
Michigan $83,160
New York $81,980
Massachusetts $79,710
Wisconsin $78,270

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