Education: How to Make $9,540

After studying replies from more than 400 U.S. colleges and universities, the National Education Association was able to tell just where the money lies. For new instructors, the highest salary ceilings are in teachers' colleges (median: $4,530 a year) ; small private colleges pay the least ($3,330). "Typical top" salaries for professors run from $4,860 on small private campuses, to $7,583 at state universities, to $8,950 at municipal universities. Actually, says the N.E.A., it is better to be a head coach. Typical salary (at land-grant colleges): $9,540.

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