How Much do Law School Teachers Make?

Do law school teachers make a lot of money? What is the average pay for law school teachers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, law school teachers in the United States earn an average of $129,950 a year. Law school teachers make 143% more than the average American worker.

Law school teachers in Utah are the best paid, making $183,970 a year, while law school teachers in West Virginia make the least at $73,440.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Law School Teacher Wages by Percentile
Percentile Annually
90th > $208,000
75th $179,230
50th $113,530
25th $59,160
10th $37,600
Law School Teacher Wages by State

In what states do law school teachers make the most? In what states do law school teachers make the least?

In the map below, green represents higher pay and red represents lower pay. Keep scrolling down to see a table with the average wages in each state.

State Annually
Alabama $151,350
Arizona $104,440
Arkansas $97,520
California $143,660
Colorado $118,420
Connecticut $138,630
Florida $144,740
Georgia $174,160
Illinois $152,340
Indiana $127,070
Iowa $110,040
Maryland $146,200
Massachusetts $139,910
Michigan $112,270
Minnesota $165,550
Missouri $81,340
Montana $77,890
Nebraska $160,590
Nevada $106,310
New Jersey $144,790
New York $136,410
North Carolina $141,040
Ohio $123,050
Oklahoma $83,240
Oregon $85,290
Pennsylvania $108,420
Tennessee $136,130
Texas $110,970
Utah $183,970
Washington $120,600
West Virginia $73,440
Wisconsin $116,230
Metro Areas Where Law School Teachers Earn the Most
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Annually
Tallahassee, FL $174,030
Minneapolis, MN $168,420
San Diego, CA $155,710
Chicago, IL $154,360
New Haven, CT $150,450
Baltimore, MD $147,650
Sacramento, CA $146,650
Boston, MA $141,580
New York, NY $141,430
Orlando, FL $138,290
Law School Teacher Wages by Year
Year Annually
2019 $129,950
2018 $130,710
2017 $129,840
2016 $134,530
2015 $126,230
2014 $126,270
2013 $122,280
2012 $115,550
2011 $108,760