Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Include both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research.

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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
42,300 2.2 % (4) $52,240 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $27,800 $37,150 $47,950 $62,780 $82,990
(4)

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Colleges and universities 36,020 (4) $53,580 1 1
Junior colleges 4,870 (4) $44,830 2 6
Other schools and instruction 620 (4) $39,450 3 7
Business, computer and management training 320 (4) $50,340 4 2
Technical and trade schools 280 (4) $45,180 5 5

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Colleges and universities 36,020 (4) $53,580 1 1
Business, computer and management training 320 (4) $50,340 4 2
State government (OES designation) 50 (4) $49,530 7 3
Educational support services 60 (4) $46,890 6 4
Technical and trade schools 280 (4) $45,180 5 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Oklahoma 990 (4) $42,990 0.069% 141
South Dakota 240 (4) $43,050 0.066% 100
Kentucky 1,060 (4) $51,170 0.062% 86
Vermont 180 (4) $50,920 0.061% 86
West Virginia 410 (4) $52,620 0.060% 71

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New Jersey 940 (4) $60,630 0.024% 133
Rhode Island (6) (4) $60,220 (6) 85
Florida 2,580 (4) $59,320 0.036% 98
Pennsylvania 2,640 (4) $57,350 0.048% 109
Delaware 140 (4) $57,350 0.035% 86

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Gainesville, FL MSA 340 (4) $63,480 0.279%
Bangor, ME MSA 90 (4) $43,650 0.158%
Amarillo, TX MSA 140 (4) $45,190 0.148%
Salem, OR PMSA 190 (4) $39,150 0.140%
Lexington, KY MSA 270 (4) $49,300 0.106%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Fort Lauderdale, FL PMSA 150 (4) $69,670 0.022%
San Diego, CA MSA 320 (4) $69,490 0.026%
Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 40 (4) $64,140 0.006%
Gainesville, FL MSA 340 (4) $63,480 0.279%
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA MSA (6) (4) $63,430 (6)

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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