Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach or instruct vocational or occupational subjects at the postsecondary level (but at less than the baccalaureate) to students who have graduated or left high school. Include correspondence school instructors; industrial, commercial and government training instructors; and adult education teachers and instructors who prepare persons to operate industrial machinery and equipment and transportation and communications equipment. Teaching may take place in public or private schools whose primary business is education or in a school associated with an organization whose primary business is other than education.

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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)
119,350 2.0 % $20.35 $42,340 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.05 $14.34 $18.71 $24.91 $32.84
Annual Wage (2) $22,970 $29,830 $38,920 $51,810 $68,310

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
Junior colleges 43,080 $21.30 $44,290 1 11
Technical and trade schools 34,150 $19.63 $40,820 2 15
Colleges and universities 11,300 $22.43 $46,660 3 8
Business, computer and management training 10,340 $18.69 $38,880 4 16
Other schools and instruction 4,030 $18.51 $38,510 5 17

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Power generation and supply 80 $32.88 $68,390 24 1
Professional and similar organizations 760 $29.31 $60,970 11 2
Newspaper, book, and directory publishers 30 $29.28 $60,910 33 3
Commercial equip. merchant wholesalers (6) $25.98 $54,040 (6) 4
Grantmaking and giving services 40 $24.50 $50,950 31 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
Washington 5,830 $19.77 $41,110 0.227% 312
New Mexico 1,600 $15.91 $33,080 0.219% 255
Oklahoma 2,880 $18.88 $39,260 0.202% 182
Kentucky 3,400 $19.56 $40,680 0.198% 162
West Virginia 1,270 $13.83 $28,760 0.186% 323

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Wisconsin (6) $26.56 $55,250 (6) 89
Alaska 180 $25.21 $52,440 0.063% 124
Oregon 1,120 $24.78 $51,540 0.072% 116
California 16,300 $24.41 $50,780 0.113% 225
Wyoming 150 $24.19 $50,320 0.062% 62

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
Tacoma, WA PMSA 850 $16.02 $33,330 0.364%
Yakima, WA MSA 240 $20.52 $42,680 0.308%
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, CA MSA 420 $17.21 $35,800 0.258%
Lake Charles, LA MSA 200 $19.74 $41,060 0.245%
Daytona Beach, FL MSA 370 $18.10 $37,660 0.230%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Jamestown, NY MSA 50 $30.55 $63,550 0.091%
San Jose, CA PMSA 1,060 $30.49 $63,420 0.119%
Salinas, CA MSA 140 $29.93 $62,260 0.093%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 920 $29.22 $60,780 0.092%
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA PMSA 50 $28.51 $59,300 0.055%

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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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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