Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Education, Training, and Library Occupations

SOC major groups



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. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

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Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 7,772,470 $17.76 $19.31 $40,160 0.9 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 66,520 (4) (4) $61,400 1.1 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 32,990 (4) (4) $55,330 1.1 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 41,140 (4) (4) $55,060 0.8 %
25-1031 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary 5,290 (4) (4) $61,930 1.7 %
25-1032 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 29,310 (4) (4) $73,100 1.3 %
25-1041 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 11,070 (4) (4) $67,660 1.5 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 47,150 (4) (4) $67,750 2.5 %
25-1043 Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary 2,350 (4) (4) $68,030 1.4 %
25-1051 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 8,270 (4) (4) $67,320 1.2 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 17,670 (4) (4) $60,800 1.3 %
25-1053 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary 3,760 (4) (4) $63,380 1.6 %
25-1054 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary 11,940 (4) (4) $66,960 1.0 %
25-1061 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary 4,490 (4) (4) $62,910 1.1 %
25-1062 Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 6,040 (4) (4) $61,180 1.3 %
25-1063 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 11,560 (4) (4) $68,370 1.3 %
25-1064 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary 3,920 (4) (4) $59,790 0.8 %
25-1065 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 11,910 (4) (4) $62,110 1.3 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 25,790 (4) (4) $58,680 0.9 %
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 13,580 (4) (4) $56,510 0.9 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 85,770 (4) (4) $72,820 2.8 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 36,500 (4) (4) $52,970 0.7 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 42,300 (4) (4) $52,240 1.1 %
25-1082 Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary 3,760 (4) (4) $54,480 1.1 %
25-1111 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 8,870 (4) (4) $48,890 1.9 %
25-1112 Law Teachers, Postsecondary 10,260 (4) (4) $88,020 1.6 %
25-1113 Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary 6,480 (4) (4) $56,070 1.4 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 58,130 (4) (4) $52,350 1.0 %
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 19,660 (4) (4) $52,050 0.8 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 55,150 (4) (4) $51,310 0.8 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 19,730 (4) (4) $50,410 0.9 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 17,500 (4) (4) $56,200 0.7 %
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 14,480 (4) (4) $53,760 0.9 %
25-1191 Graduate Teaching Assistants 128,470 (4) (4) $25,420 2.3 %
25-1192 Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 4,490 (4) (4) $53,650 1.7 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 14,650 (4) (4) $46,480 1.2 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 119,350 $18.71 $20.35 $42,340 0.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 367,300 $9.26 $10.45 $21,730 0.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 162,560 (4) (4) $42,040 2.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,443,160 (4) (4) $44,080 1.5 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 582,620 (4) (4) $44,110 1.2 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 17,730 (4) (4) $44,650 1.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 984,600 (4) (4) $46,010 1.1 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 106,920 (4) (4) $45,850 0.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 211,530 (4) (4) $45,510 3.0 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 89,350 (4) (4) $44,150 2.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 134,870 (4) (4) $47,270 2.0 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 61,440 $17.50 $19.94 $41,470 4.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 136,780 $14.09 $15.82 $32,910 1.0 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians 20,100 $16.96 $19.11 $39,750 1.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 156,920 $20.72 $21.36 $44,430 1.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 111,240 $11.58 $12.16 $25,280 0.8 %
25-9011 Audio-Visual Collections Specialists 9,040 $15.56 $17.01 $35,370 3.2 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors 12,760 $18.96 $20.12 $41,850 1.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 90,350 $22.77 $23.80 $49,510 0.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,227,220 (4) (4) $19,930 1.3 %

About 2002 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(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.


National OES estimates by SOC major group



2002 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2002 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2002 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download 2002 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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