Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in biological sciences. 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)
51,780 7.1 % (4) $68,880 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $30,500 $40,260 $55,840 $83,570 $123,590
(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 43,820 (4) $71,500 1 3
Junior colleges 7,490 (4) $53,780 2 4
Scientific research and development services 230 (4) $85,030 3 1
Technical and trade schools 30 (4) $39,180 4 5

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Scientific research and development services 230 (4) $85,030 3 1
Business, computer and management training (6) (4) $79,640 (6) 2
Colleges and universities 43,820 (4) $71,500 1 3
Junior colleges 7,490 (4) $53,780 2 4
Technical and trade schools 30 (4) $39,180 4 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
Illinois 2,770 (4) $75,160 0.048% 37
Iowa 610 (4) $79,180 0.043% 23
Kansas 530 (4) $58,720 0.041% 76
New Hampshire 230 (4) $74,160 0.038% 32
Montana 150 (4) $59,950 0.037% 36

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Iowa 610 (4) $79,180 0.043% 23
New York 2,200 (4) $77,620 0.027% 64
Illinois 2,770 (4) $75,160 0.048% 37
New Hampshire 230 (4) $74,160 0.038% 32
Massachusetts 1,130 (4) $74,080 0.036% 69

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
Tallahassee, FL MSA 160 (4) $62,260 0.102%
South Bend, IN MSA 120 (4) $68,970 0.095%
Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA MSA 130 (4) $60,840 0.069%
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC MSA 430 (4) $82,230 0.065%
Asheville, NC MSA 70 (4) $51,720 0.064%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 110 (4) $96,560 0.009%
New York, NY PMSA 1,080 (4) $88,130 0.027%
Madison, WI MSA 170 (4) $84,900 0.061%
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC MSA 430 (4) $82,230 0.065%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 240 (4) $81,170 0.025%

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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) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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: February 23, 2007

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