Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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)
44,880 2.2 % (4) $51,830 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $27,460 $36,870 $47,660 $62,290 $82,540
(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 37,760 (4) $53,010 1 1
Junior colleges 5,390 (4) $46,080 2 4
Other schools and instruction 870 (4) $40,530 3 7
Business, computer and management training 350 (4) $51,580 4 2
Technical and trade schools 300 (4) $45,020 5 6

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Colleges and universities 37,760 (4) $53,010 1 1
Business, computer and management training 350 (4) $51,580 4 2
State government (OES designation) 50 (4) $50,150 7 3
Junior colleges 5,390 (4) $46,080 2 4
Educational support services 90 (4) $45,110 6 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 980 (4) $43,530 0.069% 147
South Dakota 220 (4) $43,430 0.062% 89
Maine 360 (4) $45,970 0.061% 141
Kentucky 1,050 (4) $51,700 0.061% 98
Minnesota 1,450 (4) $50,810 0.056% 179

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Iowa 750 (4) $98,090 0.053% 13
Rhode Island 130 (4) $60,950 0.027% 91
New Jersey 810 (4) $59,140 0.021% 157
Pennsylvania 2,660 (4) $57,090 0.048% 126
California 2,480 (4) $56,420 0.017% 211

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
Bangor, ME MSA 120 (4) $44,960 0.212%
Provo-Orem, UT MSA 160 (4) $45,980 0.112%
Columbia, SC MSA 320 (4) $34,210 0.111%
Jackson, TN MSA 60 (4) $42,270 0.106%
Lexington, KY MSA 270 (4) $49,990 0.105%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Diego, CA MSA 410 (4) $67,350 0.033%
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA MSA 120 (4) $64,200 0.023%
Lincoln, NE MSA 80 (4) $64,080 0.054%
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA (6) (4) $63,630 (6)
Nashville, TN MSA 200 (4) $63,050 0.030%

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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: May 7, 2004

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