Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. 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)
60,120 3.1 % (4) $52,770 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $25,490 $36,250 $47,980 $64,510 $85,760
(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 41,380 (4) $52,890 1 2
Junior colleges 12,750 (4) $53,210 2 1
Other schools and instruction 4,170 (4) $52,330 3 3
Technical and trade schools 660 (4) $46,190 4 4
Sporting goods and musical instrument stores 460 (4) $31,470 5 6

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Junior colleges 12,750 (4) $53,210 2 1
Colleges and universities 41,380 (4) $52,890 1 2
Other schools and instruction 4,170 (4) $52,330 3 3
Technical and trade schools 660 (4) $46,190 4 4
Performing arts companies (6) (4) $31,610 (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
District of Columbia 800 (4) $64,160 0.135% 98
Massachusetts 2,550 (4) $53,250 0.080% 182
Rhode Island 340 (4) $61,320 0.072% 90
Washington 1,780 (4) $46,370 0.069% 262
Oregon 1,010 (4) $58,740 0.066% 85

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Delaware 160 (4) $68,910 0.040% 47
California 5,820 (4) $68,830 0.040% 117
New York 3,180 (4) $66,190 0.038% 121
District of Columbia 800 (4) $64,160 0.135% 98
Connecticut 720 (4) $63,550 0.044% 117

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
St. Cloud, MN MSA 120 (4) $46,980 0.134%
Springfield, MA MSA 330 (4) $49,580 0.130%
Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN MSA 120 (4) $42,310 0.121%
La Crosse, WI-MN MSA 80 (4) $45,340 0.114%
South Bend, IN MSA 140 (4) $52,030 0.111%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
New York, NY PMSA 1,360 (4) $78,720 0.034%
Philadelphia, PA-NJ PMSA 1,190 (4) $72,730 0.051%
San Jose, CA PMSA (6) (4) $71,200 (6)
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 2,070 (4) $70,820 0.051%
Wilmington-Newark, DE-MD PMSA 140 (4) $68,760 0.046%

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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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