Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in foreign (i.e., other than English) languages and literature. 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)
19,710 2.4 % (4) $50,920 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $26,660 $35,700 $46,780 $62,400 $81,890
(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 13,770 (4) $53,110 1 1
Junior colleges 4,500 (4) $49,400 2 2
Other schools and instruction 1,160 (4) $35,570 3 4
Technical and trade schools 130 (4) $26,760 4 5
Educational support services 40 (4) $42,050 5 3

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Colleges and universities 13,770 (4) $53,110 1 1
Junior colleges 4,500 (4) $49,400 2 2
Educational support services 40 (4) $42,050 5 3
Other schools and instruction 1,160 (4) $35,570 3 4
Technical and trade schools 130 (4) $26,760 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
Delaware 170 (4) $52,430 0.042% 110
Rhode Island 160 (4) $68,930 0.034% 63
Kansas 380 (4) $43,590 0.029% 174
North Carolina 970 (4) $45,530 0.026% 185
South Carolina 420 (4) $39,860 0.024% 201

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Vermont 50 (4) $72,260 0.017% 30
Rhode Island 160 (4) $68,930 0.034% 63
California 1,610 (4) $64,710 0.011% 146
New York 740 (4) $64,170 0.009% 136
New Hampshire 140 (4) $62,330 0.023% 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
Asheville, NC MSA 70 (4) $48,000 0.064%
St. Cloud, MN MSA 50 (4) $50,670 0.056%
Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN MSA 50 (4) $45,540 0.050%
Wilmington-Newark, DE-MD PMSA 140 (4) $50,340 0.046%
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC MSA 300 (4) $45,940 0.045%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
New York, NY PMSA 200 (4) $75,800 0.005%
Sacramento, CA PMSA 30 (4) $72,510 0.004%
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA MSA 160 (4) $69,650 0.031%
Rochester, NY MSA (6) (4) $67,060 (6)
San Diego, CA MSA 150 (4) $66,910 0.012%

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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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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