Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach or instruct vocational or occupational subjects at the postsecondary level (but at less than the baccalaureate) to students who have graduated or left high school. Include correspondence school instructors; industrial, commercial and government training instructors; and adult education teachers and instructors who prepare persons to operate industrial machinery and equipment and transportation and communications equipment. Teaching may take place in public or private schools whose primary business is education or in a school associated with an organization whose primary business is other than education.

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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)
121,090 2.3 % $20.80 $43,270 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.10 $14.55 $19.10 $25.71 $33.87
Annual Wage (2) $23,080 $30,270 $39,740 $53,490 $70,450

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
Junior colleges 44,230 $22.22 $46,220 1 10
Technical and trade schools 36,190 $20.10 $41,810 2 14
Colleges and universities 11,200 $22.24 $46,260 3 9
Business, computer and management training 9,280 $18.68 $38,860 4 17
Other schools and instruction 4,820 $16.97 $35,290 5 21

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Power generation and supply 80 $33.35 $69,360 24 1
Professional and similar organizations 910 $27.50 $57,190 11 2
Commercial equip. merchant wholesalers (6) $27.15 $56,470 (6) 3
Newspaper, book, and directory publishers (6) $26.11 $54,310 (6) 4
Grantmaking and giving services 40 $25.44 $52,920 29 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
Washington 6,080 $20.42 $42,470 0.237% 324
Oklahoma 3,070 $18.91 $39,340 0.216% 206
West Virginia 1,410 $18.14 $37,730 0.207% 217
New Mexico 1,310 $16.23 $33,760 0.178% 275
Georgia 6,610 $19.43 $40,420 0.175% 246

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Wisconsin 3,770 $27.30 $56,790 0.140% 99
Oregon 1,260 $26.40 $54,910 0.082% 104
California 16,810 $26.18 $54,450 0.116% 228
Massachusetts 2,160 $25.44 $52,910 0.068% 186
Nebraska 1,290 $24.24 $50,420 0.147% 113

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
Tacoma, WA PMSA 920 $17.53 $36,460 0.392%
Bellingham, WA MSA 230 $20.59 $42,830 0.337%
Yakima, WA MSA 250 $20.56 $42,760 0.326%
Charleston, WV MSA 360 $19.46 $40,470 0.285%
Grand Forks, ND-MN MSA 130 $16.47 $34,260 0.273%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Jose, CA PMSA (6) $30.90 $64,270 (6)
Salinas, CA MSA 130 $29.98 $62,350 0.084%
Sacramento, CA PMSA 1,620 $29.97 $62,330 0.217%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 1,030 $29.08 $60,480 0.106%
Fort Wayne, IN MSA 90 $28.62 $59,520 0.035%

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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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