Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education

Teach students in public or private schools in one or more subjects at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable State laws and regulations. Exclude "Middle School Vocational Education Teachers" (25-2023) and "Special Education Teachers" (25-2041 through 25-2043).

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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)
604,370 1.6 % (4) $44,830 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $28,860 $34,100 $42,450 $53,830 $66,640
(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
Elementary and secondary schools 600,210 (4) $44,860 1 3
Educational support services 390 (4) $46,380 2 2
Other schools and instruction 280 (4) $30,850 3 9
Religious organizations 190 (4) $33,180 4 7
Local government (OES designation) 120 (4) $44,590 5 4

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Technical and trade schools 90 (4) $48,030 7 1
Educational support services 390 (4) $46,380 2 2
Elementary and secondary schools 600,210 (4) $44,860 1 3
Local government (OES designation) 120 (4) $44,590 5 4
State government (OES designation) 110 (4) $41,950 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
Texas 66,450 (4) $41,800 0.723% 252
New Mexico 5,180 (4) $38,070 0.705% 210
New Hampshire 4,170 (4) $41,970 0.690% 186
Maine 3,970 (4) $38,930 0.674% 209
Connecticut 10,840 (4) $53,410 0.661% 178

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New York 42,170 (4) $61,060 0.511% 158
Connecticut 10,840 (4) $53,410 0.661% 178
New Jersey 21,980 (4) $53,310 0.568% 207
California 50,380 (4) $52,250 0.347% 248
District of Columbia 1,670 (4) $51,050 0.281% 178

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
Kenosha, WI PMSA 730 (4) $49,350 1.410%
Yakima, WA MSA 900 (4) $42,210 1.175%
Killeen-Temple, TX MSA 1,120 (4) $45,340 1.112%
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX MSA 1,900 (4) $40,850 1.074%
Jamestown, NY MSA 580 (4) $44,680 1.073%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Stockton-Lodi, CA MSA 1,040 (4) $73,620 0.515%
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 7,550 (4) $64,970 0.632%
Dutchess County, NY PMSA 860 (4) $59,860 0.762%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 2,840 (4) $57,870 0.291%
Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 3,290 (4) $57,730 0.515%

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.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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