Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education

Instruct students in secondary public or private schools in one or more subjects at the secondary level, such as English, mathematics, or social studies. May be designated according to subject matter specialty, such as typing instructors, commercial teachers, or English teachers. Exclude "Vocational Education Secondary School Teachers" (25-2032) 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)
1,011,240 1.4 % (4) $46,790 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $29,010 $35,300 $44,580 $56,240 $69,710
(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 1,003,800 (4) $46,840 1 2
Other schools and instruction 1,050 (4) $41,150 2 4
Local government (OES designation) 760 (4) $35,740 3 6
State government (OES designation) 560 (4) $34,710 4 7
Technical and trade schools 410 (4) $50,750 5 1

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Technical and trade schools 410 (4) $50,750 5 1
Elementary and secondary schools 1,003,800 (4) $46,840 1 2
Employment services (6) (4) $41,860 (6) 3
Other schools and instruction 1,050 (4) $41,150 2 4
Business, computer and management training 170 (4) $36,720 8 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
Idaho 9,000 (4) $41,570 1.592% 165
Illinois 74,150 (4) $52,760 1.286% 153
Maine 6,720 (4) $40,000 1.141% 196
Vermont 3,130 (4) $41,630 1.078% 169
Montana 4,260 (4) $32,210 1.078% 271

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New York 74,860 (4) $60,430 0.906% 163
New Jersey 33,420 (4) $56,560 0.863% 179
Delaware 1,910 (4) $56,110 0.474% 89
California 113,960 (4) $55,500 0.785% 223
Connecticut 13,860 (4) $55,030 0.845% 165

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
Yuba City, CA MSA 930 (4) $52,790 2.472%
Newburgh, NY-PA PMSA 2,740 (4) $54,620 2.028%
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX MSA 3,250 (4) $42,280 1.837%
Glens Falls, NY MSA 870 (4) $48,940 1.741%
Binghamton, NY MSA 1,820 (4) $48,020 1.625%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 13,660 (4) $65,730 1.143%
Newark, NJ PMSA 8,350 (4) $61,060 0.863%
Stockton-Lodi, CA MSA 1,850 (4) $58,760 0.917%
Orange County, CA PMSA 8,530 (4) $58,650 0.595%
Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 5,970 (4) $58,590 0.935%

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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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