Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2003

25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Include both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research.

National estimates for this occupation
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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)
46,390 2.0 % (4) $51,350 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $27,170 $36,700 $48,180 $62,520 $81,700
(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
Colleges and universities 38,600 (4) $52,400
Junior colleges 5,790 (4) $47,370
Other schools and instruction 1,120 (4) $39,100
Business, computer and management training 380 (4) $51,640
Technical and trade schools 220 (4) $43,690

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Colleges and universities 38,600 (4) $52,400
Business, computer and management training 380 (4) $51,640
State government (OES designation) 50 (4) $49,620
Junior colleges 5,790 (4) $47,370
Technical and trade schools 220 (4) $43,690

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
North Dakota 230 (4) $47,300 0.073%
Oklahoma 960 (4) $43,270 0.068%
Kentucky 1,120 (4) $52,480 0.065%
Vermont 180 (4) $50,530 0.062%
South Dakota 220 (4) $43,780 0.060%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Rhode Island 130 (4) $63,940 0.027%
New Jersey 760 (4) $63,240 0.020%
California 3,090 (4) $58,270 0.021%
New Hampshire 150 (4) $56,950 0.025%
Washington 900 (4) $56,610 0.035%

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
Bangor, ME MSA 110 (4) $45,560 0.195%
South Bend, IN MSA 240 (4) $41,400 0.193%
Jackson, TN MSA 70 (4) $43,630 0.124%
Provo-Orem, UT MSA 160 (4) $46,060 0.113%
Spokane, WA MSA 210 (7) (7) 0.112%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA MSA 120 (4) $67,460 0.023%
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA (7) (4) $65,480 (7)
Newark, NJ PMSA (7) (4) $63,060 (7)
San Diego, CA MSA 460 (4) $61,990 0.037%
Jersey City, NJ PMSA 150 (4) $61,910 0.063%

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

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.

(7) Estimates not released.

All Education, Training, and Library Occupations

November 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2003 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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