Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2003

25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. 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)
62,010 3.0 % (4) $52,210 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $26,140 $36,040 $48,150 $64,300 $84,290
(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 42,990 (4) $51,980
Junior colleges 12,950 (4) $52,270
Other schools and instruction 4,180 (4) $53,830
Technical and trade schools 560 (4) $49,370
Sporting goods and musical instrument stores 340 (4) $29,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Performing arts companies (7) (4) $58,940
Other schools and instruction 4,180 (4) $53,830
Junior colleges 12,950 (4) $52,270
Colleges and universities 42,990 (4) $51,980
Technical and trade schools 560 (4) $49,370

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
District of Columbia 810 (4) $65,910 0.136%
Massachusetts 2,400 (4) $54,920 0.077%
Washington 1,960 (4) $47,770 0.077%
Kansas 960 (4) $43,210 0.074%
Oklahoma 960 (4) $36,750 0.068%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
California 5,820 (4) $69,800 0.040%
New York 3,250 (4) $66,410 0.039%
District of Columbia 810 (4) $65,910 0.136%
Connecticut 770 (4) $63,870 0.047%
New Jersey 1,000 (4) $60,780 0.026%

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 170 (4) $42,340 0.157%
Lincoln, NE MSA 200 (4) $42,220 0.137%
Kenosha, WI PMSA 70 (4) $36,810 0.134%
St. Cloud, MN MSA 120 (4) $48,130 0.132%
Santa Fe, NM MSA 100 (4) $43,320 0.131%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
New York, NY PMSA 1,410 (4) $77,390 0.036%
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 1,840 (4) $74,340 0.046%
San Jose, CA PMSA (7) (4) $72,380 (7)
San Francisco, CA PMSA 610 (4) $71,400 0.063%
Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 60 (4) $69,210 0.009%

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.

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Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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