Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Include both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of both teaching and research. Exclude "Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary" (25-1042) who teach biochemistry.

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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)
18,720 3.3 % (4) $63,520 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $33,200 $43,480 $56,660 $76,200 $102,230
(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 13,780 (4) $66,480
Junior colleges 4,360 (4) $54,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Colleges and universities 13,780 (4) $66,480
Scientific research and development services (7) (4) $63,580
Junior colleges 4,360 (4) $54,020

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
Arizona 1,170 (4) $41,360 0.051%
Pennsylvania 1,820 (4) $63,310 0.033%
North Dakota 80 (4) $54,350 0.025%
Illinois 1,410 (4) $53,000 0.025%
District of Columbia 130 (4) $67,300 0.022%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Utah 200 (4) $82,310 0.019%
Massachusetts 570 (4) $81,270 0.018%
California 1,180 (4) $77,910 0.008%
Hawaii 60 (4) $75,940 0.011%
Rhode Island 100 (4) $75,900 0.021%

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
Lincoln, NE MSA 90 (4) $59,560 0.060%
Erie, PA MSA 70 (4) $68,710 0.055%
Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle, PA MSA 170 (4) $63,990 0.048%
Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN MSA 50 (4) $56,080 0.048%
South Bend, IN MSA 60 (4) $50,600 0.047%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Boston, MA-NH PMSA 360 (4) $87,030 0.019%
Oakland, CA PMSA 170 (4) $84,960 0.017%
Nashville, TN MSA 130 (4) $82,750 0.019%
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC MSA 230 (4) $82,250 0.034%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 130 (4) $82,000 0.014%

About May 2004 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: June 02, 2005

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