Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

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).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

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)
626,110 1.5 % (4) $47,170 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $30,190 $35,900 $44,180 $56,050 $69,960
(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
Elementary and secondary schools 618,490 (4) $47,180
Educational support services 1,310 (4) $53,710
Other schools and instruction 590 (4) $34,790
Religious organizations 290 (4) $39,750
Local government (OES designation) 120 (4) $44,510

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Educational support services 1,310 (4) $53,710
Elementary and secondary schools 618,490 (4) $47,180
Employment services (7) (4) $46,300
Local government (OES designation) 120 (4) $44,510
Religious organizations 290 (4) $39,750

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
Texas 69,400 (4) $42,680 0.746%
Connecticut 11,700 (4) $54,880 0.713%
New Jersey 27,260 (4) $54,740 0.699%
New Mexico 5,250 (4) $39,850 0.695%
New Hampshire 4,110 (4) $42,750 0.665%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Michigan 19,570 (4) $55,730 0.453%
California 48,050 (4) $55,160 0.329%
Connecticut 11,700 (4) $54,880 0.713%
New Jersey 27,260 (4) $54,740 0.699%

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
Waterbury, CT PMSA 1,300 (4) $51,560 1.507%
Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito, TX MSA 1,520 (4) $41,460 1.310%
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX MSA 2,290 (4) $43,310 1.205%
Brazoria, TX PMSA 890 (4) $43,630 1.187%
Killeen-Temple, TX MSA 1,200 (4) $39,930 1.155%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 6,350 (4) $67,090 0.521%
Detroit, MI PMSA 8,350 (4) $62,020 0.419%
San Diego, CA MSA 4,280 (4) $60,570 0.337%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 2,860 (4) $58,580 0.301%

About November 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) Estimate not released.

All Education, Training, and Library Occupations

November 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: January 6, 2009

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