Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Education, Training, and Library Occupations

SOC major groups



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. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, are available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Click on the SOC Code Number to view an occupational profile.

Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 7,969,800 $18.83 $20.58 $42,810 1.2 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 66,760 (4) (4) $66,760 1.2 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 37,800 (4) (4) $59,200 1.0 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 45,820 (4) (4) $58,090 0.9 %
25-1031 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary 5,720 (4) (4) $65,910 1.8 %
25-1032 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 34,410 (4) (4) $78,900 1.3 %
25-1041 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 11,550 (4) (4) $72,800 2.1 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 59,000 (4) (4) $77,920 3.1 %
25-1043 Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary 2,980 (4) (4) $66,780 1.5 %
25-1051 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 8,830 (4) (4) $70,650 1.8 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 19,380 (4) (4) $64,880 1.2 %
25-1053 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary 4,170 (4) (4) $65,860 1.6 %
25-1054 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary 13,160 (4) (4) $70,490 1.1 %
25-1061 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary 5,100 (4) (4) $66,050 1.2 %
25-1062 Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 7,580 (4) (4) $62,360 1.6 %
25-1063 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 12,460 (4) (4) $74,060 1.3 %
25-1064 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary 4,220 (4) (4) $61,120 1.2 %
25-1065 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 13,530 (4) (4) $65,510 1.0 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 29,860 (4) (4) $61,380 0.8 %
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 14,680 (4) (4) $59,490 1.1 %
25-1069 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 5,920 (4) (4) $69,230 2.4 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 108,800 (4) (4) $82,420 2.3 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 36,110 (4) (4) $56,300 0.8 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 48,670 (4) (4) $54,550 1.3 %
25-1082 Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary 3,780 (4) (4) $55,300 1.7 %
25-1111 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 9,770 (4) (4) $52,660 1.1 %
25-1112 Law Teachers, Postsecondary 13,090 (4) (4) $95,570 2.1 %
25-1113 Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary 7,200 (4) (4) $55,900 1.2 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 65,620 (4) (4) $53,360 0.8 %
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 21,340 (4) (4) $53,770 0.8 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 58,550 (4) (4) $53,090 0.7 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 23,240 (4) (4) $52,700 0.8 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 20,010 (4) (4) $58,910 0.8 %
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 17,940 (4) (4) $57,480 1.1 %
25-1191 Graduate Teaching Assistants 119,180 (4) (4) $28,460 3.3 %
25-1192 Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 4,060 (4) (4) $50,980 2.1 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 16,150 (4) (4) $48,380 1.2 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 108,540 $19.79 $21.29 $44,280 0.8 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 257,650 $28.34 $31.57 $65,660 1.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 350,000 $10.36 $11.81 $24,560 2.3 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 164,800 (4) (4) $44,940 2.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,431,380 (4) (4) $46,350 1.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 626,110 (4) (4) $47,170 1.3 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 16,020 (4) (4) $46,350 1.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,026,050 (4) (4) $48,980 1.8 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 100,200 (4) (4) $48,840 0.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 205,830 (4) (4) $47,360 1.4 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 101,080 (4) (4) $49,750 4.4 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 135,280 (4) (4) $50,360 2.4 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 66,560 $19.10 $20.91 $43,500 3.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 141,750 $15.16 $17.30 $35,980 1.0 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 521,220 (4) (4) $33,040 1.5 %
25-4011 Archivists 5,160 $18.03 $19.48 $40,520 1.2 %
25-4012 Curators 8,480 $21.12 $23.18 $48,200 1.0 %
25-4013 Museum Technicians and Conservators 8,820 $15.80 $17.42 $36,240 2.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 145,140 $22.57 $23.42 $48,700 0.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 112,850 $12.22 $12.85 $26,720 1.0 %
25-9011 Audio-Visual Collections Specialists 6,810 $18.89 $19.15 $39,840 1.3 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors 12,090 $19.84 $21.65 $45,030 3.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 109,470 $24.07 $25.23 $52,480 0.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,260,820 (4) (4) $20,750 0.7 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 71,270 $14.53 $16.26 $33,830 2.2 %

About November 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(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.


National OES estimates by SOC major group



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

Download November 2004 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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