Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education

Instruct students in secondary public or private schools in one or more subjects at the secondary level, such as English, mathematics, or social studies. May be designated according to subject matter specialty, such as typing instructors, commercial teachers, or English teachers. Exclude "Vocational Education Secondary School Teachers" (25-2032) 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)
1,091,710 1.0 % (4) $55,150 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $34,600 $42,070 $52,200 $66,110 $82,000
(4)

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,082,210 (4) $55,210
Employment Services 3,190 (8) (8)
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,720 (4) $46,400
State Government (OES Designation) 990 (4) $45,620
Educational Support Services 670 (4) $44,950

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,082,210 (4) $55,210
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 660 (4) $50,400
Technical and Trade Schools 100 (4) $50,130
Religious Organizations 440 (4) $48,770
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 180 (4) $48,220


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Arizona 33,960 (4) $43,670 13.698
Hawaii 8,030 (4) $48,660 13.654
Montana 4,740 (4) $38,970 10.962
Mississippi 12,020 (4) $42,120 10.958
Maryland 26,360 (4) $62,500 10.528

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
New York 74,070 (4) $68,010 8.727
Illinois 56,700 (4) $67,960 9.940
Alaska 2,360 (4) $67,640 7.674
Connecticut 15,570 (4) $65,790 9.441
New Jersey 39,010 (4) $65,420 10.132


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Kankakee-Bradley, IL 810 (4) $48,550 19.356
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 2,310 (4) $61,840 18.940
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 4,070 (4) $54,660 18.501
Waterbury, CT 1,210 (4) $67,480 18.421
Visalia-Porterville, CA 2,260 (4) $63,460 17.140

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 12,500 (4) $83,560 10.199
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 37,870 (4) $74,530 10.321
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 8,920 (4) $73,890 6.227
Napa, CA 390 (4) $73,820 6.349
Yuba City, CA 600 (4) $72,580 15.633


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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 XLS files.

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) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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