Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of 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)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
33,080 1.6 % (4) $78,190 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $36,180 $50,750 $70,300 $98,840 $133,180
(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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 18,770 0.66 (4) $87,110
Junior Colleges 12,780 1.68 (4) $67,020
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 790 0.97 (4) $66,710
Technical and Trade Schools 540 0.35 (4) $53,180
Other Schools and Instruction 100 0.03 (4) $75,990

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 12,780 1.68 (4) $67,020
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 790 0.97 (4) $66,710
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 18,770 0.66 (4) $87,110
Technical and Trade Schools 540 0.35 (4) $53,180
Other Schools and Instruction 100 0.03 (4) $75,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 18,770 0.66 (4) $87,110
Other Schools and Instruction 100 0.03 (4) $75,990
Junior Colleges 12,780 1.68 (4) $67,020
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 790 0.97 (4) $66,710
Technical and Trade Schools 540 0.35 (4) $53,180


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,580 0.26 0.98 (4) $99,780
Texas 2,110 0.21 0.81 (4) $73,180
Pennsylvania 1,980 0.36 1.39 (4) $80,940
New York 1,770 0.21 0.82 (4) $94,020
North Carolina 1,710 0.45 1.74 (4) $72,260




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 430 0.55 2.11 (4) $62,700
Utah 520 0.45 1.74 (4) $85,260
North Carolina 1,710 0.45 1.74 (4) $72,260
Virginia 1,590 0.45 1.74 (4) $71,710
District of Columbia 240 0.38 1.46 (4) $80,090




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 110 0.24 0.92 (4) $112,120
Alaska 60 0.20 0.77 (4) $103,910
California 3,580 0.26 0.98 (4) $99,780
Massachusetts 960 0.31 1.19 (4) $96,870
New York 1,770 0.21 0.82 (4) $94,020

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.30 1.13 (4) $112,080
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 920 0.40 1.54 (4) $73,640
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 830 0.17 0.64 (4) $101,060
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 640 0.52 1.98 (4) $87,120
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 600 0.17 0.65 (4) $61,830
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 600 0.36 1.39 (4) $101,120
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 590 0.33 1.26 (4) $76,600
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 530 0.75 2.87 (4) $74,300
Pittsburgh, PA 500 0.46 1.78 (4) $94,490
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 480 0.22 0.85 (4) $66,760




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 80 1.29 4.96 (4) $29,580
Provo-Orem, UT 170 1.03 3.94 (4) $87,590
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 530 0.75 2.87 (4) $74,300
Ann Arbor, MI 120 0.64 2.44 (8) (8)
Bangor, ME 40 0.63 2.44 (4) $79,970
Springfield, MO 120 0.63 2.43 (4) $56,120
Albany, GA 40 0.62 2.39 (4) $59,120
Wilmington, NC 80 0.60 2.32 (4) $68,380
Raleigh-Cary, NC 290 0.60 2.31 (4) $90,110
Dayton, OH 200 0.57 2.19 (4) $63,560




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Durham, NC 100 0.39 1.50 (4) $117,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.30 1.13 (4) $112,080
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 180 0.21 0.79 (4) $111,650
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 230 0.24 0.91 (4) $109,860
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 120 0.22 0.84 (4) $107,450
Austin-Round Rock, TX 230 0.30 1.15 (4) $107,410
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 230 0.20 0.77 (4) $103,920
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 270 0.28 1.09 (4) $102,590
Rochester, NY 220 0.46 1.75 (4) $102,100
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 600 0.36 1.39 (4) $101,120

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 150 0.40 1.53 (4) $52,410
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.71 2.73 (4) $62,220
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.42 1.62 (4) $55,000
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.45 1.74 (4) $57,690
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.49 1.87 (4) $55,480

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 60 2.70 10.39 (4) $128,620
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 0.94 3.59 (4) $101,480
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.86 3.31 (4) $67,670
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.76 2.93 (4) $90,440
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.71 2.73 (4) $62,220

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 60 2.70 10.39 (4) $128,620
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 0.94 3.59 (4) $101,480
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.27 1.04 (4) $95,660
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 0.51 (4) $91,240
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.76 2.93 (4) $90,440


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 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: May 17, 2011

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