Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

25-1051 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in the physical sciences, except chemistry and physics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
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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)
10,680 3.2 % (4) $90,660 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $43,980 $60,040 $82,840 $113,920 $148,970
(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 8,020 0.28 (4) $91,610
Junior Colleges 2,610 0.34 (4) $87,830

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 2,610 0.34 (4) $87,830
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 8,020 0.28 (4) $91,610

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 8,020 0.28 (4) $91,610
Junior Colleges 2,610 0.34 (4) $87,830


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 2,030 0.15 1.73 (8) (8)
Texas 1,030 0.10 1.21 (4) $89,610
New York 750 0.09 1.07 (4) $109,240
Pennsylvania 670 0.12 1.45 (4) $92,110
Florida 440 0.06 0.74 (4) $90,680




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)
Hawaii 170 0.31 3.63 (4) $78,410
Maine 150 0.26 3.14 (4) $82,420
Utah 190 0.17 1.96 (4) $68,870
Colorado 350 0.16 1.93 (4) $65,960
North Dakota 60 0.16 1.92 (4) $66,200




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 750 0.09 1.07 (4) $109,240
Massachusetts 390 0.13 1.50 (4) $101,850
New Jersey 100 0.03 0.31 (4) $99,370
Illinois 190 0.03 0.40 (4) $98,850
Michigan 180 0.05 0.57 (4) $97,290

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 760 0.20 2.37 (4) $122,480
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 390 0.08 0.92 (4) $123,530
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 330 0.27 3.19 (4) $83,690
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 300 0.17 2.00 (4) $95,440
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 250 0.15 1.82 (4) $107,240
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 230 0.09 1.08 (4) $82,660
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 190 0.14 1.69 (4) $92,170
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 160 0.14 1.68 (8) (8)
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 140 0.17 1.98 (4) $83,490
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.08 0.96 (4) $94,250




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)
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 330 0.27 3.19 (4) $83,690
Durham, NC 70 0.25 2.97 (4) $90,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 760 0.20 2.37 (4) $122,480
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 40 0.19 2.27 (4) $86,580
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 300 0.17 2.00 (4) $95,440
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 140 0.17 1.98 (4) $83,490
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 250 0.15 1.82 (4) $107,240
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 190 0.14 1.69 (4) $92,170
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 160 0.14 1.68 (8) (8)
Toledo, OH 40 0.14 1.65 (4) $77,170




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 390 0.08 0.92 (4) $123,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 760 0.20 2.37 (4) $122,480
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 250 0.15 1.82 (4) $107,240
Raleigh-Cary, NC 70 0.14 1.64 (4) $101,650
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 100 0.10 1.13 (4) $98,810
Baltimore-Towson, MD 50 0.04 0.50 (4) $98,160
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) (4) $96,130
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 300 0.17 2.00 (4) $95,440
Fresno, CA 40 0.13 1.53 (4) $94,820
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.51 (4) $94,770

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)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 60 2.65 31.51 (4) $106,160
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.68 (4) $72,080
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 2.14 (4) $66,380

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 2.65 31.51 (4) $106,160
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.68 (4) $72,080
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 2.14 (4) $66,380

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 2.65 31.51 (4) $106,160
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.68 (4) $72,080
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 2.14 (4) $66,380


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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