Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research. Excludes "Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary" (25-1042) who teach biochemistry.


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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)
21,150 2.4 % (4) $80,070 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $40,970 $53,130 $70,520 $95,800 $133,540
(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 15,810 0.56 (4) $83,250
Junior Colleges 4,600 0.60 (4) $67,720
Scientific Research and Development Services 720 0.12 (4) $89,350

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 4,600 0.60 (4) $67,720
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 15,810 0.56 (4) $83,250
Scientific Research and Development Services 720 0.12 (4) $89,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 720 0.12 (4) $89,350
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 15,810 0.56 (4) $83,250
Junior Colleges 4,600 0.60 (4) $67,720


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 2,110 0.15 0.90 (4) $98,300
Texas 1,680 0.17 1.00 (4) $84,050
New York 1,490 0.18 1.08 (4) $94,290
Pennsylvania 1,360 0.25 1.48 (4) $79,510
Ohio 1,030 0.21 1.25 (4) $74,200




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)
Montana 120 0.28 1.68 (4) $59,050
Pennsylvania 1,360 0.25 1.48 (4) $79,510
North Carolina 930 0.25 1.48 (4) $85,120
Connecticut 350 0.22 1.32 (4) $72,210
Colorado 470 0.22 1.30 (4) $81,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 630 0.20 1.22 (4) $99,340
California 2,110 0.15 0.90 (4) $98,300
New York 1,490 0.18 1.08 (4) $94,290
Oregon 200 0.13 0.75 (4) $89,810
Rhode Island 90 0.21 1.25 (4) $89,400

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)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 900 0.26 1.53 (4) $80,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 700 0.18 1.10 (4) $107,430
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 690 0.14 0.83 (4) $97,930
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 500 0.40 2.42 (4) $89,310
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 450 0.25 1.49 (4) $82,770
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 430 0.17 1.03 (4) $87,750
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 380 0.23 1.38 (4) $111,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 310 0.14 0.82 (4) $79,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 260 0.12 0.70 (4) $77,060
Pittsburgh, PA 220 0.20 1.19 (4) $76,940




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)
Columbia, MO 50 0.66 3.97 (4) $74,500
Salisbury, MD 30 0.65 3.91 (8) (8)
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 80 0.64 3.82 (4) $84,260
Durham, NC 170 0.63 3.79 (4) $119,160
La Crosse, WI-MN 40 0.59 3.52 (4) $58,070
Ann Arbor, MI 100 0.56 3.34 (4) $92,670
St. Cloud, MN 40 0.47 2.84 (4) $64,090
Raleigh-Cary, NC 200 0.41 2.47 (4) $102,240
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 100 0.40 2.42 (4) $75,320
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 500 0.40 2.42 (4) $89,310




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 170 0.63 3.79 (4) $119,160
Winston-Salem, NC 70 0.34 2.03 (4) $114,420
Austin-Round Rock, TX 190 0.25 1.48 (4) $112,450
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 380 0.23 1.38 (4) $111,910
Rochester, NY 100 0.21 1.25 (4) $111,670
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 130 0.12 0.70 (4) $109,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 700 0.18 1.10 (4) $107,430
Raleigh-Cary, NC 200 0.41 2.47 (4) $102,240
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 690 0.14 0.83 (4) $97,930
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.14 0.84 (4) $96,260

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)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.27 1.59 (4) $86,110
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.24 1.47 (4) $86,780
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.17 1.00 (4) $52,620
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.33 1.98 (4) $58,790
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 2.07 (4) $83,980

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 50 2.42 14.54 (4) $94,020
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 2.21 (4) $85,880
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 2.07 (4) $83,980
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.33 1.98 (4) $58,790
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 1.94 (4) $76,950

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 50 2.42 14.54 (4) $94,020
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.24 1.47 (4) $86,780
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.27 1.59 (4) $86,110
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 2.21 (4) $85,880
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 2.07 (4) $83,980


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:

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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

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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