Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. 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
Geographic 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)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
61,450 2.3 % (4) $64,370 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $32,510 $43,930 $59,140 $78,180 $103,870
(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 51,990 1.83 (4) $64,480
Junior Colleges 7,740 1.02 (4) $65,590
Other Schools and Instruction 1,000 0.31 (4) $54,140
Technical and Trade Schools 320 0.21 (4) $41,080
Educational Support Services 210 0.15 (4) $86,730

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 51,990 1.83 (4) $64,480
Junior Colleges 7,740 1.02 (4) $65,590
Other Schools and Instruction 1,000 0.31 (4) $54,140
Technical and Trade Schools 320 0.21 (4) $41,080
Educational Support Services 210 0.15 (4) $86,730

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Educational Support Services 210 0.15 (4) $86,730
Junior Colleges 7,740 1.02 (4) $65,590
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 51,990 1.83 (4) $64,480
Other Schools and Instruction 1,000 0.31 (4) $54,140
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 110 0.14 (4) $50,190


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 4,740 0.34 0.70 (4) $82,430
Illinois 4,410 0.80 1.65 (4) $50,490
Pennsylvania 3,790 0.69 1.43 (4) $68,590
Texas 3,750 0.37 0.77 (4) $64,760
New York 3,450 0.41 0.86 (4) $83,660




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 700 1.22 2.53 (4) $64,370
Maine 520 0.91 1.87 (4) $60,760
Indiana 2,230 0.82 1.69 (4) $60,020
Illinois 4,410 0.80 1.65 (4) $50,490
New Mexico 590 0.76 1.58 (4) $50,480




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 3,450 0.41 0.86 (4) $83,660
California 4,740 0.34 0.70 (4) $82,430
Alaska 120 0.37 0.77 (4) $80,140
Rhode Island 110 0.24 0.49 (4) $78,870
Utah 710 0.62 1.27 (4) $77,300

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 3,390 0.96 1.98 (4) $48,730
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,340 0.47 0.97 (4) $90,840
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,090 0.65 1.34 (4) $63,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.29 0.59 (4) $79,750
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.57 1.17 (4) $70,720
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 980 0.44 0.92 (4) $52,600
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 950 0.57 1.19 (4) $73,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 950 0.56 1.16 (4) $66,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 830 0.36 0.75 (4) $65,830
Pittsburgh, PA 780 0.71 1.47 (4) $67,430




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)
Gainesville, GA 170 2.54 5.25 (4) $34,210
Erie, PA 290 2.36 4.87 (4) $63,350
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 490 2.31 4.77 (4) $64,080
Salisbury, MD 120 2.24 4.63 (8) (8)
Harrisonburg, VA 130 2.19 4.52 (8) (8)
Flagstaff, AZ 120 2.13 4.40 (4) $64,710
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 260 2.10 4.34 (4) $59,580
Ann Arbor, MI 330 1.76 3.65 (4) $74,540
Honolulu, HI 640 1.53 3.15 (4) $64,440
Springfield, MO 270 1.50 3.09 (4) $47,040




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)
Rochester, NY 140 0.28 0.59 (4) $105,540
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 360 0.31 0.65 (4) $94,850
Winston-Salem, NC 50 0.26 0.53 (4) $92,600
Austin-Round Rock, TX (8) (8) (8) (4) $91,270
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,340 0.47 0.97 (4) $90,840
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 340 0.41 0.85 (4) $90,030
Fresno, CA 250 0.80 1.65 (4) $89,290
Mankato-North Mankato, MN (8) (8) (8) (4) $89,150
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 180 0.17 0.34 (4) $84,270
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 100 0.11 0.24 (4) $83,680

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)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 230 1.22 2.53 (4) $65,570
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 200 3.57 7.39 (4) $54,020
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 190 1.26 2.61 (8) (8)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 180 0.48 0.99 (4) $53,090
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 180 1.04 2.15 (4) $51,640

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)
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 200 3.57 7.39 (4) $54,020
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 190 1.26 2.61 (8) (8)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 230 1.22 2.53 (4) $65,570
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 1.13 2.33 (4) $59,750
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 180 1.04 2.15 (4) $51,640

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)
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.29 0.59 (4) $77,070
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 150 0.91 1.89 (4) $76,000
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.71 1.46 (4) $75,130
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $74,460
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 0.64 (4) $71,770


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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