Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

25-1112 Law Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in law. 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)
14,620 4.1 % (4) $107,990 3.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $32,980 $57,060 $94,260 $145,990 (5)
(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 13,660 0.48 (4) $110,250
Junior Colleges 930 0.12 (4) $75,550

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 13,660 0.48 (4) $110,250
Junior Colleges 930 0.12 (4) $75,550

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 13,660 0.48 (4) $110,250
Junior Colleges 930 0.12 (4) $75,550


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)
Texas 1,900 0.19 1.64 (4) $73,240
California 1,590 0.11 0.98 (8) (8)
New York 1,090 0.13 1.13 (4) $106,260
Massachusetts 1,000 0.32 2.80 (4) $114,170
District of Columbia 910 1.42 12.31 (4) $108,540




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)
District of Columbia 910 1.42 12.31 (4) $108,540
Massachusetts 1,000 0.32 2.80 (4) $114,170
Texas 1,900 0.19 1.64 (4) $73,240
Alabama 320 0.18 1.55 (4) $67,680
Louisiana 280 0.16 1.35 (4) $116,960




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 150 0.13 1.17 (4) $142,810
Colorado 210 0.10 0.86 (4) $139,080
Maryland 240 0.10 0.84 (4) $128,390
Oregon 140 0.09 0.76 (4) $122,750
Michigan 570 0.15 1.32 (4) $121,960

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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.45 3.87 (4) $109,580
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 900 0.55 4.74 (4) $116,330
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 810 0.16 1.41 (4) $103,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.08 0.71 (4) $154,060
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 290 0.24 2.06 (4) $120,210
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 270 0.16 1.40 (4) $121,290
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 240 1.20 10.47 (4) $110,380
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 230 0.27 2.37 (8) (8)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 200 0.09 0.79 (4) $117,170
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 200 0.24 2.09 (4) $117,020




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)
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 240 1.20 10.47 (4) $110,380
Provo-Orem, UT 100 0.57 4.98 (4) $127,170
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 900 0.55 4.74 (4) $116,330
Baton Rouge, LA 190 0.55 4.74 (4) $122,500
Durham, NC 140 0.52 4.54 (4) $160,340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.45 3.87 (4) $109,580
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 230 0.27 2.37 (8) (8)
Montgomery, AL 40 0.27 2.36 (4) $80,540
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 200 0.24 2.09 (4) $117,020
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 290 0.24 2.06 (4) $120,210




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)
Salt Lake City, UT 60 0.10 0.84 (4) $166,840
Durham, NC 140 0.52 4.54 (4) $160,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.08 0.71 (4) $154,060
Denver-Aurora, CO 120 0.10 0.84 (4) $143,350
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 50 0.06 0.49 (4) $142,930
Provo-Orem, UT 100 0.57 4.98 (4) $127,170
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $124,720
Baton Rouge, LA 190 0.55 4.74 (4) $122,500
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 270 0.16 1.40 (4) $121,290
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 290 0.24 2.06 (4) $120,210

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 100 0.46 4.03 (4) $81,250
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.11 0.99 (4) $98,490

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 100 0.46 4.03 (4) $81,250
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.11 0.99 (4) $98,490

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)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.11 0.99 (4) $98,490
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $86,150
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 100 0.46 4.03 (4) $81,250


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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(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

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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