Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. 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)
69,880 1.3 % (4) $67,920 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $32,880 $43,770 $60,400 $83,600 $113,590
(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 39,540 1.40 (4) $67,140
Junior Colleges 28,640 3.76 (4) $69,740
Other Schools and Instruction 1,100 0.34 (4) $53,190
Technical and Trade Schools 330 0.22 (4) $52,070
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 190 0.23 (4) $65,180

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 28,640 3.76 (4) $69,740
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 39,540 1.40 (4) $67,140
Other Schools and Instruction 1,100 0.34 (4) $53,190
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 190 0.23 (4) $65,180
Technical and Trade Schools 330 0.22 (4) $52,070

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Educational Support Services 70 0.06 (4) $77,080
Junior Colleges 28,640 3.76 (4) $69,740
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 39,540 1.40 (4) $67,140
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 190 0.23 (4) $65,180
Other Schools and Instruction 1,100 0.34 (4) $53,190


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 8,240 0.59 1.07 (4) $92,650
Texas 5,340 0.53 0.96 (4) $63,430
New York 5,260 0.63 1.15 (4) $92,170
Pennsylvania 4,480 0.82 1.49 (4) $69,210
Ohio 3,290 0.67 1.22 (4) $61,710




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 630 0.98 1.78 (4) $67,490
Vermont 280 0.97 1.77 (8) (8)
North Carolina 3,100 0.82 1.50 (4) $61,770
Pennsylvania 4,480 0.82 1.49 (4) $69,210
Rhode Island 360 0.80 1.46 (4) $81,170




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 8,240 0.59 1.07 (4) $92,650
New York 5,260 0.63 1.15 (4) $92,170
Rhode Island 360 0.80 1.46 (4) $81,170
Maryland 1,130 0.46 0.84 (4) $74,360
New Jersey 1,930 0.51 0.93 (4) $73,500

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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,070 0.62 1.12 (4) $106,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,020 0.53 0.96 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,720 0.49 0.88 (4) $54,680
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,620 0.90 1.63 (4) $67,370
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,390 0.61 1.10 (4) $66,270
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,240 0.75 1.36 (4) $67,600
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,120 0.45 0.81 (4) $68,800
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 900 0.73 1.32 (4) $79,730
Pittsburgh, PA 890 0.81 1.48 (4) $73,270
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 850 0.39 0.70 (4) $57,510




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)
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 290 2.29 4.17 (4) $65,230
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 130 2.20 3.99 (4) $55,310
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 360 2.16 3.93 (4) $86,220
Ann Arbor, MI 330 1.76 3.20 (4) $66,040
Salisbury, MD 90 1.75 3.19 (8) (8)
Provo-Orem, UT 270 1.64 2.98 (4) $67,470
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 100 1.53 2.78 (4) $30,120
Columbia, MO 120 1.48 2.69 (4) $49,060
Bellingham, WA 100 1.43 2.59 (4) $62,970
Jackson, TN 70 1.21 2.20 (4) $57,770




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)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 660 0.58 1.06 (4) $120,590
Peoria, IL (8) (8) (8) (4) $111,910
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,070 0.62 1.12 (4) $106,100
Fresno, CA 170 0.55 0.99 (4) $96,290
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 460 0.54 0.97 (4) $95,890
Rochester, NY 210 0.44 0.80 (4) $94,570
New Haven, CT 170 0.66 1.20 (4) $89,710
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 490 0.52 0.95 (4) $88,050
Napa, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $87,910
Durham, NC 260 0.96 1.75 (4) $87,870

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 290 0.77 1.40 (4) $52,290
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 230 1.26 2.29 (4) $54,000
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 230 0.78 1.42 (4) $56,200
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 220 0.82 1.49 (4) $61,490
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 200 1.03 1.87 (4) $54,720

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 120 5.70 10.37 (4) $96,270
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 2.38 4.32 (4) $59,010
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 100 1.59 2.89 (4) $87,750
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 110 1.57 2.86 (4) $47,420
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 130 1.28 2.33 (8) (8)

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 120 5.70 10.37 (4) $96,270
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 100 1.59 2.89 (4) $87,750
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.56 1.03 (4) $79,750
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.46 0.84 (4) $79,520
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.55 1.00 (4) $76,050


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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