Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099). Excludes "Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School " (25-2023) and "Special Education Teachers" (25-2050).


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)
655,090 1.2 % (4) $54,880 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $34,990 $42,070 $51,960 $65,450 $80,940
(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)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 651,040 7.63 (4) $54,900
Employment Services 2,490 0.09 (8) (8)
Local Government (OES Designation) 380 0.01 (4) $51,460
Religious Organizations 290 0.16 (4) $44,080
Other Schools and Instruction 170 0.05 (4) $45,610

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 651,040 7.63 (4) $54,900
Religious Organizations 290 0.16 (4) $44,080
Employment Services 2,490 0.09 (8) (8)
Other Schools and Instruction 170 0.05 (4) $45,610
Other Residential Care Facilities 80 0.05 (4) $48,870

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 651,040 7.63 (4) $54,900
Local Government (OES Designation) 380 0.01 (4) $51,460
Other Residential Care Facilities 80 0.05 (4) $48,870
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 30 0.01 (4) $47,360
Individual and Family Services 90 0.01 (4) $46,550


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 80,990 8.03 1.56 (4) $51,230
California 54,650 3.90 0.76 (4) $62,970
New York 40,750 4.88 0.95 (4) $70,670
Illinois 32,720 5.92 1.15 (4) $61,360
Florida 30,780 4.33 0.84 (4) $50,770




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)
Mississippi 8,910 8.33 1.62 (4) $40,700
Texas 80,990 8.03 1.56 (4) $51,230
New Jersey 26,930 7.14 1.39 (4) $63,930
Connecticut 10,570 6.61 1.28 (4) $68,420
Delaware 2,560 6.44 1.25 (4) $54,230




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 40,750 4.88 0.95 (4) $70,670
Connecticut 10,570 6.61 1.28 (4) $68,420
Alaska 1,320 4.28 0.83 (4) $66,890
Maryland 15,540 6.31 1.22 (4) $65,440
New Jersey 26,930 7.14 1.39 (4) $63,930

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 21,280 4.27 0.83 (4) $73,710
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 19,210 5.42 1.05 (4) $68,520
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 19,190 7.68 1.49 (4) $53,080
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 13,330 6.06 1.18 (4) $54,380
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 13,100 6.54 1.27 (4) $54,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,700 2.54 0.49 (4) $61,520
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 9,040 5.01 0.97 (4) $64,550
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 8,220 4.96 0.96 (4) $64,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 7,990 3.49 0.68 (4) $68,590
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,930 4.72 0.92 (4) $48,630




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)
New Bedford, MA 960 15.51 3.01 (4) $64,650
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 3,350 15.26 2.96 (4) $53,170
Morristown, TN 610 14.31 2.78 (4) $43,080
Valdosta, GA 660 13.50 2.62 (4) $50,400
Danville, IL 350 13.05 2.53 (4) $44,250
Kankakee-Bradley, IL 520 12.73 2.47 (4) $50,830
Pascagoula, MS 700 12.68 2.46 (4) $41,030
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 1,520 12.26 2.38 (4) $49,060
Visalia-Porterville, CA 1,580 12.11 2.35 (4) $66,060
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 500 12.00 2.33 (4) $44,890




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)
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 7,460 6.20 1.20 (4) $83,700
Waterbury, CT 610 9.60 1.86 (4) $79,250
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 3,800 6.90 1.34 (4) $77,050
Napa, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $76,150
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 21,280 4.27 0.83 (4) $73,710
Kingston, NY 330 5.61 1.09 (4) $73,710
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 2,880 7.11 1.38 (4) $71,320
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 4,540 3.67 0.71 (4) $70,480
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 2,200 9.11 1.77 (4) $70,370
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 460 8.21 1.59 (4) $70,250

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)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 2,950 10.74 2.08 (4) $45,720
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 2,750 9.48 1.84 (4) $43,290
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 2,670 11.08 2.15 (4) $45,550
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 2,530 6.70 1.30 (4) $40,070
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 2,350 12.29 2.38 (4) $53,190

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)
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,190 14.29 2.77 (4) $49,740
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 640 13.22 2.57 (4) $46,280
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area 170 12.44 2.41 (4) $62,930
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 2,350 12.29 2.38 (4) $53,190
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 310 12.01 2.33 (4) $48,530

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)
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 210 4.32 0.84 (4) $69,510
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area 390 5.84 1.13 (4) $65,030
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 4.56 0.89 (4) $64,440
Eastern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 270 10.17 1.97 (4) $64,360
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area 170 12.44 2.41 (4) $62,930


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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