Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


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Industry profile for this occupation
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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)
50,090 3.6 % (4) $86,060 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $40,650 $53,450 $74,110 $104,320 $147,950
(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 35,730 1.25 (4) $90,790
Junior Colleges 13,120 1.69 (4) $67,360
Scientific Research and Development Services 380 0.06 (4) $147,790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 60 0.00 (4) $81,990
Technical and Trade Schools 30 0.02 (4) $54,870

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 13,120 1.69 (4) $67,360
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 35,730 1.25 (4) $90,790
Scientific Research and Development Services 380 0.06 (4) $147,790
Technical and Trade Schools 30 0.02 (4) $54,870
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 60 0.00 (4) $81,990

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 380 0.06 (4) $147,790
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 35,730 1.25 (4) $90,790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 60 (7) (4) $81,990
Junior Colleges 13,120 1.69 (4) $67,360
Technical and Trade Schools 30 0.02 (4) $54,870


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 5,280 0.38 0.96 (4) $96,950
Texas 4,320 0.42 1.07 (4) $102,720
Pennsylvania 3,450 0.62 1.59 (4) $94,850
New York 2,940 0.35 0.89 (4) $88,590
Florida 2,130 0.30 0.76 (4) $84,660




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 540 0.93 2.38 (4) $107,510
District of Columbia 590 0.92 2.36 (4) $101,480
Alabama 1,480 0.82 2.10 (4) $125,070
New Hampshire 490 0.81 2.06 (4) $114,800
Connecticut 1,110 0.69 1.76 (4) $90,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 1,480 0.82 2.10 (4) $125,070
New Hampshire 490 0.81 2.06 (4) $114,800
Hawaii 540 0.93 2.38 (4) $107,510
Texas 4,320 0.42 1.07 (4) $102,720
Massachusetts 2,040 0.65 1.66 (4) $101,930





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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,680 0.66 1.69 (4) $133,070
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,550 0.31 0.78 (4) $101,130
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,490 0.82 2.10 (4) $103,120
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,320 0.79 2.02 (4) $111,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.46 1.17 (4) $97,260
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.29 0.75 (4) $56,880
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 790 1.66 4.25 (8) (8)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 780 0.46 1.18 (4) $90,150
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 700 0.57 1.45 (4) $103,500
Pittsburgh, PA 620 0.55 1.42 (4) $98,480




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)
Odessa, TX 220 3.49 8.93 (4) $99,720
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 790 1.66 4.25 (8) (8)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 100 1.63 4.16 (4) $68,690
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 410 1.52 3.90 (4) $103,460
Salisbury, MD 60 1.24 3.17 (4) $64,760
Provo-Orem, UT 200 1.19 3.06 (4) $70,700
Honolulu, HI 480 1.13 2.90 (4) $112,930
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 570 1.04 2.66 (4) $95,600
New Haven, CT 270 1.03 2.64 (4) $97,240
Jackson, TN 50 0.90 2.30 (4) $51,780




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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,680 0.66 1.69 (4) $133,070
El Paso, TX (8) (8) (8) (4) $131,550
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 120 0.58 1.47 (4) $128,170
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 110 0.86 2.21 (4) $118,640
Honolulu, HI 480 1.13 2.90 (4) $112,930
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,320 0.79 2.02 (4) $111,620
Burlington-South Burlington, VT (8) (8) (8) (4) $111,220
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 220 0.23 0.58 (4) $111,030
Rochester, NY 120 0.24 0.61 (4) $108,550
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 240 0.21 0.54 (4) $107,290

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 210 0.56 1.44 (4) $60,620
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.46 1.17 (4) $55,390
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.05 2.69 (4) $74,750
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 120 0.75 1.93 (4) $78,740
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 120 0.68 1.75 (4) $54,590

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 100 4.51 11.54 (4) $94,460
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.51 3.86 (4) $101,740
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.05 2.69 (4) $74,750
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 80 0.93 2.38 (4) $72,300
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 80 0.93 2.38 (4) $72,620

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)
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.51 3.86 (4) $101,740
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 0.89 (4) $99,860
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $98,490
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 0.39 0.99 (4) $97,420
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 100 4.51 11.54 (4) $94,460


About May 2011 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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