Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

25-1051 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in the physical sciences, except chemistry and physics. 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
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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)
10,660 3.3 % (4) $91,350 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $42,590 $58,580 $83,140 $115,900 $152,270
(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 7,890 0.28 (4) $92,850
Junior Colleges 2,710 0.35 (4) $87,200

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 2,710 0.35 (4) $87,200
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,890 0.28 (4) $92,850

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 7,890 0.28 (4) $92,850
Junior Colleges 2,710 0.35 (4) $87,200


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 1,920 0.14 1.64 (4) $110,310
Texas 820 0.08 0.95 (4) $91,630
Pennsylvania 680 0.12 1.47 (4) $94,300
New York 650 0.08 0.94 (4) $112,500
Florida 500 0.07 0.84 (4) $91,060




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 240 0.41 4.90 (4) $90,460
Maine 150 0.27 3.24 (4) $77,870
Rhode Island 90 0.20 2.38 (4) $107,650
Wyoming 40 0.16 1.90 (4) $77,230
New Hampshire 100 0.16 1.91 (4) $82,170




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 650 0.08 0.94 (4) $112,500
California 1,920 0.14 1.64 (4) $110,310
Rhode Island 90 0.20 2.38 (4) $107,650
Massachusetts 370 0.12 1.41 (4) $104,430
New Jersey 120 0.03 0.38 (4) $101,150





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 780 0.20 2.47 (4) $119,950
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 410 0.08 0.98 (4) $126,310
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 290 0.16 1.94 (4) $98,230
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 250 0.15 1.80 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 240 0.14 1.72 (4) $109,760
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 220 0.09 1.04 (4) $82,110
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 180 0.13 1.61 (4) $94,430
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 150 0.13 1.60 (4) $141,090
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 120 0.06 0.68 (4) $91,900
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 110 0.09 1.06 (4) $56,490




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 780 0.20 2.47 (4) $119,950
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 40 0.20 2.46 (4) $87,990
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.17 2.04 (4) $106,490
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 290 0.16 1.94 (4) $98,230
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 250 0.15 1.80 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 240 0.14 1.72 (4) $109,760
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 100 0.14 1.69 (4) $55,280
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 180 0.13 1.61 (4) $94,430
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 150 0.13 1.60 (4) $141,090
Fresno, CA 40 0.12 1.41 (4) $95,740




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 150 0.13 1.60 (4) $141,090
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 410 0.08 0.98 (4) $126,310
Baltimore-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) (4) $121,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 780 0.20 2.47 (4) $119,950
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $110,070
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 240 0.14 1.72 (4) $109,760
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.17 2.04 (4) $106,490
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 90 0.08 1.00 (4) $101,450
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 290 0.16 1.94 (4) $98,230
Pittsburgh, PA 60 0.05 0.66 (4) $97,290

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 3.04 (4) $72,940
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.77 (4) $68,030
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 2.02 (4) $63,760

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 3.04 (4) $72,940
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.77 (4) $68,030
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 2.02 (4) $63,760

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 3.04 (4) $72,940
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.77 (4) $68,030
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 2.02 (4) $63,760


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.

(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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