Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research. Excludes "Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary" (25-1042) who teach biochemistry.


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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)
20,830 2.0 % (4) $80,450 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $41,600 $53,480 $70,960 $95,290 $134,920
(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 15,570 0.54 (4) $84,440
Junior Colleges 4,890 0.63 (4) $67,210
Scientific Research and Development Services 360 0.06 (4) $87,940

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 4,890 0.63 (4) $67,210
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 15,570 0.54 (4) $84,440
Scientific Research and Development Services 360 0.06 (4) $87,940

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 360 0.06 (4) $87,940
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 15,570 0.54 (4) $84,440
Junior Colleges 4,890 0.63 (4) $67,210


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 1,850 0.13 0.81 (4) $99,430
New York 1,610 0.19 1.17 (4) $93,280
Pennsylvania 1,390 0.25 1.54 (4) $81,040
Texas 1,290 0.13 0.77 (4) $85,070
Ohio 1,000 0.20 1.24 (4) $76,960




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)
Rhode Island 120 0.27 1.64 (4) $90,590
District of Columbia 170 0.27 1.66 (4) $95,790
Pennsylvania 1,390 0.25 1.54 (4) $81,040
Montana 100 0.25 1.51 (4) $58,460
Maine 140 0.24 1.45 (4) $82,420




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 680 0.22 1.33 (4) $102,750
California 1,850 0.13 0.81 (4) $99,430
District of Columbia 170 0.27 1.66 (4) $95,790
New York 1,610 0.19 1.17 (4) $93,280
Oregon 290 0.18 1.13 (4) $92,700





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 790 0.16 0.96 (4) $103,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 680 0.18 1.10 (4) $104,680
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 530 0.15 0.91 (4) $73,710
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 440 0.24 1.49 (4) $83,850
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 380 0.23 1.41 (4) $116,770
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 380 0.16 1.01 (4) $90,240
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 300 0.24 1.49 (4) $90,530
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 280 0.13 0.77 (4) $81,270
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 270 0.16 1.00 (8) (8)
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 260 0.22 1.35 (4) $89,470




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)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 90 1.54 9.47 (4) $69,380
Salisbury, MD 40 0.72 4.42 (4) $66,280
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 180 0.69 4.23 (4) $116,900
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 80 0.63 3.85 (4) $78,840
La Crosse, WI-MN 40 0.56 3.45 (4) $57,860
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 230 0.42 2.57 (4) $71,440
Tyler, TX 30 0.35 2.13 (4) $54,270
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 90 0.35 2.15 (4) $76,410
Lexington-Fayette, KY 80 0.35 2.16 (4) $68,150
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 110 0.34 2.10 (4) $79,920




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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 180 0.69 4.23 (4) $116,900
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 380 0.23 1.41 (4) $116,770
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 130 0.11 0.69 (4) $116,150
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 210 0.26 1.63 (4) $109,820
Rochester, NY 90 0.19 1.15 (4) $105,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 680 0.18 1.10 (4) $104,680
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 790 0.16 0.96 (4) $103,250
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 60 0.28 1.73 (4) $102,560
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.14 0.85 (4) $97,310
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 170 0.18 1.11 (4) $97,020

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)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.29 1.76 (4) $91,330
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 2.85 (4) $77,210
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.17 1.03 (4) $58,930
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.22 1.35 (4) $82,550
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 1.99 (4) $60,150

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 50 2.19 13.49 (4) $105,530
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 2.85 (4) $77,210
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.45 2.76 (4) $65,630
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 2.31 (4) $95,910
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 1.96 (4) $79,310

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 50 2.19 13.49 (4) $105,530
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 2.31 (4) $95,910
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.29 1.76 (4) $91,330
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.75 (4) $88,160
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 1.37 (4) $84,580


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:

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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

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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