Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

25-1054 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to the laws of matter and energy. 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)
13,630 2.2 % (4) $86,730 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $43,720 $57,280 $77,540 $107,810 $143,550
(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 11,100 0.39 (4) $90,670
Junior Colleges 2,480 0.32 (4) $68,070

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 11,100 0.39 (4) $90,670
Junior Colleges 2,480 0.32 (4) $68,070

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 11,100 0.39 (4) $90,670
Junior Colleges 2,480 0.32 (4) $68,070


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 1,160 0.08 0.78 (4) $109,370
New York 1,020 0.12 1.14 (4) $99,370
Texas 910 0.09 0.83 (4) $91,380
Pennsylvania 820 0.15 1.39 (4) $93,930
Florida 710 0.10 0.94 (4) $86,040




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 100 0.23 2.14 (4) $89,110
Massachusetts 620 0.20 1.86 (4) $99,480
Connecticut 320 0.20 1.90 (4) $73,890
District of Columbia 110 0.16 1.55 (4) $85,320
Pennsylvania 820 0.15 1.39 (4) $93,930




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 240 0.10 0.92 (4) $110,290
California 1,160 0.08 0.78 (4) $109,370
New Hampshire (8) (8) (8) (4) $100,990
Massachusetts 620 0.20 1.86 (4) $99,480
New York 1,020 0.12 1.14 (4) $99,370





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 560 0.15 1.38 (4) $108,290
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 550 0.11 1.03 (4) $101,880
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 370 0.22 2.05 (4) $112,520
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 280 0.15 1.45 (4) $98,290
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 230 0.06 0.61 (4) $59,070
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 210 0.09 0.86 (4) $84,460
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 180 0.13 1.24 (4) $86,890
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 170 0.07 0.64 (4) $88,010
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 170 0.10 0.93 (8) (8)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 160 0.07 0.69 (4) $81,880




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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 100 0.38 3.61 (4) $96,420
Provo-Orem, UT 60 0.33 3.09 (4) $79,190
Lexington-Fayette, KY 70 0.31 2.91 (4) $71,770
Rochester, NY 140 0.29 2.73 (4) $144,790
Lincoln, NE 50 0.29 2.74 (4) $84,510
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 40 0.26 2.41 (4) $67,830
New Haven, CT 60 0.24 2.24 (4) $76,330
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 370 0.22 2.05 (4) $112,520
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 40 0.22 2.09 (4) $45,300
Dayton, OH 70 0.21 1.93 (4) $67,880




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)
Rochester, NY 140 0.29 2.73 (4) $144,790
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $124,160
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 370 0.22 2.05 (4) $112,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 560 0.15 1.38 (4) $108,290
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.58 (4) $102,760
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 550 0.11 1.03 (4) $101,880
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 160 0.17 1.57 (4) $101,360
Raleigh-Cary, NC (8) (8) (8) (4) $100,080
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 280 0.15 1.45 (4) $98,290
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.40 (4) $97,510

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)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 90 4.14 38.95 (4) $85,650
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 2.61 (4) $54,430
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 2.51 (4) $84,930
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.10 0.96 (4) $49,520
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 1.76 (8) (8)

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 90 4.14 38.95 (4) $85,650
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 2.61 (4) $54,430
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 2.51 (4) $84,930
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 2.14 (4) $78,640
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 1.76 (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)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 1.23 (4) $89,590
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.48 (4) $88,350
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 90 4.14 38.95 (4) $85,650
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 2.51 (4) $84,930
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 2.14 (4) $78,640


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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Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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