Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

25-1064 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in geography. 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
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)
4,280 2.3 % (4) $72,300 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $40,110 $52,020 $68,510 $88,540 $113,600
(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 3,370 0.12 (4) $73,230
Junior Colleges 910 0.12 (4) $68,740

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 3,370 0.12 (4) $73,230
Junior Colleges 910 0.12 (4) $68,740

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 3,370 0.12 (4) $73,230
Junior Colleges 910 0.12 (4) $68,740


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)
Pennsylvania 340 0.06 1.81 (4) $83,290
Texas 260 0.03 0.76 (4) $79,400
Ohio 260 0.05 1.55 (4) $67,980
California 230 0.02 0.48 (4) $95,280
Florida 200 0.03 0.84 (4) $86,780




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 40 0.07 2.12 (4) $68,610
Utah 70 0.06 1.69 (4) $70,560
Pennsylvania 340 0.06 1.81 (4) $83,290
Kentucky 110 0.06 1.85 (4) $58,190
Colorado 140 0.06 1.94 (4) $62,560




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 230 0.02 0.48 (4) $95,280
Florida 200 0.03 0.84 (4) $86,780
Pennsylvania 340 0.06 1.81 (4) $83,290
Oregon 80 0.05 1.54 (4) $82,260
Texas 260 0.03 0.76 (4) $79,400





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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 90 0.06 1.67 (8) (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.05 1.51 (4) $91,460
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 90 0.11 3.25 (4) $92,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 0.60 (4) $98,950
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 60 0.05 1.59 (4) $62,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 60 0.04 1.07 (4) $71,270
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 60 0.02 0.48 (4) $68,750
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 50 0.05 1.62 (4) $60,040
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 0.05 1.61 (4) $83,690
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 50 0.02 0.65 (4) $89,790




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 30 0.12 3.63 (4) $97,990
Baton Rouge, LA 40 0.12 3.65 (4) $66,240
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 90 0.11 3.25 (4) $92,730
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 30 0.10 2.99 (4) $71,540
Honolulu, HI 30 0.07 2.19 (4) $71,410
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 90 0.06 1.67 (8) (8)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 0.05 1.61 (4) $83,690
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.05 1.51 (4) $91,460
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 60 0.05 1.59 (4) $62,370
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 50 0.05 1.62 (4) $60,040




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 0.60 (4) $98,950
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 30 0.12 3.63 (4) $97,990
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 40 0.04 1.14 (4) $94,400
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 90 0.11 3.25 (4) $92,730
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.05 1.51 (4) $91,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 50 0.02 0.65 (4) $89,790
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 0.05 1.61 (4) $83,690
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.96 (4) $74,480
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 40 0.04 1.34 (4) $72,530
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $71,670


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

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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