Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine. Excludes "Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary" (25-1072) and "Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary" (25-1042) who teach medical science.


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)
153,430 2.5 % (4) $99,210 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $39,210 $53,560 $79,860 $126,130 (5)
(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 119,230 4.17 (4) $107,150
Junior Colleges 19,260 2.48 (4) $64,850
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 8,130 0.16 (4) $94,710
Technical and Trade Schools 4,340 2.76 (4) $51,450
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 1,250 1.49 (4) $63,780

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 119,230 4.17 (4) $107,150
Technical and Trade Schools 4,340 2.76 (4) $51,450
Junior Colleges 19,260 2.48 (4) $64,850
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 1,250 1.49 (4) $63,780
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 8,130 0.16 (4) $94,710

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 390 0.06 (4) $166,370
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 119,230 4.17 (4) $107,150
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 8,130 0.16 (4) $94,710
Offices of Physicians 230 0.01 (4) $75,930
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 100 0.04 (4) $65,520


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)
Texas 16,500 1.60 1.34 (4) $100,190
New York 14,470 1.72 1.44 (4) $128,410
California 14,300 1.02 0.85 (4) $89,730
Florida 9,240 1.29 1.08 (4) $109,290
North Carolina 7,610 2.00 1.67 (4) $117,600




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)
District of Columbia 2,070 3.20 2.68 (4) $115,300
North Carolina 7,610 2.00 1.67 (4) $117,600
Nebraska 1,660 1.83 1.53 (8) (8)
New York 14,470 1.72 1.44 (4) $128,410
Wisconsin 4,500 1.70 1.42 (4) $66,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 770 0.99 0.83 (4) $144,800
Washington 2,550 0.94 0.78 (4) $130,990
New York 14,470 1.72 1.44 (4) $128,410
Massachusetts 4,780 1.52 1.27 (4) $128,170
Nevada 690 0.62 0.52 (4) $123,880





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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,550 2.71 2.27 (4) $73,650
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,310 1.05 0.88 (4) $134,250
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,620 1.81 1.51 (4) $143,870
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 4,270 15.95 13.34 (4) $126,320
Baltimore-Towson, MD 4,230 3.38 2.83 (4) $80,660
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,020 1.80 1.51 (4) $91,150
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,860 2.30 1.92 (4) $136,500
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,820 1.66 1.38 (4) $107,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,280 0.86 0.72 (4) $92,250
Gainesville, FL 2,570 21.58 18.04 (4) $146,780




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)
Gainesville, FL 2,570 21.58 18.04 (4) $146,780
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 4,270 15.95 13.34 (4) $126,320
Ann Arbor, MI 2,260 11.81 9.87 (4) $164,630
College Station-Bryan, TX 530 5.79 4.84 (4) $90,430
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 1,050 5.33 4.45 (4) $48,580
Madison, WI 1,750 5.32 4.45 (4) $79,900
Lexington-Fayette, KY 1,260 5.26 4.40 (4) $72,550
Baltimore-Towson, MD 4,230 3.38 2.83 (4) $80,660
Rochester, NY 1,570 3.21 2.69 (4) $131,370
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,550 2.71 2.27 (4) $73,650




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)
Jacksonville, FL 1,090 1.89 1.58 (4) $168,160
Ann Arbor, MI 2,260 11.81 9.87 (4) $164,630
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 890 2.10 1.75 (4) $155,230
Gainesville, FL 2,570 21.58 18.04 (4) $146,780
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,620 1.81 1.51 (4) $143,870
Syracuse, NY (8) (8) (8) (4) $139,930
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,860 2.30 1.92 (4) $136,500
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,310 1.05 0.88 (4) $134,250
Reno-Sparks, NV 390 2.05 1.72 (4) $133,280
Rochester, NY 1,570 3.21 2.69 (4) $131,370

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 230 0.61 0.51 (4) $48,900
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 190 1.20 1.00 (4) $107,720
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 180 1.19 1.00 (4) $79,150
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 0.57 0.48 (4) $68,490
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 140 1.06 0.89 (4) $74,130

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)
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 60 1.62 1.35 (4) $72,200
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 190 1.20 1.00 (4) $107,720
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 180 1.19 1.00 (4) $79,150
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 140 1.06 0.89 (4) $74,130
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.93 0.78 (4) $70,520

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $156,320
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $116,320
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 190 1.20 1.00 (4) $107,720
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 130 0.66 0.55 (4) $94,040
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 0.16 (4) $88,930


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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $90.00 per hour or $187,199 per year.

(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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