Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. 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)
63,330 2.1 % (4) $65,050 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $32,200 $44,070 $59,380 $78,490 $105,750
(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 52,290 1.83 (4) $65,240
Junior Colleges 9,000 1.16 (4) $67,080
Other Schools and Instruction 1,340 0.39 (4) $51,730
Technical and Trade Schools 300 0.19 (4) $43,060
Educational Support Services 190 0.14 (4) $53,990

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 52,290 1.83 (4) $65,240
Junior Colleges 9,000 1.16 (4) $67,080
Other Schools and Instruction 1,340 0.39 (4) $51,730
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 170 0.20 (4) $54,670
Technical and Trade Schools 300 0.19 (4) $43,060

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 9,000 1.16 (4) $67,080
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 52,290 1.83 (4) $65,240
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 170 0.20 (4) $54,670
Educational Support Services 190 0.14 (4) $53,990
Other Schools and Instruction 1,340 0.39 (4) $51,730


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 4,580 0.33 0.66 (4) $79,120
New York 4,440 0.53 1.07 (4) $76,300
Illinois 4,030 0.72 1.46 (4) $50,250
Texas 3,590 0.35 0.71 (4) $64,850
Pennsylvania 3,500 0.63 1.28 (4) $72,500




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 740 1.28 2.59 (4) $60,250
Arizona 2,920 1.23 2.49 (4) $66,510
Maine 420 0.73 1.47 (4) $61,820
Indiana 1,990 0.72 1.46 (4) $60,690
Illinois 4,030 0.72 1.46 (4) $50,250




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 100 0.33 0.68 (4) $83,660
California 4,580 0.33 0.66 (4) $79,120
Florida 2,280 0.32 0.65 (4) $77,710
Massachusetts 1,620 0.51 1.04 (4) $76,880
Virginia 1,700 0.48 0.97 (4) $76,400





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,160 0.88 1.79 (4) $49,000
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,560 1.51 3.06 (4) $66,780
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,430 0.48 0.97 (4) $88,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.33 0.68 (4) $75,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,080 0.49 0.98 (4) $51,440
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 970 0.53 1.08 (4) $75,030
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 920 0.55 1.11 (4) $76,810
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 900 0.39 0.79 (4) $77,680
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 830 0.49 0.99 (4) $65,410
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 740 0.61 1.24 (4) $65,800




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)
Flagstaff, AZ 130 2.39 4.84 (4) $64,710
Tuscaloosa, AL 200 2.28 4.63 (8) (8)
Salisbury, MD 120 2.26 4.58 (4) $59,640
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 270 2.17 4.40 (4) $56,090
Bloomington-Normal, IL 180 2.04 4.12 (4) $49,160
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 430 1.98 4.00 (4) $63,940
Valdosta, GA 100 1.97 4.00 (4) $59,090
Jackson, TN 110 1.91 3.87 (4) $52,330
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 110 1.79 3.62 (4) $69,890
Bangor, ME 110 1.76 3.56 (8) (8)




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 400 0.35 0.71 (4) $95,930
Rochester, NY 180 0.38 0.77 (4) $92,790
Fresno, CA 230 0.74 1.50 (4) $90,900
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 330 0.27 0.55 (4) $90,190
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 100 0.52 1.06 (4) $90,060
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $88,960
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 550 0.70 1.43 (4) $88,790
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,430 0.48 0.97 (4) $88,680
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 310 0.46 0.92 (4) $86,670
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 270 0.24 0.49 (4) $82,480

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)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 220 1.21 2.45 (4) $67,800
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 200 1.17 2.37 (4) $39,800
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 190 3.30 6.69 (4) $54,470
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 1.15 2.33 (4) $62,510
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 170 1.15 2.33 (4) $71,610

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)
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 190 3.30 6.69 (4) $54,470
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 220 1.21 2.45 (4) $67,800
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 120 1.17 2.37 (4) $76,840
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 200 1.17 2.37 (4) $39,800
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 1.15 2.33 (4) $62,510

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 120 1.17 2.37 (4) $76,840
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $76,360
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 160 1.00 2.02 (4) $74,960
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 170 1.15 2.33 (4) $71,610
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 0.71 (4) $71,460


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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