Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

25-1112 Law Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in law. 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)
14,980 4.1 % (4) $108,760 3.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $31,510 $57,940 $93,330 $148,200 (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 13,970 0.49 (4) $110,920
Junior Colleges 980 0.13 (4) $78,420

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 13,970 0.49 (4) $110,920
Junior Colleges 980 0.13 (4) $78,420

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 13,970 0.49 (4) $110,920
Junior Colleges 980 0.13 (4) $78,420


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 1,830 0.18 1.52 (4) $72,280
New York 1,400 0.17 1.42 (4) $106,850
California 1,260 0.09 0.77 (4) $146,320
District of Columbia 1,070 1.66 14.23 (4) $97,580
Massachusetts 990 0.31 2.68 (4) $119,800




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 1,070 1.66 14.23 (4) $97,580
Massachusetts 990 0.31 2.68 (4) $119,800
Mississippi 280 0.26 2.22 (4) $88,650
Alabama 360 0.20 1.71 (4) $77,560
Texas 1,830 0.18 1.52 (4) $72,280




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tennessee 240 0.09 0.79 (4) $152,080
California 1,260 0.09 0.77 (4) $146,320
Utah 150 0.13 1.10 (4) $145,770
Georgia 210 0.06 0.48 (4) $140,290
Colorado 270 0.13 1.07 (4) $133,210





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,250 0.54 4.63 (4) $100,180
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.20 1.69 (4) $102,220
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 890 0.53 4.54 (4) $122,700
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 360 0.21 1.78 (4) $122,830
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 270 0.28 2.42 (4) $99,920
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 250 0.20 1.73 (4) $116,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.06 0.50 (4) $171,240
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 210 0.24 2.06 (8) (8)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 210 0.78 6.69 (4) $140,070
Pittsburgh, PA 200 0.18 1.57 (8) (8)




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 210 0.78 6.69 (4) $140,070
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,250 0.54 4.63 (4) $100,180
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 890 0.53 4.54 (4) $122,700
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 170 0.35 2.99 (4) $49,420
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 270 0.28 2.42 (4) $99,920
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 210 0.24 2.06 (8) (8)
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 70 0.24 2.06 (4) $107,800
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 160 0.22 1.89 (4) $175,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 360 0.21 1.78 (4) $122,830
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 250 0.20 1.73 (4) $116,270




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)
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 30 0.04 0.36 (4) $183,130
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 160 0.22 1.89 (4) $175,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.06 0.50 (4) $171,240
Salt Lake City, UT 60 0.10 0.82 (4) $166,250
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 60 0.06 0.50 (4) $146,570
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 140 0.06 0.54 (4) $145,370
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 210 0.78 6.69 (4) $140,070
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 170 0.14 1.24 (4) $131,280
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 170 0.14 1.20 (4) $129,000
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 360 0.21 1.78 (4) $122,830

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 100 0.47 4.01 (4) $83,870
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.13 1.10 (4) $101,570

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 100 0.47 4.01 (4) $83,870
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.13 1.10 (4) $101,570

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 North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.13 1.10 (4) $101,570
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 100 0.47 4.01 (4) $83,870


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

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

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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