Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. 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)
29,610 1.9 % (4) $67,560 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $33,950 $45,570 $61,330 $84,010 $111,640
(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 20,190 0.71 (4) $65,240
Junior Colleges 9,240 1.19 (4) $72,810
Technical and Trade Schools 90 0.06 (4) $57,320

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 9,240 1.19 (4) $72,810
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,190 0.71 (4) $65,240
Technical and Trade Schools 90 0.06 (4) $57,320

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 9,240 1.19 (4) $72,810
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,190 0.71 (4) $65,240
Technical and Trade Schools 90 0.06 (4) $57,320


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 3,080 0.22 0.95 (4) $96,480
Texas 2,180 0.21 0.92 (4) $63,030
Ohio 1,980 0.40 1.72 (4) $58,760
New York 1,900 0.23 0.98 (4) $75,300
Florida 1,590 0.22 0.96 (4) $70,820




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 330 0.51 2.23 (4) $76,900
Arizona 1,120 0.47 2.04 (4) $72,770
Ohio 1,980 0.40 1.72 (4) $58,760
Kentucky 610 0.35 1.52 (4) $56,880
Iowa 510 0.35 1.52 (4) $62,190




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,080 0.22 0.95 (4) $96,480
Massachusetts 810 0.26 1.12 (4) $77,900
District of Columbia 330 0.51 2.23 (4) $76,900
New York 1,900 0.23 0.98 (4) $75,300
New Jersey 690 0.18 0.79 (4) $73,290





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.22 0.95 (4) $86,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,070 0.28 1.21 (4) $101,170
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 880 0.52 2.24 (8) (8)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 660 0.18 0.80 (4) $44,810
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 640 0.28 1.20 (4) $77,890
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 510 0.31 1.32 (4) $83,000
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 430 0.44 1.92 (4) $59,260
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 430 0.24 1.03 (4) $72,870
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 400 0.51 2.20 (8) (8)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 340 0.13 0.58 (4) $65,520




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 60 1.08 4.66 (4) $60,900
Toledo, OH 270 0.94 4.09 (8) (8)
Tallahassee, FL 130 0.84 3.62 (4) $70,740
Gainesville, FL 90 0.74 3.22 (4) $104,140
Provo-Orem, UT 120 0.72 3.13 (8) (8)
Springfield, MO 110 0.58 2.53 (4) $52,850
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 880 0.52 2.24 (8) (8)
Lexington-Fayette, KY 120 0.51 2.23 (4) $53,070
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 400 0.51 2.20 (8) (8)
Terre Haute, IN 30 0.50 2.16 (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 220 0.19 0.84 (4) $119,840
Gainesville, FL 90 0.74 3.22 (4) $104,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,070 0.28 1.21 (4) $101,170
Fresno, CA 80 0.27 1.18 (4) $101,060
Burlington-South Burlington, VT (8) (8) (8) (4) $95,850
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.12 0.51 (4) $95,720
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 110 0.43 1.86 (4) $87,710
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $86,930
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.22 0.95 (4) $86,680
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 230 0.29 1.25 (4) $85,520

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)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 160 1.01 4.39 (4) $57,210
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 160 0.42 1.82 (4) $41,420
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 1.93 (4) $60,160
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 0.43 1.86 (4) $52,260
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.43 1.85 (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)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 160 1.01 4.39 (4) $57,210
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 2.61 (8) (8)
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 2.36 (4) $61,460
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 2.09 (4) $46,720
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 1.93 (4) $60,160

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 0.80 (4) $80,350
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.40 1.72 (4) $73,380
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.41 1.79 (4) $64,690
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 0.77 (4) $62,410
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 2.36 (4) $61,460


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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