Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. 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)
72,700 1.3 % (4) $68,760 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $33,000 $44,390 $61,410 $85,350 $115,520
(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 41,450 1.45 (4) $68,730
Junior Colleges 29,930 3.85 (4) $69,410
Other Schools and Instruction 790 0.23 (4) $55,180
Technical and Trade Schools 360 0.23 (4) $51,010
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 140 0.17 (4) $59,850

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 29,930 3.85 (4) $69,410
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 41,450 1.45 (4) $68,730
Other Schools and Instruction 790 0.23 (4) $55,180
Technical and Trade Schools 360 0.23 (4) $51,010
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 140 0.17 (4) $59,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 29,930 3.85 (4) $69,410
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 41,450 1.45 (4) $68,730
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 140 0.17 (4) $59,850
Other Schools and Instruction 790 0.23 (4) $55,180
Technical and Trade Schools 360 0.23 (4) $51,010


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 7,580 0.54 0.95 (4) $95,520
New York 5,970 0.71 1.25 (4) $87,910
Texas 4,870 0.47 0.83 (4) $62,120
Pennsylvania 4,680 0.84 1.49 (4) $73,640
Ohio 3,490 0.70 1.24 (4) $63,510




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)
Vermont 280 0.97 1.70 (8) (8)
Rhode Island 410 0.90 1.59 (4) $78,560
North Carolina 3,340 0.88 1.54 (4) $61,680
District of Columbia 550 0.85 1.50 (4) $65,810
Pennsylvania 4,680 0.84 1.49 (4) $73,640




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,580 0.54 0.95 (4) $95,520
New York 5,970 0.71 1.25 (4) $87,910
Alaska 70 0.24 0.42 (4) $85,380
Oregon 810 0.51 0.90 (4) $79,130
Rhode Island 410 0.90 1.59 (4) $78,560





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 3,450 0.68 1.20 (4) $101,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,950 0.51 0.90 (4) $106,550
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,840 0.51 0.91 (4) $51,430
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,560 0.86 1.52 (4) $70,410
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,370 0.59 1.05 (4) $77,530
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,290 0.77 1.36 (4) $70,820
Ann Arbor, MI 1,150 6.03 10.64 (4) $70,100
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,080 0.63 1.12 (4) $71,880
Pittsburgh, PA 1,010 0.91 1.60 (4) $80,730
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 980 0.38 0.67 (4) $70,970




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)
Ann Arbor, MI 1,150 6.03 10.64 (4) $70,100
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 300 2.44 4.31 (4) $62,950
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 140 2.30 4.07 (4) $57,460
Salisbury, MD 120 2.25 3.97 (4) $48,250
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 310 1.85 3.26 (4) $84,790
Bowling Green, KY 100 1.73 3.06 (4) $51,790
Terre Haute, IN 110 1.72 3.04 (8) (8)
Provo-Orem, UT 280 1.61 2.84 (4) $63,920
Flagstaff, AZ 70 1.34 2.36 (4) $59,550
Jackson, TN 70 1.26 2.22 (4) $54,080




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 660 0.57 1.01 (4) $123,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,950 0.51 0.90 (4) $106,550
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 70 0.60 1.07 (4) $104,180
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,450 0.68 1.20 (4) $101,930
Fresno, CA 180 0.57 1.00 (4) $97,940
Napa, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $88,630
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 470 0.50 0.88 (4) $87,210
Rochester, NY 250 0.52 0.92 (4) $87,020
New Haven, CT 210 0.80 1.42 (4) $85,720
Winston-Salem, NC 110 0.55 0.97 (4) $85,670

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 280 0.73 1.29 (4) $55,540
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 230 0.78 1.37 (4) $55,310
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 210 0.80 1.40 (4) $66,750
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 190 1.20 2.12 (8) (8)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 190 0.98 1.73 (4) $60,050

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)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 110 5.13 9.05 (4) $82,520
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 90 3.54 6.26 (4) $80,300
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 2.01 3.55 (4) $57,580
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 120 1.53 2.69 (4) $53,970
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 1.48 2.61 (4) $63,270

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)
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 90 1.47 2.59 (4) $93,300
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 110 5.13 9.05 (4) $82,520
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 90 3.54 6.26 (4) $80,300
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.58 1.02 (4) $78,990
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 120 0.67 1.18 (4) $78,630


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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