Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


National estimates for this occupation
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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)
29,010 2.5 % (4) $66,720 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $33,670 $44,560 $59,630 $80,950 $110,290
(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 18,640 0.65 (4) $66,190
Junior Colleges 6,360 0.82 (4) $76,390
Other Schools and Instruction 3,960 1.17 (4) $53,850

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction 3,960 1.17 (4) $53,850
Junior Colleges 6,360 0.82 (4) $76,390
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 18,640 0.65 (4) $66,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 6,360 0.82 (4) $76,390
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 18,640 0.65 (4) $66,190
Other Schools and Instruction 3,960 1.17 (4) $53,850


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 3,900 0.28 1.23 (4) $81,460
New York 2,170 0.26 1.14 (4) $83,770
Texas 1,800 0.18 0.77 (4) $67,570
Pennsylvania 1,630 0.29 1.30 (4) $71,930
Ohio 1,450 0.29 1.29 (4) $63,340




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 450 0.70 3.12 (4) $59,350
Hawaii 270 0.47 2.08 (4) $55,650
Oregon 670 0.42 1.86 (4) $59,060
Rhode Island 180 0.40 1.76 (4) $76,690
Virginia 1,330 0.37 1.66 (4) $65,070




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 2,170 0.26 1.14 (4) $83,770
California 3,900 0.28 1.23 (4) $81,460
New Hampshire 140 0.24 1.05 (4) $79,700
Rhode Island 180 0.40 1.76 (4) $76,690
Vermont 60 0.21 0.94 (4) $75,240





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,520 0.40 1.76 (4) $75,820
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,400 0.28 1.23 (4) $92,710
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,260 0.55 2.41 (4) $63,580
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 570 0.16 0.71 (4) $44,480
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 570 0.31 1.39 (4) $73,510
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 480 0.49 2.16 (4) $56,510
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 440 0.27 1.17 (4) $76,120
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 410 0.24 1.07 (4) $63,400
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 370 0.22 0.97 (4) $76,080
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 370 0.16 0.73 (4) $57,290




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)
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 120 0.95 4.18 (4) $64,000
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 50 0.82 3.61 (4) $54,550
Grand Forks, ND-MN 40 0.80 3.52 (4) $57,630
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 210 0.78 3.44 (4) $66,220
Champaign-Urbana, IL 70 0.70 3.10 (4) $84,470
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 140 0.64 2.84 (8) (8)
Honolulu, HI 250 0.60 2.64 (4) $55,760
Springfield, MA-CT 160 0.57 2.53 (4) $68,590
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,260 0.55 2.41 (4) $63,580
Madison, WI 170 0.52 2.31 (4) $62,950




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 180 0.15 0.68 (4) $116,670
Fresno, CA 70 0.23 1.02 (4) $101,000
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.13 0.55 (4) $99,550
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,400 0.28 1.23 (4) $92,710
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 70 0.18 0.81 (4) $84,890
Champaign-Urbana, IL 70 0.70 3.10 (4) $84,470
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.09 0.40 (4) $83,840
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 100 0.40 1.76 (4) $83,320
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 50 0.12 0.52 (4) $82,170
Colorado Springs, CO 80 0.31 1.38 (4) $80,440

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)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 80 3.79 16.77 (4) $68,490
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 2.28 (8) (8)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.27 1.20 (4) $68,480
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.43 1.91 (4) $53,710
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.35 1.56 (4) $55,070

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 80 3.79 16.77 (4) $68,490
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 2.30 (4) $79,180
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 2.28 (8) (8)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.43 1.91 (4) $53,710
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 1.74 (8) (8)

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)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.18 (4) $81,310
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 2.30 (4) $79,180
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 0.95 (4) $78,420
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 1.19 (4) $76,210
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $74,840


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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