Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

25-3011 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors

Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in remedial education classes, preparatory classes for the General Educational Development test, literacy, or English as a Second Language. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.


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)
Wage RSE (3)
67,770 3.0 % $24.69 $51,350 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.36 $17.42 $22.77 $30.94 $39.42
Annual Wage (2) $27,790 $36,240 $47,370 $64,350 $81,990


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)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 21,700 0.26 $26.91 $55,970
Junior Colleges 20,770 2.67 $25.53 $53,100
Other Schools and Instruction 8,930 2.63 $22.54 $46,880
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,630 0.09 $22.09 $45,950
State Government (OES Designation) 2,330 0.10 $28.52 $59,330

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 20,770 2.67 $25.53 $53,100
Other Schools and Instruction 8,930 2.63 $22.54 $46,880
Technical and Trade Schools 1,010 0.64 $24.87 $51,740
Facilities Support Services 850 0.62 $20.86 $43,390
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1,970 0.59 $19.28 $40,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 80 0.05 $28.75 $59,800
State Government (OES Designation) 2,330 0.10 $28.52 $59,330
Elementary and Secondary Schools 21,700 0.26 $26.91 $55,970
Junior Colleges 20,770 2.67 $25.53 $53,100
Technical and Trade Schools 1,010 0.64 $24.87 $51,740


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 10,060 0.72 1.36 $33.39 $69,460
New York 6,570 0.78 1.47 $28.53 $59,340
Texas 4,430 0.43 0.81 $22.36 $46,500
North Carolina 4,420 1.16 2.19 $22.80 $47,430
Washington 3,200 1.18 2.23 $21.90 $45,550




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)
Washington 3,200 1.18 2.23 $21.90 $45,550
North Carolina 4,420 1.16 2.19 $22.80 $47,430
Hawaii 580 1.01 1.91 $19.63 $40,840
Wyoming 270 1.00 1.90 $18.67 $38,840
Vermont 250 0.85 1.61 $21.08 $43,850




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 1,240 0.33 0.62 $33.76 $70,210
California 10,060 0.72 1.36 $33.39 $69,460
Oregon 720 0.45 0.86 $32.73 $68,080
Wisconsin 1,680 0.64 1.21 $30.01 $62,430
New York 6,570 0.78 1.47 $28.53 $59,340





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 3,260 0.64 1.22 $29.64 $61,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,880 0.49 0.93 $35.16 $73,140
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,700 0.67 1.26 $26.15 $54,400
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,630 0.46 0.86 $20.34 $42,310
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,610 1.17 2.22 $21.95 $45,660
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,350 1.12 2.11 $32.50 $67,610
Richmond, VA 1,220 2.08 3.94 $25.21 $52,430
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,010 0.82 1.55 $28.58 $59,440
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 910 0.50 0.95 $22.26 $46,290
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 750 0.45 0.84 $22.88 $47,590




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)
Pine Bluff, AR 220 6.13 11.60 $23.58 $49,050
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 420 3.04 5.75 $21.07 $43,830
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 580 2.37 4.48 $25.56 $53,160
Bellingham, WA 170 2.32 4.40 $19.59 $40,750
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 190 2.25 4.26 $32.39 $67,370
Richmond, VA 1,220 2.08 3.94 $25.21 $52,430
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA 70 1.73 3.27 $19.31 $40,170
Yakima, WA 130 1.71 3.23 $21.80 $45,350
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 70 1.54 2.92 $21.65 $45,030
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 210 1.32 2.50 $20.59 $42,820




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)
Fresno, CA 100 0.33 0.63 $42.28 $87,950
Stockton, CA (8) (8) (8) $40.12 $83,440
Modesto, CA 90 0.61 1.15 $37.32 $77,630
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $36.95 $76,860
Madison, WI (8) (8) (8) $36.63 $76,200
Bakersfield-Delano, CA (8) (8) (8) $35.34 $73,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,880 0.49 0.93 $35.16 $73,140
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 230 0.24 0.45 $34.79 $72,370
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 230 0.45 0.86 $34.22 $71,170
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $34.19 $71,110

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)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 600 2.06 3.90 $20.40 $42,440
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 420 2.25 4.27 $18.24 $37,930
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 300 1.88 3.56 $22.76 $47,340
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 260 0.68 1.28 $20.21 $42,040
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 200 4.87 9.22 $17.22 $35,820

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)
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 200 4.87 9.22 $17.22 $35,820
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 180 2.63 4.99 $22.13 $46,030
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 170 2.58 4.89 $14.22 $29,590
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 420 2.25 4.27 $18.24 $37,930
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 600 2.06 3.90 $20.40 $42,440

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)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $40.90 $85,070
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 0.49 $32.42 $67,430
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $31.81 $66,170
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.34 $61,020
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.26 0.50 $27.64 $57,490


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.

(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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