Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. 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)
34,350 1.9 % (4) $79,870 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $36,330 $51,450 $72,200 $101,800 $137,080
(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 20,350 0.70 (4) $89,410
Junior Colleges 12,620 1.65 (4) $66,330
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 670 0.86 (4) $64,840
Technical and Trade Schools 590 0.38 (4) $58,680
Other Schools and Instruction 80 0.02 (4) $67,970

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 12,620 1.65 (4) $66,330
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 670 0.86 (4) $64,840
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,350 0.70 (4) $89,410
Technical and Trade Schools 590 0.38 (4) $58,680
Other Schools and Instruction 80 0.02 (4) $67,970

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 20,350 0.70 (4) $89,410
Other Schools and Instruction 80 0.02 (4) $67,970
Junior Colleges 12,620 1.65 (4) $66,330
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 670 0.86 (4) $64,840
Technical and Trade Schools 590 0.38 (4) $58,680


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 3,110 0.22 0.82 (4) $96,090
New York 2,300 0.27 1.02 (4) $88,870
Texas 1,930 0.18 0.69 (4) $76,340
Florida 1,810 0.25 0.94 (4) $84,910
Ohio 1,760 0.35 1.32 (4) $70,630




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)
West Virginia 500 0.70 2.64 (4) $63,400
Utah 600 0.50 1.89 (4) $80,630
Michigan 1,740 0.44 1.68 (4) $99,100
Virginia 1,410 0.39 1.49 (4) $76,340
North Carolina 1,480 0.38 1.45 (4) $73,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 800 0.25 0.94 (4) $103,980
Rhode Island 130 0.29 1.10 (4) $102,930
District of Columbia 140 0.21 0.80 (4) $99,430
Michigan 1,740 0.44 1.68 (4) $99,100
Alaska 70 0.22 0.85 (4) $97,210





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.29 1.09 (4) $107,760
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,100 0.21 0.81 (4) $96,040
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,060 0.29 1.10 (4) $60,090
Ann Arbor, MI 890 4.58 17.38 (4) $122,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 740 0.31 1.19 (4) $93,110
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 650 0.36 1.36 (4) $84,060
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 610 0.35 1.34 (4) $85,950
St. Louis, MO-IL 490 0.38 1.46 (4) $52,280
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 470 0.65 2.48 (4) $75,340
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 460 0.36 1.38 (4) $75,980




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 890 4.58 17.38 (4) $122,620
Provo-Orem, UT 230 1.31 4.97 (4) $80,870
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 150 1.22 4.62 (4) $95,610
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 120 1.14 4.34 (4) $67,490
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 200 1.00 3.80 (4) $67,790
Goldsboro, NC 40 0.92 3.49 (4) $51,060
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 100 0.89 3.37 (4) $58,090
Syracuse, NY 250 0.83 3.14 (4) $76,910
Bowling Green, KY 50 0.79 2.99 (4) $83,930
Tuscaloosa, AL 70 0.78 2.96 (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)
Athens-Clarke County, GA 40 0.45 1.72 (4) $131,710
Ann Arbor, MI 890 4.58 17.38 (4) $122,620
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 420 0.24 0.92 (4) $120,330
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 100 0.38 1.44 (4) $115,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.29 1.09 (4) $107,760
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 50 0.38 1.45 (4) $107,060
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 170 0.19 0.73 (4) $104,570
Tallahassee, FL 80 0.49 1.87 (4) $102,370
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 140 0.26 0.99 (4) $99,920
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 310 0.33 1.23 (4) $99,670

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 140 0.38 1.42 (4) $56,660
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.66 2.51 (4) $62,810
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.35 1.33 (4) $56,730
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.38 1.43 (4) $52,790
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.33 1.26 (4) $74,460

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 90 4.00 15.18 (4) $85,400
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 30 1.13 4.30 (4) $92,460
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.83 3.14 (4) $90,900
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.66 2.51 (4) $62,810
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.50 1.91 (4) $56,570

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)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 1.24 (4) $92,900
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 30 1.13 4.30 (4) $92,460
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.83 3.14 (4) $90,900
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 90 4.00 15.18 (4) $85,400
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 1.56 (4) $80,120


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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