Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in biological sciences. 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)
50,040 1.6 % (4) $87,060 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $39,930 $53,060 $74,180 $106,300 $151,940
(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 35,140 1.21 (4) $92,870
Junior Colleges 13,310 1.74 (4) $64,980
Scientific Research and Development Services 180 0.03 (4) $152,100
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 50 0.07 (8) (8)

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 13,310 1.74 (4) $64,980
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 35,140 1.21 (4) $92,870
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 50 0.07 (8) (8)
Scientific Research and Development Services 180 0.03 (4) $152,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 180 0.03 (4) $152,100
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 35,140 1.21 (4) $92,870
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (8) (8) (4) $81,890
Junior Colleges 13,310 1.74 (4) $64,980


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)
Texas 4,560 0.43 1.12 (4) $103,160
Pennsylvania 3,900 0.70 1.82 (4) $99,580
California 3,400 0.24 0.62 (4) $101,180
New York 3,260 0.38 0.99 (4) $85,180
Massachusetts 2,190 0.69 1.78 (4) $110,740




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)
Alabama 1,740 0.95 2.48 (4) $125,800
Hawaii 550 0.93 2.43 (4) $109,700
District of Columbia 550 0.83 2.17 (4) $104,360
New Hampshire 490 0.81 2.10 (4) $117,480
Pennsylvania 3,900 0.70 1.82 (4) $99,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 1,740 0.95 2.48 (4) $125,800
New Hampshire 490 0.81 2.10 (4) $117,480
Massachusetts 2,190 0.69 1.78 (4) $110,740
Hawaii 550 0.93 2.43 (4) $109,700
District of Columbia 550 0.83 2.17 (4) $104,360





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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,980 0.75 1.95 (8) (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,890 1.04 2.70 (4) $109,800
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,560 0.30 0.79 (4) $100,390
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,470 0.86 2.23 (4) $121,560
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.30 0.78 (4) $51,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.46 1.20 (4) $100,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 880 0.23 0.59 (4) $108,080
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 740 0.43 1.11 (4) $91,940
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 700 0.56 1.45 (4) $110,890
Pittsburgh, PA 630 0.56 1.46 (4) $95,030




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)
Odessa, TX 200 2.94 7.65 (4) $96,510
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 110 1.74 4.54 (4) $63,480
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 400 1.46 3.79 (4) $104,250
Provo-Orem, UT 250 1.41 3.67 (4) $74,530
Columbia, MO 120 1.35 3.52 (4) $60,780
Lafayette, IN 110 1.31 3.40 (4) $95,170
Salisbury, MD 60 1.27 3.31 (4) $65,660
Honolulu, HI 500 1.15 2.99 (4) $114,450
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 490 1.14 2.97 (4) $79,240
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,890 1.04 2.70 (4) $109,800




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)
Trenton-Ewing, NJ (8) (8) (8) (4) $124,520
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,470 0.86 2.23 (4) $121,560
Honolulu, HI 500 1.15 2.99 (4) $114,450
Rochester, NY 130 0.26 0.67 (4) $113,040
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 700 0.56 1.45 (4) $110,890
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,890 1.04 2.70 (4) $109,800
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 240 0.24 0.63 (4) $109,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 880 0.23 0.59 (4) $108,080
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 400 1.46 3.79 (4) $104,250
Madison, WI 200 0.61 1.59 (4) $103,380

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 270 0.69 1.80 (4) $63,230
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 160 0.56 1.47 (4) $55,110
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.81 2.10 (4) $57,820
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 120 0.64 1.67 (4) $75,760
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 120 0.69 1.80 (4) $56,070

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 100 4.50 11.71 (4) $95,960
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.51 3.93 (4) $103,530
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 0.97 2.54 (4) $80,610
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.81 2.10 (4) $57,820
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.77 2.01 (4) $56,160

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)
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.51 3.93 (4) $103,530
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 0.91 (4) $102,600
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 100 4.50 11.71 (4) $95,960
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 1.03 (4) $90,830
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 0.90 (4) $89,370


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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