Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine. Excludes "Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary" (25-1072) and "Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary" (25-1042) who teach medical science.


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)
152,130 2.2 % (4) $100,370 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $38,060 $53,170 $81,140 $130,100 (5)
(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 118,110 4.07 (4) $107,470
Junior Colleges 20,690 2.71 (4) $62,650
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,420 0.10 (4) $125,530
Technical and Trade Schools 4,740 3.06 (4) $51,840
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 1,330 1.71 (4) $63,190

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 118,110 4.07 (4) $107,470
Technical and Trade Schools 4,740 3.06 (4) $51,840
Junior Colleges 20,690 2.71 (4) $62,650
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 1,330 1.71 (4) $63,190
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 990 0.43 (4) $202,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 990 0.43 (4) $202,150
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,420 0.10 (4) $125,530
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 118,110 4.07 (4) $107,470
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 1,330 1.71 (4) $63,190
Junior Colleges 20,690 2.71 (4) $62,650


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 15,330 1.45 1.24 (4) $111,930
California 13,650 0.95 0.82 (4) $89,310
New York 12,770 1.49 1.28 (4) $125,070
Florida 9,400 1.29 1.11 (4) $92,710
North Carolina 7,520 1.94 1.66 (4) $121,840




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)
North Carolina 7,520 1.94 1.66 (4) $121,840
Wisconsin 4,600 1.72 1.47 (4) $69,410
Connecticut 2,770 1.71 1.46 (8) (8)
Colorado 3,710 1.66 1.43 (4) $126,680
Iowa 2,400 1.63 1.40 (4) $123,740




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 730 0.94 0.81 (4) $143,320
District of Columbia 1,010 1.54 1.32 (4) $136,770
Washington 2,860 1.03 0.89 (4) $129,330
Colorado 3,710 1.66 1.43 (4) $126,680
New York 12,770 1.49 1.28 (4) $125,070





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 5,900 1.14 0.98 (4) $129,780
Baltimore-Towson, MD 3,390 2.69 2.31 (4) $65,530
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,260 1.55 1.33 (4) $84,740
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 3,090 2.51 2.15 (4) $138,800
Columbus, OH 2,960 3.24 2.77 (4) $80,030
Pittsburgh, PA 2,890 2.56 2.19 (4) $74,990
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,840 2.02 1.73 (4) $129,620
Gainesville, FL 2,600 21.89 18.75 (4) $114,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,520 0.65 0.56 (4) $96,770
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,440 1.39 1.19 (4) $103,300




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)
Gainesville, FL 2,600 21.89 18.75 (4) $114,700
Ann Arbor, MI 2,380 12.28 10.52 (4) $164,840
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 1,030 5.27 4.51 (4) $48,680
Lexington-Fayette, KY 1,290 5.25 4.49 (4) $73,790
Madison, WI 1,710 5.13 4.40 (4) $80,900
College Station-Bryan, TX 390 4.16 3.57 (4) $89,010
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 1,010 3.29 2.82 (4) $169,670
Columbus, OH 2,960 3.24 2.77 (4) $80,030
Tucson, AZ 1,050 3.02 2.59 (4) $144,560
Rochester, NY 1,470 2.97 2.55 (4) $128,610




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)
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 1,010 3.29 2.82 (4) $169,670
Ann Arbor, MI 2,380 12.28 10.52 (4) $164,840
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,080 2.54 2.18 (4) $150,090
Tucson, AZ 1,050 3.02 2.59 (4) $144,560
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) (4) $140,130
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 3,090 2.51 2.15 (4) $138,800
Reno-Sparks, NV 380 2.01 1.72 (4) $136,390
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,900 1.14 0.98 (4) $129,780
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,840 2.02 1.73 (4) $129,620
Rochester, NY 1,470 2.97 2.55 (4) $128,610

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 390 1.85 1.58 (4) $64,680
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 260 1.65 1.41 (4) $92,750
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 250 0.65 0.56 (4) $53,880
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 0.63 0.54 (4) $75,330
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 170 1.30 1.12 (4) $78,860

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)
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 2.09 1.79 (8) (8)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 390 1.85 1.58 (4) $64,680
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 260 1.65 1.41 (4) $92,750
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 120 1.33 1.14 (8) (8)
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 170 1.30 1.12 (4) $78,860

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 130 0.65 0.56 (4) $93,200
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 260 1.65 1.41 (4) $92,750
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 160 1.05 0.90 (4) $82,710
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 170 1.30 1.12 (4) $78,860
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 0.63 0.54 (4) $75,330


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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $90.00 per hour or $187,199 per year.

(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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