Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. 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)
72,680 1.3 % (4) $67,980 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $32,110 $43,540 $60,040 $83,310 $115,530
(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 42,040 1.45 (4) $68,670
Junior Colleges 29,280 3.83 (4) $67,620
Other Schools and Instruction 840 0.24 (4) $55,450
Technical and Trade Schools 330 0.21 (4) $50,350
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 150 0.19 (4) $55,440

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 29,280 3.83 (4) $67,620
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 42,040 1.45 (4) $68,670
Other Schools and Instruction 840 0.24 (4) $55,450
Technical and Trade Schools 330 0.21 (4) $50,350
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 150 0.19 (4) $55,440

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 42,040 1.45 (4) $68,670
Junior Colleges 29,280 3.83 (4) $67,620
Educational Support Services 40 0.03 (4) $58,810
Other Schools and Instruction 840 0.24 (4) $55,450
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 150 0.19 (4) $55,440


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 7,100 0.50 0.89 (4) $93,170
New York 6,630 0.78 1.39 (4) $87,040
Pennsylvania 4,610 0.82 1.48 (4) $73,490
Texas 4,410 0.42 0.75 (4) $56,990
Ohio 3,400 0.67 1.21 (4) $62,650




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)
Rhode Island 460 1.01 1.81 (4) $78,840
Vermont 260 0.90 1.61 (8) (8)
North Carolina 3,230 0.83 1.50 (4) $62,230
Pennsylvania 4,610 0.82 1.48 (4) $73,490
District of Columbia 520 0.80 1.44 (4) $63,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,100 0.50 0.89 (4) $93,170
New York 6,630 0.78 1.39 (4) $87,040
Alaska 80 0.25 0.45 (4) $80,380
Rhode Island 460 1.01 1.81 (4) $78,840
New Hampshire 330 0.54 0.97 (4) $78,800





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 3,660 0.71 1.27 (4) $103,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,840 0.48 0.85 (4) $107,120
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,830 0.50 0.90 (4) $49,070
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,570 0.86 1.54 (4) $71,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,490 0.64 1.14 (4) $74,760
Ann Arbor, MI 1,210 6.24 11.19 (4) $74,120
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,060 0.83 1.49 (4) $50,800
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,000 0.79 1.42 (4) $77,090
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 950 0.56 1.00 (4) $75,510
Pittsburgh, PA 940 0.83 1.49 (4) $76,630




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 1,210 6.24 11.19 (4) $74,120
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 160 2.57 4.61 (4) $53,590
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 320 2.56 4.59 (4) $64,600
Salisbury, MD 120 2.32 4.15 (4) $49,030
Provo-Orem, UT 340 1.89 3.39 (4) $63,160
Bowling Green, KY 100 1.76 3.16 (4) $51,920
Terre Haute, IN 110 1.67 2.99 (8) (8)
Pocatello, ID 50 1.47 2.63 (4) $44,230
Columbia, MO 130 1.47 2.63 (4) $53,920
Syracuse, NY 420 1.40 2.50 (4) $63,450




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 510 0.44 0.78 (4) $110,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,840 0.48 0.85 (4) $107,120
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,660 0.71 1.27 (4) $103,740
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.32 0.57 (4) $92,950
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 390 0.41 0.73 (4) $90,640
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $88,570
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 140 0.57 1.03 (4) $87,420
Evansville, IN-KY (8) (8) (8) (4) $86,280
Winston-Salem, NC 110 0.57 1.01 (4) $85,950
Tallahassee, FL 130 0.85 1.53 (4) $85,450

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 0.70 1.25 (4) $55,630
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 260 1.40 2.51 (8) (8)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 230 0.78 1.41 (4) $53,650
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 200 0.75 1.34 (4) $59,970
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 190 1.65 2.96 (4) $60,240

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 110 5.10 9.14 (4) $83,960
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 100 3.53 6.34 (4) $81,860
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 1.94 3.48 (4) $58,570
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 140 1.77 3.18 (4) $52,940
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 190 1.65 2.96 (4) $60,240

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)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 110 5.10 9.14 (4) $83,960
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 100 3.53 6.34 (4) $81,860
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $78,630
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 170 1.00 1.79 (4) $77,340
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.47 0.84 (4) $75,010


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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