Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). 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)
29,810 3.1 % (4) $66,730 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $33,250 $44,620 $58,670 $78,980 $111,660
(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 19,170 0.66 (4) $66,750
Junior Colleges 6,120 0.80 (4) $76,630
Other Schools and Instruction 4,460 1.26 (4) $53,130

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction 4,460 1.26 (4) $53,130
Junior Colleges 6,120 0.80 (4) $76,630
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 19,170 0.66 (4) $66,750

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 6,120 0.80 (4) $76,630
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 19,170 0.66 (4) $66,750
Other Schools and Instruction 4,460 1.26 (4) $53,130


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 3,520 0.25 1.08 (4) $80,840
New York 2,590 0.30 1.33 (4) $85,300
Pennsylvania 1,670 0.30 1.31 (4) $71,790
Texas 1,480 0.14 0.61 (4) $58,930
Massachusetts 1,480 0.46 2.02 (4) $69,280




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)
District of Columbia 570 0.87 3.82 (4) $59,430
Hawaii 290 0.49 2.13 (4) $55,480
Massachusetts 1,480 0.46 2.02 (4) $69,280
Rhode Island 200 0.44 1.94 (4) $75,800
Oregon 680 0.42 1.85 (4) $58,350




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 2,590 0.30 1.33 (4) $85,300
New Hampshire 140 0.23 1.01 (4) $82,440
California 3,520 0.25 1.08 (4) $80,840
Connecticut 430 0.27 1.16 (4) $78,740
Rhode Island 200 0.44 1.94 (4) $75,800





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 1,570 0.30 1.33 (4) $96,860
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.64 2.80 (4) $64,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,310 0.34 1.48 (4) $78,640
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 610 0.17 0.73 (4) $40,190
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 570 0.31 1.36 (4) $72,850
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 510 0.56 2.47 (4) $75,740
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 490 0.49 2.13 (4) $55,330
Columbus, OH 350 0.38 1.67 (4) $71,110
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 350 0.43 1.89 (4) $57,810
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 340 0.20 0.86 (4) $66,710




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)
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 120 0.98 4.27 (4) $66,360
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 60 0.94 4.09 (4) $49,210
Champaign-Urbana, IL 70 0.75 3.28 (4) $83,410
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 200 0.73 3.21 (4) $67,960
Grand Forks, ND-MN 30 0.69 3.03 (4) $59,130
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.64 2.80 (4) $64,880
Honolulu, HI 260 0.60 2.60 (4) $56,840
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 510 0.56 2.47 (4) $75,740
Madison, WI 170 0.52 2.26 (4) $63,400
Syracuse, NY 150 0.49 2.14 (4) $57,850




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 140 0.12 0.51 (4) $109,720
New Haven, CT 120 0.43 1.89 (4) $100,780
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,570 0.30 1.33 (4) $96,860
Fresno, CA 40 0.13 0.56 (4) $93,410
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.11 0.47 (4) $91,870
Colorado Springs, CO 100 0.40 1.75 (4) $87,320
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 90 0.39 1.68 (4) $85,500
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 210 0.22 0.95 (4) $84,220
Champaign-Urbana, IL 70 0.75 3.28 (4) $83,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,310 0.34 1.48 (4) $78,640

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.41 1.79 (4) $70,330
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.51 2.24 (4) $82,050
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.53 2.32 (4) $56,830
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 80 3.77 16.47 (4) $69,650
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 2.01 (4) $53,910

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 80 3.77 16.47 (4) $69,650
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.47 6.43 (8) (8)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.53 2.32 (4) $56,830
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.51 2.24 (4) $82,050
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.49 2.14 (4) $50,040

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)
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 2.05 (4) $85,330
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.51 2.24 (4) $82,050
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 0.83 (4) $80,310
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 1.35 (4) $71,940
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.41 1.79 (4) $70,330


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.

(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

Recommend this page using: