Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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.


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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)
50,230 1.4 % (4) $87,080 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $40,280 $54,340 $75,740 $107,260 $149,480
(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 34,680 1.18 (4) $91,820
Junior Colleges 13,660 1.79 (4) $67,930
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 40 0.05 (4) $64,020

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 13,660 1.79 (4) $67,930
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 34,680 1.18 (4) $91,820
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 40 0.05 (4) $64,020

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 (8) (8) (4) $112,670
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 34,680 1.18 (4) $91,820
Junior Colleges 13,660 1.79 (4) $67,930
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 40 0.05 (4) $64,020


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)
Pennsylvania 4,240 0.76 1.99 (4) $100,340
California 3,660 0.25 0.66 (4) $100,260
New York 3,410 0.39 1.04 (4) $90,250
Texas 3,330 0.31 0.81 (4) $83,050
Massachusetts 2,410 0.74 1.95 (4) $109,380




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 1,860 1.01 2.66 (4) $124,460
Hawaii 570 0.95 2.50 (4) $110,720
District of Columbia 620 0.93 2.45 (4) $105,800
Pennsylvania 4,240 0.76 1.99 (4) $100,340
Massachusetts 2,410 0.74 1.95 (4) $109,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 1,860 1.01 2.66 (4) $124,460
Hawaii 570 0.95 2.50 (4) $110,720
Massachusetts 2,410 0.74 1.95 (4) $109,380
North Dakota 260 0.62 1.65 (4) $108,400
District of Columbia 620 0.93 2.45 (4) $105,800





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)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,250 1.22 3.22 (4) $109,790
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,710 0.98 2.58 (4) $116,530
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,610 0.31 0.81 (4) $105,730
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 1,370 2.79 7.35 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,200 0.51 1.34 (4) $100,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 990 0.25 0.66 (4) $98,460
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 910 0.33 0.87 (4) $100,360
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 820 0.22 0.59 (4) $70,940
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 720 0.56 1.48 (4) $114,880
Pittsburgh, PA 680 0.60 1.58 (4) $96,520




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)
Columbia, MO 260 2.91 7.67 (4) $113,390
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 1,370 2.79 7.35 (8) (8)
Manhattan, KS 110 2.11 5.57 (4) $81,190
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 460 1.65 4.36 (4) $105,500
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 100 1.57 4.15 (4) $64,900
Harrisonburg, VA 90 1.48 3.90 (4) $84,410
Provo-Orem, UT 240 1.30 3.44 (4) $74,830
Greenville, NC 90 1.23 3.26 (4) $79,350
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,250 1.22 3.22 (4) $109,790
Honolulu, HI 510 1.15 3.05 (4) $116,380




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 160 0.72 1.91 (4) $123,840
Salt Lake City, UT 240 0.38 0.99 (4) $121,820
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,710 0.98 2.58 (4) $116,530
Honolulu, HI 510 1.15 3.05 (4) $116,380
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 720 0.56 1.48 (4) $114,880
Columbia, MO 260 2.91 7.67 (4) $113,390
Erie, PA 100 0.77 2.05 (4) $112,310
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,250 1.22 3.22 (4) $109,790
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 50 0.08 0.22 (4) $109,780
Ann Arbor, MI 120 0.60 1.58 (4) $108,430

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 250 0.66 1.74 (4) $66,400
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 160 0.84 2.20 (4) $73,060
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 150 0.70 1.85 (4) $69,820
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.77 2.04 (4) $57,970
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.45 1.19 (4) $55,400

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 4.21 11.10 (4) $99,050
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.56 4.11 (8) (8)
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 1.05 2.78 (4) $72,380
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 90 0.90 0.00 (4) $95,680
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.85 2.24 (4) $83,140

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)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 1.09 (4) $104,850
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 100 4.21 11.10 (4) $99,050
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 90 0.90 0.00 (4) $95,680
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 100 0.61 1.61 (4) $84,920
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.67 1.78 (4) $84,560


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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