Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

25-1051 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in the physical sciences, except chemistry and physics. 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)
10,690 2.3 % (4) $90,830 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $42,380 $57,120 $81,640 $115,640 $149,190
(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 7,870 0.27 (4) $93,840
Junior Colleges 2,790 0.37 (4) $82,560

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 2,790 0.37 (4) $82,560
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,870 0.27 (4) $93,840

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 7,870 0.27 (4) $93,840
Junior Colleges 2,790 0.37 (4) $82,560


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 1,840 0.13 1.55 (4) $109,130
Texas 860 0.08 0.97 (4) $87,610
Pennsylvania 760 0.14 1.68 (4) $88,760
New York 660 0.08 0.95 (4) $102,600
Florida 440 0.06 0.74 (4) $92,480




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)
Maine 180 0.32 3.93 (4) $73,920
North Dakota 100 0.23 2.85 (4) $78,780
Montana 90 0.21 2.60 (4) $69,100
Wyoming 50 0.19 2.40 (4) $84,000
Arizona 420 0.17 2.12 (4) $96,260




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,840 0.13 1.55 (4) $109,130
New Jersey 120 0.03 0.39 (4) $106,400
Massachusetts 210 0.06 0.79 (4) $104,590
New York 660 0.08 0.95 (4) $102,600
Indiana 190 0.07 0.83 (4) $98,580





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 680 0.17 2.12 (4) $98,880
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 340 0.06 0.79 (4) $110,700
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 310 0.17 2.10 (4) $100,360
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 240 0.09 1.07 (4) $85,030
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 230 0.18 2.19 (4) $113,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 190 0.08 1.00 (4) $102,350
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 180 0.12 1.55 (4) $96,030
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 180 0.05 0.59 (4) $67,630
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 170 0.20 2.49 (4) $110,870
Pittsburgh, PA 130 0.12 1.45 (4) $83,680




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)
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 170 0.20 2.49 (4) $110,870
Syracuse, NY 60 0.18 2.28 (4) $91,190
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 230 0.18 2.19 (4) $113,430
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 310 0.17 2.10 (4) $100,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 680 0.17 2.12 (4) $98,880
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 110 0.15 1.84 (4) $54,430
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 120 0.15 1.81 (8) (8)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 120 0.15 1.86 (4) $110,160
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 60 0.15 1.87 (4) $86,880
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 180 0.12 1.55 (4) $96,030




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 60 0.03 0.40 (4) $133,000
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.09 1.10 (4) $129,690
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 50 0.05 0.56 (4) $127,320
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 230 0.18 2.19 (4) $113,430
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 90 0.07 0.92 (4) $112,530
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 170 0.20 2.49 (4) $110,870
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 340 0.06 0.79 (4) $110,700
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 120 0.15 1.86 (4) $110,160
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) (4) $106,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 190 0.08 1.00 (4) $102,350

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)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 3.03 (4) $70,410
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 2.57 (4) $81,490
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 2.27 (4) $59,000

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)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 3.03 (4) $70,410
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 2.57 (4) $81,490
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 2.27 (4) $59,000

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 Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 2.57 (4) $81,490
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 3.03 (4) $70,410
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 2.27 (4) $59,000


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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