Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
10,890 2.3 % (4) $90,340 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $41,680 $58,050 $81,780 $114,580 $149,920
(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 8,030 0.27 (4) $92,090
Junior Colleges 2,850 0.37 (4) $85,540

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 2,850 0.37 (4) $85,540
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 8,030 0.27 (4) $92,090

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 8,030 0.27 (4) $92,090
Junior Colleges 2,850 0.37 (4) $85,540


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 1,860 0.12 1.52 (4) $109,500
Texas 990 0.09 1.09 (4) $84,700
Pennsylvania 880 0.16 1.92 (4) $80,580
New York 820 0.09 1.16 (4) $99,130
Wisconsin 460 0.17 2.09 (4) $89,840




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)
Maine 230 0.40 4.91 (4) $76,770
North Dakota 120 0.26 3.26 (4) $83,850
Wyoming 50 0.18 2.18 (8) (8)
Wisconsin 460 0.17 2.09 (4) $89,840
Vermont 50 0.16 1.93 (4) $68,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indiana 160 0.06 0.70 (4) $111,050
New Jersey 90 0.02 0.29 (4) $110,780
California 1,860 0.12 1.52 (4) $109,500
Maryland 90 0.03 0.42 (4) $104,220
Massachusetts 190 0.06 0.70 (4) $103,720





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 630 0.16 1.94 (4) $97,680
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 420 0.22 2.77 (4) $85,460
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 360 0.07 0.82 (4) $99,350
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 230 0.08 1.02 (4) $87,160
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 220 0.15 1.83 (4) $93,200
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 180 0.14 1.73 (4) $120,420
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 170 0.07 0.88 (4) $98,710
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.11 1.39 (4) $131,440
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 160 0.04 0.54 (4) $65,900
Pittsburgh, PA 160 0.14 1.75 (4) $69,160




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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 130 0.46 5.70 (4) $111,200
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 70 0.34 4.22 (4) $50,780
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 420 0.22 2.77 (4) $85,460
Syracuse, NY 50 0.18 2.21 (4) $94,000
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 150 0.17 2.07 (4) $108,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 630 0.16 1.94 (4) $97,680
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 220 0.15 1.83 (4) $93,200
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 180 0.14 1.73 (4) $120,420
Rochester, NY 70 0.14 1.70 (8) (8)
Pittsburgh, PA 160 0.14 1.75 (4) $69,160




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)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.11 1.39 (4) $131,440
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 70 0.06 0.71 (4) $123,810
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 80 0.05 0.57 (4) $122,590
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 180 0.14 1.73 (4) $120,420
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 120 0.14 1.80 (4) $112,290
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 130 0.46 5.70 (4) $111,200
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 100 0.12 1.47 (4) $109,010
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 150 0.17 2.07 (4) $108,100
Columbus, OH 80 0.09 1.06 (4) $105,510
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 360 0.07 0.82 (4) $99,350

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.87 (4) $76,850
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.83 (4) $71,590
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 2.30 (4) $60,130

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 40 0.23 2.83 (4) $71,590
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.87 (4) $76,850
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 2.30 (4) $60,130

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 0.23 2.87 (4) $76,850
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.83 (4) $71,590
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 2.30 (4) $60,130
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $57,400


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015