Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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) $92,540 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $42,850 $59,280 $83,150 $116,530 $152,310
(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 8,080 0.27 (4) $96,990
Junior Colleges 2,750 0.36 (4) $79,970

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 2,750 0.36 (4) $79,970
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 8,080 0.27 (4) $96,990

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 8,080 0.27 (4) $96,990
Junior Colleges 2,750 0.36 (4) $79,970


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 1,790 0.12 1.46 (4) $104,140
Texas 1,050 0.09 1.15 (4) $93,080
Pennsylvania 890 0.16 1.97 (4) $84,590
New York 760 0.08 1.07 (4) $100,070
Washington 400 0.13 1.68 (4) $83,390




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 5.01 (4) $77,630
North Dakota 100 0.23 2.92 (4) $85,360
New Hampshire 130 0.20 2.58 (4) $78,880
Wyoming 50 0.17 2.19 (4) $88,140
Utah 210 0.16 2.00 (4) $99,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indiana 140 0.05 0.58 (4) $120,700
Massachusetts 280 0.08 1.03 (4) $113,630
Maryland 100 0.04 0.47 (4) $105,450
California 1,790 0.12 1.46 (4) $104,140
Arizona 290 0.11 1.43 (4) $101,100





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 670 0.16 2.07 (4) $98,510
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 390 0.44 5.63 (4) $87,690
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 340 0.05 0.66 (4) $101,820
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 300 0.10 1.30 (4) $106,150
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 230 0.15 1.89 (4) $94,700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 180 0.08 0.96 (4) $100,040
Pittsburgh, PA 170 0.15 1.93 (4) $79,710
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.11 1.37 (4) $122,750
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 160 0.09 1.18 (4) $124,170
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 160 0.12 1.51 (4) $114,510




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)
Portland-South Portland, ME 90 0.45 5.64 (4) $58,780
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 390 0.44 5.63 (4) $87,690
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 90 0.33 4.14 (4) $106,530
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.16 2.04 (4) $104,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 670 0.16 2.07 (4) $98,510
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 230 0.15 1.89 (4) $94,700
Pittsburgh, PA 170 0.15 1.93 (4) $79,710
Knoxville, TN 60 0.15 1.91 (4) $69,060
Austin-Round Rock, TX 130 0.14 1.72 (4) $103,830
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 60 0.14 1.72 (4) $78,250




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)
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ (8) (8) (8) (4) $146,890
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 160 0.09 1.18 (4) $124,170
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.11 1.37 (4) $122,750
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 60 0.04 0.55 (4) $116,090
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 160 0.12 1.51 (4) $114,510
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 50 0.04 0.50 (4) $112,910
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 90 0.33 4.14 (4) $106,530
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 300 0.10 1.30 (4) $106,150
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.16 2.04 (4) $104,290
Austin-Round Rock, TX 130 0.14 1.72 (4) $103,830

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)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 2.37 (4) $41,490
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 2.48 (4) $64,890
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 2.84 (4) $81,070
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 4.34 (4) $73,240

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)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 4.34 (4) $73,240
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 2.84 (4) $81,070
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 2.48 (4) $64,890
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 2.37 (4) $41,490

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 0.22 2.84 (4) $81,070
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 4.34 (4) $73,240
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 2.48 (4) $64,890
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 2.37 (4) $41,490


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016