Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research. Excludes "Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary" (25-1042) who teach biochemistry.


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)
21,460 1.6 % (4) $86,070 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $41,800 $55,250 $75,060 $104,150 $145,300
(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 16,640 0.56 (4) $89,510
Junior Colleges 4,810 0.64 (4) $74,280

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 4,810 0.64 (4) $74,280
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 16,640 0.56 (4) $89,510

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 16,640 0.56 (4) $89,510
Junior Colleges 4,810 0.64 (4) $74,280


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)
New York 2,460 0.27 1.76 (4) $98,060
Texas 1,740 0.15 0.96 (4) $81,430
California 1,640 0.11 0.68 (4) $120,080
Pennsylvania 1,640 0.29 1.84 (4) $84,880
North Carolina 830 0.20 1.29 (4) $76,100




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)
Pennsylvania 1,640 0.29 1.84 (4) $84,880
New York 2,460 0.27 1.76 (4) $98,060
Vermont 80 0.25 1.63 (4) $85,710
Montana 110 0.24 1.52 (4) $62,750
Massachusetts 790 0.23 1.50 (4) $106,810




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,640 0.11 0.68 (4) $120,080
Massachusetts 790 0.23 1.50 (4) $106,810
District of Columbia 110 0.16 1.04 (4) $105,770
Utah 270 0.20 1.30 (4) $100,340
New York 2,460 0.27 1.76 (4) $98,060





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,490 0.23 1.48 (4) $106,850
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 560 0.64 4.11 (4) $96,010
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 550 0.19 1.20 (4) $86,970
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 410 0.11 0.73 (4) $87,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 400 0.10 0.63 (4) $119,260
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 360 0.15 0.93 (4) $68,220
Pittsburgh, PA 320 0.28 1.80 (4) $81,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 280 0.12 0.75 (4) $81,060
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 280 0.16 1.03 (4) $118,080
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 260 0.19 1.22 (4) $127,080




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)
College Station-Bryan, TX 100 1.00 6.43 (4) $129,200
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 40 0.79 5.09 (8) (8)
Harrisonburg, VA 40 0.72 4.60 (8) (8)
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 90 0.68 4.35 (8) (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 560 0.64 4.11 (4) $96,010
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 170 0.58 3.73 (4) $110,230
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 40 0.54 3.44 (4) $58,430
Worcester, MA-CT 140 0.51 3.31 (4) $104,260
Tuscaloosa, AL 50 0.47 3.00 (4) $96,630
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 80 0.46 2.98 (4) $82,860




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)
College Station-Bryan, TX 100 1.00 6.43 (4) $129,200
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 260 0.19 1.22 (4) $127,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 400 0.10 0.63 (4) $119,260
Fresno, CA 40 0.12 0.75 (4) $118,440
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 280 0.16 1.03 (4) $118,080
Salt Lake City, UT 130 0.20 1.29 (4) $117,950
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 120 0.09 0.58 (4) $116,560
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 70 0.07 0.42 (4) $115,080
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.12 0.75 (4) $114,600
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 170 0.58 3.73 (4) $110,230

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)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 90 0.56 3.57 (4) $91,280
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 70 0.22 1.41 (4) $82,170
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 2.46 (4) $65,990
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.49 3.14 (4) $69,380
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 2.29 (4) $67,790

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)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 90 0.56 3.57 (4) $91,280
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 3.53 (4) $71,020
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.49 3.14 (4) $69,380
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 2.86 (4) $63,340
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.41 2.64 (4) $65,420

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)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 90 0.56 3.57 (4) $91,280
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 70 0.22 1.41 (4) $82,170
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 1.53 (4) $81,480
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 0.94 (4) $78,900
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 2.29 (4) $76,370


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