Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
20,820 1.4 % (4) $83,330 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $41,290 $53,780 $72,670 $101,110 $140,740
(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 16,020 0.55 (4) $87,930
Junior Colleges 4,790 0.63 (4) $67,960

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 4,790 0.63 (4) $67,960
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 16,020 0.55 (4) $87,930

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 16,020 0.55 (4) $87,930
Junior Colleges 4,790 0.63 (4) $67,960


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 2,440 0.28 1.80 (4) $93,670
California 1,570 0.11 0.68 (4) $106,380
Pennsylvania 1,530 0.27 1.74 (4) $85,810
Texas 1,370 0.13 0.80 (4) $84,100
Florida 870 0.12 0.74 (4) $85,260




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)
New York 2,440 0.28 1.80 (4) $93,670
District of Columbia 190 0.28 1.77 (4) $100,260
Pennsylvania 1,530 0.27 1.74 (4) $85,810
Rhode Island 110 0.24 1.52 (4) $92,660
Montana 100 0.23 1.47 (4) $70,560




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 650 0.20 1.28 (4) $107,690
California 1,570 0.11 0.68 (4) $106,380
District of Columbia 190 0.28 1.77 (4) $100,260
New Jersey 500 0.13 0.83 (4) $97,270
Utah 160 0.13 0.82 (4) $94,730





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.24 1.55 (4) $107,470
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 610 0.33 2.10 (4) $93,010
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 400 0.11 0.69 (4) $63,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 390 0.10 0.62 (4) $110,550
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 330 0.19 1.19 (4) $125,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 320 0.14 0.86 (4) $95,620
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 300 0.24 1.53 (4) $81,020
Pittsburgh, PA 300 0.26 1.66 (4) $84,000
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 250 0.09 0.58 (4) $97,380
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 240 0.10 0.65 (4) $91,890




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)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 90 1.47 9.36 (4) $72,500
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 90 0.74 4.72 (4) $94,740
La Crosse, WI-MN 40 0.50 3.20 (4) $58,180
Greenville, NC 40 0.48 3.03 (4) $66,850
Columbia, MO 40 0.47 2.99 (4) $89,170
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 190 0.45 2.89 (4) $69,870
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 110 0.40 2.55 (4) $120,390
Syracuse, NY 110 0.37 2.38 (4) $75,000
Springfield, MO 70 0.37 2.35 (8) (8)
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 40 0.37 2.37 (8) (8)




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 330 0.19 1.19 (4) $125,730
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 110 0.11 0.71 (4) $123,430
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 110 0.40 2.55 (4) $120,390
Salt Lake City, UT 100 0.16 1.00 (4) $112,980
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 90 0.10 0.63 (4) $112,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 390 0.10 0.62 (4) $110,550
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.24 1.55 (4) $107,470
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 170 0.24 1.52 (4) $103,990
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 0.51 (4) $103,120
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 110 0.09 0.59 (4) $102,000

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 80 0.47 3.02 (4) $85,300
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 2.40 (4) $59,230
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 2.31 (4) $76,140
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.29 1.84 (4) $77,580
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 3.08 (4) $72,560

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 50 2.25 14.33 (4) $108,350
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 3.08 (4) $72,560
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.47 3.01 (4) $73,410
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 80 0.47 3.02 (4) $85,300
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 2.80 (4) $71,250

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)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 50 2.25 14.33 (4) $108,350
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 2.05 (4) $98,450
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 80 0.47 3.02 (4) $85,300
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $84,790
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 1.69 (4) $84,480


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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