Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

25-1053 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in environmental science. 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)
5,540 1.9 % (4) $88,570 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $44,830 $58,250 $78,770 $109,870 $146,530
(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 4,800 0.16 (4) $90,790
Junior Colleges 730 0.10 (4) $74,200

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,800 0.16 (4) $90,790
Junior Colleges 730 0.10 (4) $74,200

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 4,800 0.16 (4) $90,790
Junior Colleges 730 0.10 (4) $74,200


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 710 0.08 1.98 (4) $91,260
Pennsylvania 330 0.06 1.43 (4) $87,630
New Jersey 280 0.07 1.77 (4) $97,480
California 260 0.02 0.43 (4) $103,280
Texas 250 0.02 0.55 (4) $86,390




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)
Montana 130 0.30 7.38 (4) $67,340
Vermont 70 0.25 6.14 (4) $64,760
New Hampshire 100 0.16 4.03 (4) $80,480
Utah 100 0.08 1.89 (4) $95,890
New York 710 0.08 1.98 (4) $91,260




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 190 0.05 1.16 (4) $115,440
Washington 80 0.03 0.68 (4) $105,770
California 260 0.02 0.43 (4) $103,280
Arizona 130 0.05 1.28 (4) $101,730
New Jersey 280 0.07 1.77 (4) $97,480





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 510 0.08 1.98 (4) $97,630
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 190 0.21 5.32 (4) $92,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 170 0.07 1.75 (4) $95,220
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 130 0.10 2.54 (4) $75,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.02 0.58 (4) $120,860
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 90 0.05 1.30 (4) $101,440
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.08 1.87 (4) $101,720
Syracuse, NY 80 0.27 6.67 (4) $74,580
Columbus, OH 70 0.07 1.76 (4) $86,220
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 70 0.05 1.12 (8) (8)




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)
Syracuse, NY 80 0.27 6.67 (4) $74,580
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 190 0.21 5.32 (4) $92,050
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 60 0.21 5.31 (4) $109,850
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 130 0.10 2.54 (4) $75,570
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 510 0.08 1.98 (4) $97,630
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.08 1.87 (4) $101,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 170 0.07 1.75 (4) $95,220
Columbus, OH 70 0.07 1.76 (4) $86,220
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 90 0.05 1.30 (4) $101,440
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 70 0.05 1.12 (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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.02 0.58 (4) $120,860
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 60 0.21 5.31 (4) $109,850
Salt Lake City, UT 30 0.05 1.27 (4) $106,420
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.08 1.87 (4) $101,720
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 90 0.05 1.30 (4) $101,440
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 510 0.08 1.98 (4) $97,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 170 0.07 1.75 (4) $95,220
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 190 0.21 5.32 (4) $92,050
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) (4) $89,270
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.31 (4) $88,720

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)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 5.29 (4) $63,690
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.43 10.78 (4) $58,130

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)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.43 10.78 (4) $58,130
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 5.29 (4) $63,690

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)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 5.29 (4) $63,690
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.43 10.78 (4) $58,130


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