Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

25-1054 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to the laws of matter and energy. 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)
14,160 1.9 % (4) $90,500 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $43,780 $58,330 $80,720 $111,610 $150,360
(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 11,800 0.40 (4) $93,920
Junior Colleges 2,250 0.29 (4) $69,780

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 11,800 0.40 (4) $93,920
Junior Colleges 2,250 0.29 (4) $69,780

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 11,800 0.40 (4) $93,920
Junior Colleges 2,250 0.29 (4) $69,780


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 1,660 0.19 1.80 (4) $104,190
California 1,130 0.07 0.71 (4) $109,560
Pennsylvania 1,110 0.20 1.88 (4) $88,640
Texas 1,100 0.10 0.94 (4) $89,880
Massachusetts 540 0.16 1.54 (4) $119,640




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)
Rhode Island 110 0.23 2.20 (4) $88,880
District of Columbia 140 0.21 2.04 (4) $96,700
Pennsylvania 1,110 0.20 1.88 (4) $88,640
New York 1,660 0.19 1.80 (4) $104,190
New Mexico 140 0.18 1.71 (4) $99,020




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 540 0.16 1.54 (4) $119,640
New Hampshire 80 0.12 1.16 (4) $111,310
California 1,130 0.07 0.71 (4) $109,560
New York 1,660 0.19 1.80 (4) $104,190
New Mexico 140 0.18 1.71 (4) $99,020





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 720 0.13 1.27 (4) $109,720
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 460 0.25 2.34 (4) $96,950
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 330 0.11 1.10 (4) $90,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.08 0.76 (4) $122,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 310 0.13 1.24 (4) $104,340
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 310 0.17 1.63 (4) $141,270
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 0.67 (4) $67,120
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 250 0.20 1.92 (4) $104,350
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 210 0.14 1.35 (4) $85,850
Pittsburgh, PA 190 0.17 1.62 (4) $89,730




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)
Ithaca, NY 80 1.52 14.49 (4) $113,460
Harrisonburg, VA 40 0.67 6.40 (4) $82,330
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 80 0.50 4.74 (4) $72,360
Ann Arbor, MI 100 0.49 4.68 (4) $133,590
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 90 0.46 4.34 (4) $100,500
Tuscaloosa, AL 40 0.41 3.94 (4) $94,850
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 100 0.35 3.38 (4) $101,630
Rochester, NY 160 0.32 3.03 (4) $148,570
Waco, TX 30 0.31 2.94 (4) $75,190
Syracuse, NY 90 0.31 2.98 (4) $86,320




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)
Rochester, NY 160 0.32 3.03 (4) $148,570
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.11 1.06 (4) $145,300
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 310 0.17 1.63 (4) $141,270
Ann Arbor, MI 100 0.49 4.68 (4) $133,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.08 0.76 (4) $122,800
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 0.64 (4) $119,740
Ithaca, NY 80 1.52 14.49 (4) $113,460
Akron, OH 50 0.15 1.38 (4) $111,030
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 720 0.13 1.27 (4) $109,720
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 140 0.10 0.98 (4) $109,060

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.31 2.92 (4) $64,800
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 1.69 (4) $91,870
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 2.67 (4) $93,350
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 2.82 (8) (8)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 1.37 (4) $80,050

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.31 2.92 (4) $64,800
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 2.82 (8) (8)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 2.67 (4) $93,350
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 2.25 (4) $82,940
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 2.28 (4) $55,420

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 50 0.28 2.67 (4) $93,350
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 1.69 (4) $91,870
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 1.74 (4) $82,960
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 2.25 (4) $82,940
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 1.37 (4) $80,050


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