Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

25-1064 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in geography. 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)
4,440 2.5 % (4) $74,690 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $37,130 $52,250 $71,320 $93,270 $118,430
(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 3,470 0.12 (4) $77,060
Junior Colleges 970 0.13 (4) $66,160

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 970 0.13 (4) $66,160
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,470 0.12 (4) $77,060

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 3,470 0.12 (4) $77,060
Junior Colleges 970 0.13 (4) $66,160


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)
Pennsylvania 360 0.06 1.93 (4) $78,270
New York 310 0.03 1.06 (4) $83,520
Illinois 280 0.05 1.50 (4) $69,200
California 280 0.02 0.57 (4) $76,940
Texas 200 0.02 0.53 (4) $73,370




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)
Vermont 40 0.14 4.19 (4) $74,920
Hawaii 50 0.08 2.43 (4) $74,730
Montana 30 0.07 2.08 (4) $86,390
West Virginia 50 0.06 1.97 (4) $67,860
Pennsylvania 360 0.06 1.93 (4) $78,270




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 40 0.05 1.40 (4) $91,900
New Jersey 60 0.01 0.45 (4) $89,140
Montana 30 0.07 2.08 (4) $86,390
New York 310 0.03 1.06 (4) $83,520
Michigan 130 0.03 0.95 (4) $82,620





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 170 0.05 1.41 (4) $64,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 150 0.06 1.93 (4) $81,510
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 140 0.08 2.31 (4) $75,580
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.01 0.45 (4) $101,750
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 80 0.06 1.79 (8) (8)
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 70 0.08 2.31 (4) $71,750
Syracuse, NY 50 0.18 5.40 (4) $77,080
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.95 (4) $75,570
Worcester, MA-CT 40 0.18 5.45 (4) $78,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.32 (4) $90,950




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)
Worcester, MA-CT 40 0.18 5.45 (4) $78,080
Syracuse, NY 50 0.18 5.40 (4) $77,080
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 40 0.15 4.60 (4) $75,620
Honolulu, HI 40 0.09 2.69 (4) $76,550
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 140 0.08 2.31 (4) $75,580
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 70 0.08 2.31 (4) $71,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 150 0.06 1.93 (4) $81,510
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 80 0.06 1.79 (8) (8)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 40 0.05 1.39 (4) $66,290
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 170 0.05 1.41 (4) $64,750




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)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.02 0.71 (4) $104,460
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.01 0.45 (4) $101,750
Columbus, OH 40 0.04 1.22 (4) $98,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.32 (4) $90,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 150 0.06 1.93 (4) $81,510
Worcester, MA-CT 40 0.18 5.45 (4) $78,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 40 0.02 0.72 (4) $77,730
Syracuse, NY 50 0.18 5.40 (4) $77,080
Honolulu, HI 40 0.09 2.69 (4) $76,550
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 40 0.15 4.60 (4) $75,620


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