Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. 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)
59,980 2.0 % (4) $65,180 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $30,060 $43,550 $59,720 $79,820 $108,190
(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 50,850 1.73 (4) $65,240
Junior Colleges 7,710 1.01 (4) $66,810
Other Schools and Instruction 630 0.17 (4) $58,560
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 250 0.34 (4) $52,720
Technical and Trade Schools 230 0.16 (4) $51,670

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 50,850 1.73 (4) $65,240
Junior Colleges 7,710 1.01 (4) $66,810
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 250 0.34 (4) $52,720
Other Schools and Instruction 630 0.17 (4) $58,560
Technical and Trade Schools 230 0.16 (4) $51,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 7,710 1.01 (4) $66,810
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50,850 1.73 (4) $65,240
Other Schools and Instruction 630 0.17 (4) $58,560
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 250 0.34 (4) $52,720
Technical and Trade Schools 230 0.16 (4) $51,670


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 5,750 0.65 1.47 (4) $75,200
Texas 3,920 0.35 0.79 (4) $63,010
California 3,870 0.26 0.58 (4) $72,290
Pennsylvania 3,730 0.66 1.49 (4) $68,650
Illinois 2,880 0.50 1.13 (4) $52,210




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)
Hawaii 630 1.02 2.31 (4) $67,850
North Dakota 440 1.01 2.27 (4) $75,690
Vermont 210 0.69 1.55 (4) $64,360
Arkansas 780 0.68 1.52 (4) $64,630
Tennessee 1,830 0.67 1.50 (4) $55,090




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 110 0.33 0.74 (4) $84,160
Rhode Island 160 0.35 0.78 (4) $83,330
North Dakota 440 1.01 2.27 (4) $75,690
New York 5,750 0.65 1.47 (4) $75,200
California 3,870 0.26 0.58 (4) $72,290





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 2,940 0.55 1.23 (4) $86,530
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.40 0.90 (4) $51,710
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.81 1.82 (4) $69,260
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,130 0.62 1.40 (4) $63,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,120 0.28 0.62 (4) $72,220
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 940 1.74 3.92 (4) $54,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 850 0.36 0.80 (4) $69,720
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 790 0.82 1.85 (4) $78,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 750 0.31 0.71 (4) $60,180
St. Louis, MO-IL 730 0.56 1.26 (4) $47,920




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)
Flagstaff, AZ 110 1.96 4.41 (8) (8)
Springfield, MO 350 1.81 4.07 (8) (8)
Harrisonburg, VA 110 1.79 4.03 (4) $64,360
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 940 1.74 3.92 (4) $54,510
College Station-Bryan, TX 160 1.58 3.55 (4) $103,770
Columbia, MO 140 1.52 3.43 (4) $73,080
Prescott, AZ 80 1.45 3.26 (8) (8)
Honolulu, HI 560 1.25 2.82 (4) $68,280
Lawton, OK 50 1.11 2.50 (4) $48,260
Waco, TX 110 1.07 2.41 (4) $59,310




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 160 1.58 3.55 (4) $103,770
Ann Arbor, MI 220 1.07 2.42 (4) $99,390
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.04 0.09 (4) $91,100
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 120 0.54 1.22 (4) $89,580
Lincoln, NE 170 0.98 2.21 (4) $88,770
Binghamton, NY 40 0.42 0.94 (4) $88,690
Rochester, NY 240 0.49 1.11 (4) $87,980
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,940 0.55 1.23 (4) $86,530
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 30 0.19 0.43 (4) $83,350
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 170 0.30 0.68 (4) $82,760

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)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 230 1.23 2.78 (4) $66,560
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 230 1.41 3.19 (4) $72,300
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 190 1.59 3.58 (4) $68,050
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 170 1.03 2.32 (4) $80,070
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 1.06 2.38 (4) $37,150

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)
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 1.60 3.61 (4) $66,560
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 190 1.59 3.58 (4) $68,050
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 230 1.41 3.19 (4) $72,300
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 230 1.23 2.78 (4) $66,560
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 90 1.17 2.63 (8) (8)

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)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 170 1.03 2.32 (4) $80,070
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 1.00 2.26 (4) $74,310
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 140 0.46 1.04 (4) $73,360
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 100 0.72 1.63 (4) $73,060
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 230 1.41 3.19 (4) $72,300


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