Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

25-1112 Law Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in law. 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)
16,430 5.1 % (4) $126,230 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $42,150 $62,880 $105,250 $168,490 (5)
(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 15,410 0.52 (4) $129,310
Junior Colleges 990 0.13 (4) $79,780

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 15,410 0.52 (4) $129,310
Junior Colleges 990 0.13 (4) $79,780

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 15,410 0.52 (4) $129,310
Junior Colleges 990 0.13 (4) $79,780


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 2,650 0.29 2.47 (4) $133,200
California 1,130 0.07 0.61 (4) $121,170
District of Columbia 1,120 1.66 13.91 (4) $120,510
Massachusetts 1,020 0.30 2.53 (4) $147,370
Texas 800 0.07 0.58 (4) $112,590




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)
District of Columbia 1,120 1.66 13.91 (4) $120,510
Massachusetts 1,020 0.30 2.53 (4) $147,370
New York 2,650 0.29 2.47 (4) $133,200
Louisiana 520 0.27 2.24 (8) (8)
Minnesota 550 0.20 1.67 (4) $95,290




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 180 0.14 1.16 (4) $158,630
Michigan 350 0.08 0.71 (4) $151,370
Iowa 100 0.06 0.54 (4) $149,870
Massachusetts 1,020 0.30 2.53 (4) $147,370
Tennessee 240 0.08 0.71 (4) $143,940





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 1,870 0.29 2.43 (4) $122,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,250 0.52 4.35 (4) $118,670
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 910 0.51 4.31 (4) $151,400
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 550 0.15 1.30 (4) $149,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.11 0.92 (4) $142,300
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 330 0.18 1.48 (8) (8)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 300 0.10 0.85 (4) $81,150
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.21 1.78 (8) (8)
Columbus, OH 220 0.22 1.82 (4) $108,880
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 210 0.72 6.01 (4) $184,420




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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 210 0.72 6.01 (4) $184,420
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,250 0.52 4.35 (4) $118,670
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 910 0.51 4.31 (4) $151,400
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,870 0.29 2.43 (4) $122,570
Madison, WI 100 0.27 2.26 (4) $112,050
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 130 0.24 2.05 (4) $95,700
Columbus, OH 220 0.22 1.82 (4) $108,880
Columbia, SC 80 0.22 1.87 (8) (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 180 0.21 1.73 (4) $117,380
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.21 1.78 (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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 210 0.72 6.01 (4) $184,420
Salt Lake City, UT (8) (8) (8) (4) $160,260
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 910 0.51 4.31 (4) $151,400
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 550 0.15 1.30 (4) $149,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.11 0.92 (4) $142,300
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 60 0.05 0.41 (4) $138,170
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,870 0.29 2.43 (4) $122,570
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 130 0.15 1.22 (4) $118,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,250 0.52 4.35 (4) $118,670
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 180 0.21 1.73 (4) $117,380

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 130 0.58 4.85 (4) $95,440

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 130 0.58 4.85 (4) $95,440

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 130 0.58 4.85 (4) $95,440


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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $90.00 per hour or $187,200 per year.

(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