Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. 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)
29,050 1.7 % (4) $70,290 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $33,070 $46,820 $63,410 $87,460 $119,400
(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 20,630 0.69 (4) $69,160
Junior Colleges 8,330 1.10 (4) $73,170
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.03 (4) $58,420

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 8,330 1.10 (4) $73,170
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,630 0.69 (4) $69,160
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.03 (4) $58,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 8,330 1.10 (4) $73,170
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,630 0.69 (4) $69,160
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.03 (4) $58,420


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)
California 3,110 0.20 0.95 (4) $89,320
New York 2,710 0.30 1.43 (4) $78,730
Texas 2,350 0.20 0.97 (4) $58,870
Pennsylvania 1,770 0.31 1.47 (4) $70,130
Ohio 1,450 0.27 1.30 (4) $62,660




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 270 0.40 1.90 (4) $80,580
Vermont 110 0.35 1.64 (4) $62,900
Wisconsin 880 0.32 1.51 (4) $69,680
Iowa 480 0.32 1.50 (4) $67,700
Pennsylvania 1,770 0.31 1.47 (4) $70,130




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,110 0.20 0.95 (4) $89,320
Illinois 920 0.16 0.75 (4) $84,720
District of Columbia 270 0.40 1.90 (4) $80,580
New York 2,710 0.30 1.43 (4) $78,730
New Hampshire 80 0.12 0.56 (4) $76,090





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 1,830 0.28 1.34 (4) $86,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,180 0.29 1.37 (4) $91,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 490 0.20 0.97 (4) $76,630
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 490 0.56 2.65 (4) $75,570
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 490 0.26 1.23 (4) $70,030
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 460 0.26 1.23 (4) $76,430
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 410 0.32 1.52 (4) $68,880
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 400 0.11 0.53 (4) $73,210
Pittsburgh, PA 370 0.33 1.56 (4) $69,430
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 350 0.12 0.57 (4) $65,000




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)
Waco, TX 140 1.24 5.87 (8) (8)
Amarillo, TX 110 0.96 4.56 (4) $55,260
Harrisonburg, VA 50 0.81 3.87 (8) (8)
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 60 0.76 3.59 (4) $55,990
Ann Arbor, MI 150 0.72 3.44 (4) $108,260
Boulder, CO 110 0.66 3.14 (4) $72,930
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 260 0.65 3.07 (8) (8)
Tallahassee, FL 100 0.64 3.02 (4) $68,740
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 490 0.56 2.65 (4) $75,570
Madison, WI 200 0.53 2.52 (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)
Ann Arbor, MI 150 0.72 3.44 (4) $108,260
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 350 0.23 1.09 (4) $106,840
Fresno, CA 60 0.17 0.80 (4) $95,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,180 0.29 1.37 (4) $91,760
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 200 0.15 0.71 (4) $90,730
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 140 0.48 2.30 (4) $90,340
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 80 0.08 0.36 (4) $89,520
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.15 0.73 (4) $86,560
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,830 0.28 1.34 (4) $86,000
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 340 0.30 1.42 (4) $85,230

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 0.56 2.68 (4) $56,880
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 120 0.77 3.63 (4) $38,730
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.38 1.82 (4) $41,910
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.44 2.11 (4) $68,600
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.62 2.94 (4) $64,260

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)
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 120 0.77 3.63 (4) $38,730
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.63 2.98 (4) $56,050
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.62 2.94 (4) $64,260
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 130 0.56 2.68 (4) $56,880
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 2.19 (4) $71,030

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)
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $75,610
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.03 (4) $74,840
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $72,880
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $72,670
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 2.19 (4) $71,030


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