Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. 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)
75,320 1.4 % (4) $68,360 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $32,610 $44,380 $60,920 $83,910 $116,460
(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 43,860 1.50 (4) $69,330
Junior Colleges 29,730 3.91 (4) $67,670
Other Schools and Instruction 1,150 0.32 (4) $57,090
Technical and Trade Schools 360 0.24 (4) $49,650
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 140 0.20 (4) $56,730

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 29,730 3.91 (4) $67,670
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 43,860 1.50 (4) $69,330
Other Schools and Instruction 1,150 0.32 (4) $57,090
Technical and Trade Schools 360 0.24 (4) $49,650
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 140 0.20 (4) $56,730

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 43,860 1.50 (4) $69,330
Junior Colleges 29,730 3.91 (4) $67,670
Educational Support Services (8) (8) (4) $59,530
Other Schools and Instruction 1,150 0.32 (4) $57,090
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 140 0.20 (4) $56,730


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 7,620 0.88 1.55 (4) $86,740
California 7,250 0.49 0.87 (4) $82,290
Pennsylvania 4,690 0.84 1.47 (4) $75,130
Texas 4,340 0.40 0.70 (4) $60,580
Ohio 3,340 0.65 1.15 (4) $67,770




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 380 1.26 2.22 (4) $75,860
Rhode Island 400 0.88 1.55 (4) $78,680
New York 7,620 0.88 1.55 (4) $86,740
District of Columbia 580 0.86 1.52 (4) $65,330
Pennsylvania 4,690 0.84 1.47 (4) $75,130




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 7,620 0.88 1.55 (4) $86,740
Alaska 110 0.36 0.63 (4) $85,770
California 7,250 0.49 0.87 (4) $82,290
New Jersey 2,020 0.53 0.93 (4) $80,180
Rhode Island 400 0.88 1.55 (4) $78,680





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 4,430 0.85 1.49 (4) $99,640
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,910 0.52 0.91 (4) $60,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,800 0.45 0.80 (4) $83,590
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,740 0.94 1.66 (4) $73,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,520 0.64 1.13 (4) $72,410
Ann Arbor, MI 1,230 6.04 10.64 (4) $75,990
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,080 0.62 1.08 (4) $82,930
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 960 0.91 1.61 (4) $70,440
Pittsburgh, PA 950 0.84 1.49 (4) $79,460
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 950 0.99 1.75 (4) $79,830




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)
Ann Arbor, MI 1,230 6.04 10.64 (4) $75,990
Savannah, GA 530 3.46 6.08 (4) $78,950
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 160 2.52 4.43 (4) $54,180
Harrisonburg, VA 100 1.77 3.11 (4) $53,060
Provo-Orem, UT 330 1.73 3.05 (4) $63,880
Bowling Green, KY 100 1.67 2.94 (4) $54,140
Terre Haute, IN 110 1.62 2.84 (8) (8)
Greenville, NC 110 1.51 2.65 (4) $54,040
Tuscaloosa, AL 140 1.50 2.64 (4) $55,170
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 450 1.48 2.61 (4) $58,080




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 580 0.40 0.71 (4) $109,230
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,430 0.85 1.49 (4) $99,640
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 490 0.41 0.71 (4) $96,050
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 50 0.18 0.32 (4) $95,060
Binghamton, NY 120 1.13 1.99 (4) $90,110
Utica-Rome, NY 110 0.93 1.63 (4) $89,880
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 380 0.38 0.68 (4) $88,490
Gainesville, FL 140 1.16 2.05 (4) $86,870
Tallahassee, FL 150 0.93 1.63 (4) $85,400
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 550 0.54 0.95 (4) $83,740

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)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 250 0.85 1.49 (4) $53,790
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 240 1.32 2.32 (4) $56,560
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 220 0.58 1.02 (4) $64,190
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 180 0.96 1.69 (4) $53,850
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 180 1.74 0.00 (4) $87,260

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)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 110 4.94 8.69 (4) $84,270
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 80 3.01 5.29 (8) (8)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 180 1.74 0.00 (4) $87,260
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 110 1.49 2.63 (4) $60,670
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 120 1.46 2.58 (4) $52,900

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 180 1.74 0.00 (4) $87,260
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 110 4.94 8.69 (4) $84,270
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 0.73 (4) $83,710
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 160 0.94 1.66 (4) $81,910
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.77 1.36 (4) $80,110


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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