Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
76,320 1.5 % (4) $68,390 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $32,550 $43,840 $60,160 $83,290 $117,450
(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 43,540 1.48 (4) $68,580
Junior Colleges 30,920 4.05 (4) $69,110
Other Schools and Instruction 1,320 0.35 (4) $52,580
Technical and Trade Schools 370 0.25 (4) $48,900
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 110 0.15 (4) $53,030

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 30,920 4.05 (4) $69,110
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 43,540 1.48 (4) $68,580
Other Schools and Instruction 1,320 0.35 (4) $52,580
Technical and Trade Schools 370 0.25 (4) $48,900
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 110 0.15 (4) $53,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 30,920 4.05 (4) $69,110
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 43,540 1.48 (4) $68,580
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 110 0.15 (4) $53,030
Other Schools and Instruction 1,320 0.35 (4) $52,580
Technical and Trade Schools 370 0.25 (4) $48,900


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 8,210 0.93 1.65 (4) $89,670
California 7,630 0.50 0.89 (4) $85,920
Texas 4,970 0.44 0.78 (4) $62,730
Pennsylvania 4,620 0.82 1.45 (4) $68,050
Illinois 3,290 0.57 1.01 (4) $59,840




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 500 1.66 2.94 (4) $58,280
Rhode Island 430 0.93 1.65 (4) $73,950
New York 8,210 0.93 1.65 (4) $89,670
Pennsylvania 4,620 0.82 1.45 (4) $68,050
Hawaii 490 0.80 1.42 (4) $58,210




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 8,210 0.93 1.65 (4) $89,670
Alaska 130 0.39 0.69 (4) $87,200
California 7,630 0.50 0.89 (4) $85,920
New Hampshire 310 0.49 0.86 (4) $77,080
Connecticut 840 0.51 0.90 (4) $75,990





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 4,690 0.87 1.54 (4) $100,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,040 0.50 0.89 (4) $85,320
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,020 0.54 0.95 (4) $59,170
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,890 1.02 1.80 (4) $67,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,490 0.63 1.11 (4) $64,710
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,220 0.68 1.20 (4) $80,640
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 950 0.72 1.27 (4) $87,690
Pittsburgh, PA 940 0.83 1.47 (4) $61,520
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 880 0.92 1.63 (4) $81,140
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 790 0.28 0.49 (4) $69,830




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)
Ithaca, NY 300 6.09 10.79 (4) $79,920
Savannah, GA 410 2.65 4.70 (4) $78,300
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 120 1.93 3.43 (8) (8)
Provo-Orem, UT 370 1.89 3.34 (4) $74,250
Waco, TX 180 1.74 3.08 (4) $51,230
Greenville, NC 130 1.68 2.98 (4) $54,080
Tuscaloosa, AL 160 1.67 2.95 (4) $58,000
Ann Arbor, MI 340 1.64 2.90 (4) $95,210
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 190 1.60 2.84 (8) (8)
Syracuse, NY 450 1.49 2.64 (4) $71,850




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 690 0.46 0.82 (4) $115,080
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,690 0.87 1.54 (4) $100,010
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 50 0.18 0.32 (4) $96,910
Utica-Rome, NY 130 1.06 1.88 (4) $95,290
Ann Arbor, MI 340 1.64 2.90 (4) $95,210
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 520 0.41 0.73 (4) $95,040
Binghamton, NY 110 1.11 1.96 (4) $91,660
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 950 0.72 1.27 (4) $87,690
Green Bay, WI (8) (8) (8) (4) $86,900
Albuquerque, NM 90 0.24 0.42 (4) $85,640

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 240 0.80 1.42 (4) $54,310
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 240 1.26 2.23 (4) $55,940
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 220 0.56 0.98 (4) $66,480
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 200 0.69 1.23 (4) $69,240
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 200 0.73 1.30 (4) $64,500

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 Vermont nonmetropolitan area 200 1.90 3.36 (4) $62,860
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 110 1.53 2.71 (4) $58,860
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 240 1.26 2.23 (4) $55,940
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 1.12 1.97 (4) $51,520
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 140 1.12 1.97 (4) $51,640

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 150 0.89 1.58 (4) $82,610
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $74,240
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.49 0.87 (4) $69,640
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 120 0.61 1.08 (4) $69,570
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 200 0.69 1.23 (4) $69,240


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