Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
75,730 1.5 % (4) $71,210 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $34,180 $45,650 $61,990 $86,350 $121,860
(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 43,440 1.46 (4) $70,590
Junior Colleges 30,430 4.02 (4) $73,240
Other Schools and Instruction 1,320 0.34 (4) $51,630
Technical and Trade Schools 380 0.27 (4) $53,910
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 70 0.10 (4) $54,940

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 30,430 4.02 (4) $73,240
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 43,440 1.46 (4) $70,590
Other Schools and Instruction 1,320 0.34 (4) $51,630
Technical and Trade Schools 380 0.27 (4) $53,910
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 70 0.10 (4) $54,940

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 30,430 4.02 (4) $73,240
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 43,440 1.46 (4) $70,590
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 70 0.10 (4) $54,940
Technical and Trade Schools 380 0.27 (4) $53,910
Educational Support Services (8) (8) (4) $52,370


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 8,300 0.92 1.68 (4) $91,070
California 7,750 0.50 0.91 (4) $90,770
Texas 5,580 0.48 0.88 (4) $65,950
Pennsylvania 4,770 0.84 1.52 (4) $69,260
Ohio 2,960 0.56 1.02 (4) $68,710




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 490 1.62 2.96 (4) $55,620
New York 8,300 0.92 1.68 (4) $91,070
Pennsylvania 4,770 0.84 1.52 (4) $69,260
Massachusetts 2,730 0.80 1.46 (4) $75,390
Maine 470 0.79 1.44 (4) $63,310




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 8,300 0.92 1.68 (4) $91,070
California 7,750 0.50 0.91 (4) $90,770
Alaska 120 0.37 0.67 (4) $90,740
Illinois 2,630 0.45 0.82 (4) $80,780
New Hampshire 340 0.53 0.96 (4) $78,490





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 5,860 0.91 1.65 (4) $97,910
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,420 0.59 1.07 (4) $90,870
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,660 0.95 1.72 (4) $78,720
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,550 0.43 0.79 (4) $71,410
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,470 1.67 3.04 (4) $69,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,460 0.61 1.10 (4) $67,130
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,160 0.40 0.72 (4) $87,340
Pittsburgh, PA 1,060 0.94 1.71 (4) $63,510
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 840 0.66 1.20 (4) $71,440
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 750 0.55 1.01 (4) $93,000




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)
Ithaca, NY 230 4.60 8.37 (4) $85,770
Savannah, GA 410 2.54 4.63 (8) (8)
Harrisonburg, VA 120 1.96 3.57 (8) (8)
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 250 1.81 3.30 (4) $93,420
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,470 1.67 3.04 (4) $69,980
Walla Walla, WA 40 1.59 2.89 (8) (8)
Tuscaloosa, AL 160 1.58 2.88 (4) $59,340
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 110 1.57 2.87 (8) (8)
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 190 1.53 2.79 (4) $52,660
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 580 1.32 2.40 (4) $83,990