Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


National estimates for this occupation
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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)
30,590 3.0 % (4) $66,300 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $32,790 $44,160 $58,620 $79,490 $112,830
(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 19,990 0.68 (4) $67,000
Junior Colleges 6,100 0.80 (4) $75,290
Other Schools and Instruction 4,450 1.23 (4) $50,980

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction 4,450 1.23 (4) $50,980
Junior Colleges 6,100 0.80 (4) $75,290
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 19,990 0.68 (4) $67,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 6,100 0.80 (4) $75,290
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 19,990 0.68 (4) $67,000
Other Schools and Instruction 4,450 1.23 (4) $50,980


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 3,690 0.25 1.09 (4) $75,970
New York 3,210 0.37 1.61 (4) $82,420
Pennsylvania 1,750 0.31 1.35 (4) $72,130
Texas 1,670 0.15 0.66 (4) $57,610
Virginia 1,530 0.42 1.82 (4) $56,480




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 730 1.10 4.78 (4) $61,000
Hawaii 290 0.48 2.07 (4) $57,370
Vermont 140 0.47 2.05 (4) $77,340
Massachusetts 1,440 0.44 1.91 (4) $71,100
Virginia 1,530 0.42 1.82 (4) $56,480




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 390 0.24 1.03 (4) $83,020
New Jersey 520 0.14 0.59 (4) $82,860
New York 3,210 0.37 1.61 (4) $82,420
Rhode Island 160 0.36 1.54 (4) $78,160
Vermont 140 0.47 2.05 (4) $77,340





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 1,890 0.36 1.56 (4) $92,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,720 0.73 3.15 (4) $59,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.32 1.41 (4) $71,230
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 940 0.25 1.10 (4) $43,150
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 640 0.35 1.51 (4) $72,460
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 450 0.44 1.91 (4) $56,990
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 390 0.30 1.31 (4) $79,420
Columbus, OH 360 0.38 1.65 (4) $72,310
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 330 0.40 1.74 (4) $61,270
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 310 0.36 1.55 (4) $56,820




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)
Harrisonburg, VA 100 1.65 7.14 (4) $59,230
Provo-Orem, UT 220 1.17 5.09 (4) $57,140
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 140 1.12 4.86 (8) (8)
Ann Arbor, MI 210 1.05 4.55 (4) $65,840
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 60 0.97 4.21 (4) $49,800
Columbia, MO 80 0.90 3.89 (4) $55,060
Champaign-Urbana, IL 70 0.77 3.36 (4) $82,080
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 200 0.74 3.19 (4) $66,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,720 0.73 3.15 (4) $59,570
Utica-Rome, NY 70 0.61 2.64 (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)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.14 0.62 (4) $103,650
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 130 0.11 0.47 (4) $99,130
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,890 0.36 1.56 (4) $92,220
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.13 0.58 (4) $90,110
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.11 0.46 (4) $89,550
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 50 0.06 0.28 (4) $88,940
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 250 0.25 1.07 (4) $85,990
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 100 0.41 1.78 (4) $82,640
Champaign-Urbana, IL 70 0.77 3.36 (4) $82,080
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $81,730

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.40 1.75 (4) $71,850
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 90 0.86 0.00 (4) $81,110
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.55 2.38 (4) $58,700
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 2.06 (8) (8)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.26 1.11 (4) $55,370

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 90 0.86 0.00 (4) $81,110
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.63 2.73 (4) $52,610
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.55 2.38 (4) $63,170
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.55 2.38 (4) $58,700
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.51 2.19 (4) $50,460

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)
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.49 2.13 (4) $86,880
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 90 0.86 0.00 (4) $81,110
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.40 1.75 (4) $71,850
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 1.81 (4) $69,050
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.28 1.21 (4) $69,030


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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