Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

25-3011 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors

Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in remedial education classes, preparatory classes for the General Educational Development test, literacy, or English as a Second Language. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.


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)
Wage RSE (3)
65,990 3.4 % $25.40 $52,830 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.60 $18.45 $23.84 $31.58 $39.42
Annual Wage (2) $28,290 $38,370 $49,590 $65,680 $81,990


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)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 22,590 0.27 $28.07 $58,390
Junior Colleges 20,230 2.65 $25.50 $53,050
Other Schools and Instruction 7,810 2.07 $22.21 $46,190
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,560 0.09 $24.72 $51,420
Individual and Family Services 2,260 0.15 $19.17 $39,870

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 20,230 2.65 $25.50 $53,050
Other Schools and Instruction 7,810 2.07 $22.21 $46,190
Technical and Trade Schools 1,790 1.21 $21.16 $44,020
Educational Support Services 780 0.52 $25.33 $52,680
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1,670 0.51 $20.86 $43,390

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 2,200 0.10 $29.92 $62,240
Elementary and Secondary Schools 22,590 0.27 $28.07 $58,390
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 270 0.37 $26.74 $55,620
Insurance Carriers 30 (7) $26.39 $54,880
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 40 0.02 $25.53 $53,100


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 9,820 0.65 1.33 $30.42 $63,270
Washington 6,590 2.28 4.66 $26.39 $54,890
Texas 6,410 0.57 1.17 $23.70 $49,290
New York 5,830 0.66 1.36 $30.38 $63,180
North Carolina 3,980 0.99 2.02 $21.28 $44,270




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)
Washington 6,590 2.28 4.66 $26.39 $54,890
North Carolina 3,980 0.99 2.02 $21.28 $44,270
South Dakota 330 0.81 1.66 $14.99 $31,170
Delaware 350 0.81 1.67 $29.25 $60,840
Hawaii 420 0.69 1.42 $20.83 $43,330




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 9,820 0.65 1.33 $30.42 $63,270
New York 5,830 0.66 1.36 $30.38 $63,180
West Virginia 70 0.10 0.21 $29.82 $62,030
North Dakota (8) (8) (8) $29.36 $61,070
Delaware 350 0.81 1.67 $29.25 $60,840





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 3,750 0.70 1.43 $31.31 $65,120
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,190 2.14 4.38 $26.83 $55,810
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,190 0.77 1.58 $25.89 $53,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,950 0.48 0.98 $35.86 $74,590
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,510 1.01 2.08 $24.83 $51,640
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,400 0.37 0.76 $31.42 $65,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.44 0.90 $30.38 $63,180
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 960 0.53 1.08 $21.30 $44,300
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 940 0.86 1.77 $30.58 $63,600
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 790 0.67 1.37 $22.56 $46,920




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)
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 260 5.79 11.86 $26.79 $55,730
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 460 5.76 11.80 $28.48 $59,240
Visalia-Porterville, CA 660 4.85 9.93 $12.69 $26,400
Lewiston, ID-WA 100 4.38 8.97 $24.87 $51,720
Longview, WA 130 3.86 7.91 $26.09 $54,260
Pine Bluff, AR 120 3.85 7.89 $25.33 $52,690
Yakima, WA 260 3.15 6.44 $25.13 $52,270
Lawton, OK 110 2.53 5.18 $20.94 $43,560
Olympia, WA 240 2.47 5.06 $26.67 $55,470
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA 90 2.30 4.72 $24.86 $51,700




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)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $39.62 $82,420
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 120 0.42 0.86 $39.52 $82,190
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 40 0.37 0.76 $36.15 $75,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,950 0.48 0.98 $35.86 $74,590
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 210 0.41 0.84 $35.55 $73,940
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 660 0.52 1.07 $34.97 $72,740
Fresno, CA 210 0.64 1.31 $34.91 $72,610
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 80 0.42 0.87 $33.90 $70,520
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 60 0.60 1.23 $33.77 $70,240
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 100 0.12 0.24 $33.48 $69,630

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 500 1.68 3.44 $19.36 $40,270
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 360 1.92 3.94 $18.90 $39,300
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 350 1.97 4.04 $17.75 $36,910
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 340 1.32 2.70 $21.31 $44,320
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 310 1.81 3.71 $28.63 $59,550

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)
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 240 3.56 7.29 $26.21 $54,520
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 190 3.14 6.42 $26.81 $55,770
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 100 3.00 6.15 $14.65 $30,470
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 120 2.15 4.41 $25.07 $52,140
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 350 1.97 4.04 $17.75 $36,910

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)
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $39.42 $81,990
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 0.48 $32.84 $68,300
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $28.70 $59,700
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 0.82 $28.69 $59,670
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 310 1.81 3.71 $28.63 $59,550


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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