Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. Include both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
32,240 1.7 % (4) $75,860 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $36,970 $50,090 $68,580 $94,680 $125,690
  (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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 17,990 (4) $84,150
Junior Colleges 12,410 (4) $65,690
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 910 (4) $72,810
Technical and Trade Schools 620 (4) $53,200
Other Schools and Instruction 80 (4) $78,730

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 17,990 (4) $84,150
Other Schools and Instruction 80 (4) $78,730
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 910 (4) $72,810
Junior Colleges 12,410 (4) $65,690
Technical and Trade Schools 620 (4) $53,200


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
New Mexico 590 (4) $57,150 0.738
District of Columbia 270 (4) $73,740 0.427
Virginia 1,500 (4) $68,030 0.419
Alaska 130 (4) $116,370 0.413
North Carolina 1,600 (4) $67,970 0.411

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Alaska 130 (4) $116,370 0.413
Rhode Island 110 (4) $105,490 0.248
Massachusetts 940 (4) $97,030 0.296
New Jersey 730 (4) $91,750 0.190
California 3,530 (4) $90,940 0.243


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 120 (8) (8) 1.853
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 70 (4) $32,490 1.039
Provo-Orem, UT 150 (4) $87,500 0.871
Dubuque, IA 40 (4) $53,790 0.796
Tyler, TX 70 (4) $50,660 0.753

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 340 (4) $106,340 0.343
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 150 (4) $104,420 0.149
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 60 (4) $103,710 0.192
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 120 (4) $103,040 0.220
Madison, WI 100 (4) $102,150 0.317


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010