Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine. Excludes "Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary" (25-1072) and "Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary" (25-1042) who teach medical science.


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)
144,780 2.7 % (4) $103,960 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $40,320 $55,930 $85,270 $135,660 (5)
  (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 111,770 3.94 (4) $113,360
Junior Colleges 17,850 2.34 (4) $64,360
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 8,360 0.16 (4) $91,010
Technical and Trade Schools 3,840 2.49 (4) $57,320
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 1,440 1.76 (4) $65,240

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 111,770 3.94 (4) $113,360
Technical and Trade Schools 3,840 2.49 (4) $57,320
Junior Colleges 17,850 2.34 (4) $64,360
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 1,440 1.76 (4) $65,240
Educational Support Services 290 0.22 (4) $126,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 430 0.07 (4) $155,790
Educational Support Services 290 0.22 (4) $126,350
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 111,770 3.94 (4) $113,360
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 8,360 0.16 (4) $91,010
Offices of Physicians 280 0.01 (4) $83,300


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 15,180 1.08 0.95 (4) $89,810
New York 14,810 1.78 1.56 (4) $130,540
Texas 14,330 1.42 1.25 (4) $98,460
Florida 8,340 1.17 1.03 (4) $108,140
North Carolina 7,730 2.05 1.80 (4) $113,990




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)
North Carolina 7,730 2.05 1.80 (4) $113,990
Maryland 5,040 2.05 1.80 (4) $114,400
New York 14,810 1.78 1.56 (4) $130,540
Nebraska 1,600 1.77 1.56 (4) $86,370
Wisconsin 4,290 1.65 1.45 (4) $103,610




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 5,070 1.35 1.18 (4) $134,410
Massachusetts 4,340 1.39 1.22 (4) $130,750
New York 14,810 1.78 1.56 (4) $130,540
Washington 2,870 1.07 0.94 (4) $127,850
Pennsylvania 6,160 1.12 0.99 (4) $114,840

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 6,020 1.21 1.06 (4) $135,060
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,260 2.11 1.85 (4) $128,940
Durham, NC 4,350 16.31 14.32 (4) $124,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,160 1.82 1.60 (4) $106,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,740 0.98 0.86 (4) $91,840
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,710 2.24 1.97 (4) $139,140
Baltimore-Towson, MD 3,360 2.71 2.38 (4) $123,830
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,920 1.33 1.16 (4) $96,070
Syracuse, NY 2,700 9.02 7.92 (4) $132,390
Gainesville, FL 2,530 21.30 18.70 (4) $136,530




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)
Gainesville, FL 2,530 21.30 18.70 (4) $136,530
Durham, NC 4,350 16.31 14.32 (4) $124,000
Syracuse, NY 2,700 9.02 7.92 (4) $132,390
Madison, WI 1,830 5.65 4.96 (4) $81,490
Rochester, NY 1,640 3.39 2.98 (4) $129,970
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 1,330 3.00 2.63 (8) (8)
Baltimore-Towson, MD 3,360 2.71 2.38 (4) $123,830
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,710 2.24 1.97 (4) $139,140
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,730 2.20 1.93 (8) (8)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,260 2.11 1.85 (4) $128,940




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)
Jacksonville, FL 1,070 1.88 1.65 (4) $180,370
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,710 2.24 1.97 (4) $139,140
Gainesville, FL 2,530 21.30 18.70 (4) $136,530
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $135,540
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,020 1.21 1.06 (4) $135,060
Syracuse, NY 2,700 9.02 7.92 (4) $132,390
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 750 0.91 0.80 (4) $129,990
Rochester, NY 1,640 3.39 2.98 (4) $129,970
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,260 2.11 1.85 (4) $128,940
Durham, NC 4,350 16.31 14.32 (4) $124,000

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)
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 220 1.23 1.08 (4) $41,630
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 190 1.24 1.09 (8) (8)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 150 0.41 0.36 (4) $51,790
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.52 0.46 (4) $66,770
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.81 0.71 (4) $57,340

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)
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 120 1.89 1.66 (4) $103,040
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 190 1.24 1.09 (8) (8)
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 220 1.23 1.08 (4) $41,630
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 120 1.00 0.87 (8) (8)
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.81 0.71 (4) $61,290

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $145,180
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 0.33 (4) $112,870
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $106,390
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 120 1.89 1.66 (4) $103,040
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.77 0.67 (4) $92,190


About May 2010 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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011