Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


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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)
28,590 2.0 % (4) $67,820 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $33,480 $45,010 $60,300 $82,950 $112,620
  (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 19,680 0.69 (4) $66,210
Junior Colleges 8,560 1.12 (4) $72,120
Educational Support Services 170 0.13 (4) $53,810
Technical and Trade Schools 70 0.05 (4) $54,930
Other Schools and Instruction 70 0.02 (8) (8)

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 8,560 1.12 (4) $72,120
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 19,680 0.69 (4) $66,210
Educational Support Services 170 0.13 (4) $53,810
Technical and Trade Schools 70 0.05 (4) $54,930
Other Schools and Instruction 70 0.02 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 8,560 1.12 (4) $72,120
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (8) (8) (4) $68,950
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 19,680 0.69 (4) $66,210
Technical and Trade Schools 70 0.05 (4) $54,930
Educational Support Services 170 0.13 (4) $53,810


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 3,290 0.24 1.05 (4) $98,220
Texas 2,150 0.21 0.95 (4) $65,190
Ohio 1,870 0.38 1.69 (4) $58,140
New York 1,550 0.19 0.82 (4) $91,120
Pennsylvania 1,540 0.28 1.25 (4) $68,080




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 440 0.69 3.09 (4) $63,740
Ohio 1,870 0.38 1.69 (4) $58,140
Wisconsin 850 0.33 1.45 (4) $69,130
Indiana 890 0.33 1.45 (4) $63,470
Utah 350 0.30 1.34 (4) $59,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,290 0.24 1.05 (4) $98,220
New York 1,550 0.19 0.82 (4) $91,120
Maryland 430 0.17 0.77 (4) $78,770
Massachusetts 750 0.24 1.07 (4) $72,810
Hawaii 130 0.22 0.98 (4) $72,260

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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,200 0.31 1.39 (8) (8)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.20 0.90 (4) $103,420
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 730 0.32 1.41 (4) $65,290
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 640 0.18 0.80 (4) $43,940
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 490 0.29 1.30 (4) $75,840
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 470 0.48 2.15 (4) $52,130
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 470 0.26 1.15 (4) $68,910
Austin-Round Rock, TX 410 0.54 2.42 (8) (8)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 410 0.24 1.09 (4) $63,710
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 350 0.21 0.93 (4) $54,870




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)
Columbia, MO 80 0.97 4.33 (4) $47,930
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 60 0.96 4.28 (4) $58,730
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 60 0.84 3.75 (8) (8)
Provo-Orem, UT 120 0.74 3.28 (4) $72,260
Bangor, ME 40 0.69 3.09 (4) $60,680
Springfield, MO 110 0.60 2.67 (4) $49,670
Ann Arbor, MI 110 0.57 2.52 (4) $68,820
Austin-Round Rock, TX 410 0.54 2.42 (8) (8)
Abilene, TX 30 0.51 2.25 (4) $57,780
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 470 0.48 2.15 (4) $52,130




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.20 0.90 (4) $103,420
Fresno, CA 100 0.33 1.45 (4) $99,270
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.15 0.68 (4) $93,010
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 130 0.15 0.69 (4) $89,130
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $88,850
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 220 0.28 1.26 (4) $87,980
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 330 0.27 1.19 (4) $86,330
Durham, NC 120 0.43 1.93 (4) $85,920
Baltimore-Towson, MD 250 0.20 0.90 (4) $81,600
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 60 0.09 0.40 (4) $76,760

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.34 1.51 (4) $44,020
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 90 0.50 2.24 (4) $49,880
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.26 1.17 (4) $82,180
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 1.64 (4) $58,550
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.31 1.40 (4) $108,190

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)
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.66 2.93 (4) $64,040
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.56 2.49 (4) $70,330
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.52 2.32 (8) (8)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 90 0.50 2.24 (4) $49,880
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 2.14 (4) $46,460

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.31 1.40 (4) $108,190
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.26 1.17 (4) $82,180
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 1.75 (4) $73,100
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.56 2.49 (4) $70,330
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.66 2.93 (4) $64,040


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.

(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:

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011