Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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.


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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)
28,100 2.5 % (4) $66,520 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $33,780 $43,960 $59,080 $80,710 $110,840
  (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 18,240 0.64 (4) $65,550
Junior Colleges 6,150 0.81 (4) $76,850
Other Schools and Instruction 3,620 1.13 (4) $54,150
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.02 (4) $51,730

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 3,620 1.13 (4) $54,150
Junior Colleges 6,150 0.81 (4) $76,850
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 18,240 0.64 (4) $65,550
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.02 (4) $51,730

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 6,150 0.81 (4) $76,850
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 18,240 0.64 (4) $65,550
Other Schools and Instruction 3,620 1.13 (4) $54,150
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.02 (4) $51,730


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 3,720 0.27 1.20 (4) $86,890
Texas 1,980 0.20 0.89 (4) $66,170
New York 1,930 0.23 1.05 (4) $84,650
Pennsylvania 1,540 0.28 1.27 (4) $69,700
Ohio 1,340 0.27 1.23 (4) $63,840




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 340 0.53 2.41 (4) $62,050
Hawaii 280 0.50 2.24 (4) $58,430
Rhode Island 160 0.37 1.66 (4) $89,480
Maryland 820 0.33 1.51 (4) $56,540
Virginia 1,130 0.32 1.45 (4) $59,280




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 160 0.37 1.66 (4) $89,480
California 3,720 0.27 1.20 (4) $86,890
New York 1,930 0.23 1.05 (4) $84,650
New Hampshire 160 0.26 1.16 (4) $79,200
Maine 160 0.28 1.25 (4) $73,530

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 1,490 0.39 1.77 (4) $82,720
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,390 0.28 1.27 (4) $89,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.44 1.98 (4) $58,940
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 560 0.31 1.40 (4) $74,010
Austin-Round Rock, TX 510 0.67 3.02 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 460 0.28 1.26 (4) $72,890
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 440 0.13 0.57 (4) $49,550
Baltimore-Towson, MD 440 0.36 1.61 (4) $53,540
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 430 0.35 1.58 (4) $75,140
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 400 0.24 1.06 (4) $58,920




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)
Columbia, MO 90 1.13 5.12 (4) $52,080
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 220 1.01 4.57 (4) $62,450
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 110 0.91 4.13 (4) $66,000
Madison, WI 220 0.67 3.05 (4) $68,730
Durham, NC 180 0.67 3.05 (4) $67,930
Austin-Round Rock, TX 510 0.67 3.02 (8) (8)
Honolulu, HI 270 0.63 2.86 (4) $58,760
Springfield, MA-CT 150 0.53 2.38 (8) (8)
Lexington-Fayette, KY 120 0.52 2.34 (8) (8)
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 280 0.52 2.33 (4) $63,440




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 160 0.14 0.63 (4) $121,780
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.13 0.59 (4) $108,120
Fresno, CA 70 0.23 1.05 (4) $98,350
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $91,850
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.10 0.44 (4) $90,390
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,390 0.28 1.27 (4) $89,760
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) (4) $88,800
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.09 0.38 (4) $83,940
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.32 1.46 (4) $83,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,490 0.39 1.77 (4) $82,720

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)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 100 4.69 21.20 (4) $84,000
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.56 2.53 (4) $77,640
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 90 1.42 6.44 (8) (8)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.31 1.39 (4) $58,020
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 1.71 (4) $52,840

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 Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 100 4.69 21.20 (4) $84,000
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 90 1.42 6.44 (8) (8)
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.91 4.11 (4) $52,520
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.56 2.53 (4) $77,640
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 2.07 (4) $51,840

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)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 100 4.69 21.20 (4) $84,000
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 1.64 (4) $83,950
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.29 (4) $79,020
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.56 2.53 (4) $77,640
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.30 1.34 (4) $76,000


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