Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach or instruct vocational or occupational subjects at the postsecondary level (but at less than the baccalaureate) to students who have graduated or left high school. Includes correspondence school instructors; industrial, commercial, and government training instructors; and adult education teachers and instructors who prepare persons to operate industrial machinery and equipment and transportation and communications equipment. Teaching may take place in public or private schools whose primary business is education or in a school associated with an organization whose primary business is other than education.


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)
120,290 1.6 % $25.38 $52,790 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.37 $17.29 $23.18 $31.10 $40.64
Annual Wage (2) $27,810 $35,950 $48,210 $64,690 $84,530


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)
Technical and Trade Schools 48,640 31.53 $24.07 $50,060
Junior Colleges 46,450 6.09 $26.62 $55,370
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 8,650 0.31 $27.05 $56,270
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 4,920 6.00 $26.65 $55,440
State Government (OES Designation) 4,140 0.18 $22.85 $47,520

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Technical and Trade Schools 48,640 31.53 $24.07 $50,060
Junior Colleges 46,450 6.09 $26.62 $55,370
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 4,920 6.00 $26.65 $55,440
Other Schools and Instruction 2,490 0.78 $22.82 $47,470
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1,110 0.34 $19.75 $41,080

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $38.12 $79,280
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 220 0.02 $32.68 $67,980
Employment Services (8) (8) $31.57 $65,660
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 220 0.05 $30.93 $64,340
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 440 0.05 $28.75 $59,810


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 13,060 0.93 0.99 $32.32 $67,230
Texas 12,910 1.28 1.35 $24.97 $51,930
Florida 7,200 1.01 1.07 $24.69 $51,350
North Carolina 6,760 1.79 1.89 $23.94 $49,780
Pennsylvania 6,690 1.22 1.29 $24.20 $50,340




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 5,780 2.15 2.27 $27.25 $56,680
Nebraska 1,890 2.10 2.22 $18.52 $38,530
North Carolina 6,760 1.79 1.89 $23.94 $49,780
Utah 1,860 1.62 1.71 $20.54 $42,730
Oklahoma 2,320 1.57 1.66 $23.83 $49,560




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 160 0.51 0.54 $34.75 $72,280
California 13,060 0.93 0.99 $32.32 $67,230
Wisconsin 2,640 1.01 1.07 $31.44 $65,390
New York 5,320 0.64 0.67 $30.71 $63,880
District of Columbia 200 0.31 0.33 $29.03 $60,390

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 3,900 1.02 1.08 $35.13 $73,060
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,330 1.33 1.41 $27.86 $57,960
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,860 0.57 0.61 $34.37 $71,490
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,820 2.09 2.21 $30.44 $63,320
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,550 1.28 1.35 $23.93 $49,770
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,080 1.15 1.22 $26.46 $55,030
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,770 1.29 1.36 $28.00 $58,240
San Antonio, TX 1,520 1.83 1.93 $24.78 $51,530
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,440 0.65 0.69 $21.29 $44,280
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,370 1.43 1.51 $25.30 $52,630




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)
Lawton, OK 200 4.70 4.97 $20.72 $43,090
Lima, OH 220 4.49 4.74 $21.10 $43,890
Bellingham, WA 240 3.30 3.48 $24.29 $50,530
Macon, GA 290 3.26 3.45 $21.63 $44,990
Rocky Mount, NC 180 3.19 3.37 $23.77 $49,430
Columbia, SC 1,050 3.17 3.35 $17.55 $36,510
Medford, OR 200 2.78 2.94 $19.37 $40,290
Spokane, WA 540 2.74 2.89 $24.77 $51,510
Albany, GA 160 2.70 2.85 $21.55 $44,830
Pueblo, CO 150 2.70 2.85 (8) (8)




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)
Fond du Lac, WI 90 2.16 2.28 $46.02 $95,730
Salinas, CA (8) (8) (8) $44.22 $91,980
Yuba City, CA (8) (8) (8) $40.10 $83,400
Lancaster, PA 200 0.89 0.94 $39.59 $82,360
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,310 1.15 1.21 $37.32 $77,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,900 1.02 1.08 $35.13 $73,060
Anchorage, AK 110 0.65 0.69 $34.44 $71,640
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,860 0.57 0.61 $34.37 $71,490
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 170 1.03 1.09 $34.18 $71,090
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 250 1.03 1.08 $33.54 $69,770

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 750 2.60 2.75 $22.13 $46,020
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 680 2.91 3.08 $20.65 $42,950
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 680 2.80 2.96 $22.10 $45,960
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 550 1.45 1.54 $19.26 $40,060
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 520 2.94 3.11 $24.77 $51,530

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)
South Western Utah nonmetropolitan area 90 4.33 4.57 $25.29 $52,600
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 450 3.43 3.62 $21.28 $44,250
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 380 3.31 3.49 $20.22 $42,050
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 3.12 3.29 $27.99 $58,220
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 520 2.94 3.11 $24.77 $51,530

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 80 0.31 0.32 $40.62 $84,490
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $34.79 $72,360
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 190 2.68 2.83 $34.64 $72,060
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 0.92 0.98 $32.84 $68,300
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 0.36 $31.53 $65,590


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.

(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