Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099). Excludes "Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School" (25-2032) and "Special Education Teachers" (25-2050).


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)
1,053,140 1.0 % (4) $55,990 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $35,020 $42,670 $53,230 $67,210 $83,230
  (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)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,043,700 12.22 (4) $56,050
Employment Services 3,460 0.13 (8) (8)
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,520 0.03 (4) $47,980
State Government (OES Designation) 870 0.04 (4) $46,880
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 830 0.03 (4) $52,260

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,043,700 12.22 (4) $56,050
Educational Support Services 600 0.45 (4) $40,330
Other Residential Care Facilities 400 0.25 (4) $46,010
Religious Organizations 390 0.21 (4) $52,880
Employment Services 3,460 0.13 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,043,700 12.22 (4) $56,050
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 100 0.04 (4) $53,010
Religious Organizations 390 0.21 (4) $52,880
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 830 0.03 (4) $52,260
Technical and Trade Schools 80 0.05 (4) $50,340


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 115,780 8.27 1.00 (4) $64,860
Texas 108,570 10.76 1.30 (4) $53,160
New York 71,490 8.57 1.03 (4) $70,400
Illinois 55,400 10.02 1.21 (4) $67,110
Pennsylvania 53,130 9.69 1.17 (4) $56,740




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)
Arizona 30,100 12.71 1.53 (4) $43,880
Hawaii 7,170 12.53 1.51 (4) $48,700
Texas 108,570 10.76 1.30 (4) $53,160
Mississippi 11,310 10.56 1.28 (4) $41,490
Montana 4,470 10.54 1.27 (4) $40,290




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 71,490 8.57 1.03 (4) $70,400
Alaska 2,650 8.61 1.04 (4) $67,790
Illinois 55,400 10.02 1.21 (4) $67,110
New Jersey 38,110 10.11 1.22 (4) $67,010
Connecticut 15,260 9.54 1.15 (4) $66,600

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 36,890 9.66 1.17 (4) $65,200
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 36,700 7.37 0.89 (4) $74,560
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 34,680 9.79 1.18 (4) $74,210
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 24,730 9.90 1.20 (4) $55,620
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 24,350 14.47 1.75 (4) $44,620
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 18,860 9.42 1.14 (4) $57,310
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 17,840 9.89 1.19 (4) $60,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 14,980 6.81 0.82 (4) $54,340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 14,490 6.33 0.76 (4) $69,720
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 12,210 10.15 1.23 (4) $85,780




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)
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 4,250 19.37 2.34 (4) $55,390
Kankakee-Bradley, IL 790 19.20 2.32 (4) $46,070
Waterbury, CT 1,170 18.51 2.23 (4) $67,770
Racine, WI 1,180 16.69 2.02 (4) $50,040
San Angelo, TX 710 16.69 2.01 (4) $53,340
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 1,420 16.64 2.01 (4) $61,180
Merced, CA 940 16.41 1.98 (4) $64,780
Yuba City, CA 610 16.30 1.97 (4) $60,890
Wichita Falls, TX 900 16.02 1.93 (4) $47,220
Appleton, WI 1,710 15.22 1.84 (4) $53,480