Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

25-3011 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors

Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in remedial education classes, preparatory classes for the General Educational Development test, literacy, or English as a Second Language. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.


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)
68,510 2.1 % $24.56 $51,080 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.02 $17.04 $22.37 $30.47 $40.18
Annual Wage (2) $27,090 $35,440 $46,530 $63,380 $83,580


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 24,320 0.29 $27.70 $57,620
Junior Colleges 17,940 2.35 $24.49 $50,940
Other Schools and Instruction 9,040 2.81 $20.47 $42,570
State Government (OES Designation) 3,930 0.17 $30.73 $63,920
Individual and Family Services 2,140 0.18 $18.38 $38,240

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction 9,040 2.81 $20.47 $42,570
Junior Colleges 17,940 2.35 $24.49 $50,940
Technical and Trade Schools 1,160 0.75 $24.53 $51,020
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 2,020 0.62 $18.90 $39,310
Educational Support Services 780 0.58 $19.78 $41,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 3,930 0.17 $30.73 $63,920
Elementary and Secondary Schools 24,320 0.29 $27.70 $57,620
Technical and Trade Schools 1,160 0.75 $24.53 $51,020
Junior Colleges 17,940 2.35 $24.49 $50,940
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 220 0.09 $23.05 $47,950


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 10,960 0.78 1.45 $34.38 $71,510
New York 5,640 0.68 1.25 $28.86 $60,030
Texas 4,480 0.44 0.82 $21.39 $44,480
North Carolina 4,430 1.17 2.18 $21.93 $45,620
Washington 3,350 1.25 2.31 $21.23 $44,160




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)
Vermont 360 1.27 2.35 $19.74 $41,060
Washington 3,350 1.25 2.31 $21.23 $44,160
North Carolina 4,430 1.17 2.18 $21.93 $45,620
Hawaii 610 1.07 1.98 $20.05 $41,690
South Dakota 390 1.01 1.87 $14.76 $30,700




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,960 0.78 1.45 $34.38 $71,510
Oregon 830 0.53 0.98 $31.11 $64,710
New Jersey 1,960 0.52 0.96 $29.64 $61,640
Wisconsin 1,450 0.56 1.03 $29.22 $60,780
New York 5,640 0.68 1.25 $28.86 $60,030

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 2,720 0.55 1.01 $31.37 $65,240
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,810 0.73 1.35 $24.42 $50,800
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,640 1.22 2.25 $21.36 $44,420
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,520 1.26 2.34 $31.77 $66,080
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,140 0.92 1.70 $28.58 $59,440
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.74 1.37 $30.52 $63,480
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 940 0.57 1.05 $23.79 $49,480
St. Louis, MO-IL 920 0.73 1.36 $20.79 $43,250
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 860 0.48 0.88 $21.23 $44,170
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 850 0.90 1.66 $26.76 $55,660




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)
Pine Bluff, AR 150 4.44 8.23 $22.21 $46,190
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 500 3.61 6.70 $21.46 $44,640
Rocky Mount, NC 130 2.43 4.50 $18.89 $39,290
Florence, SC 180 2.36 4.38 $19.94 $41,480
Madera, CA 80 2.26 4.19 $43.48 $90,430
Jackson, MS 470 1.94 3.60 $17.09 $35,540
Bellingham, WA 130 1.72 3.18 $18.55 $38,590
Abilene, TX 100 1.61 2.99 $11.10 $23,090
Yakima, WA 120 1.54 2.86 $22.06 $45,880
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 230 1.46 2.70 $20.70 $43,070




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)
Madera, CA 80 2.26 4.19 $43.48 $90,430
Fresno, CA 130 0.40 0.75 $42.08 $87,520
Modesto, CA 90 0.57 1.07 $40.01 $83,220
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 70 0.90 1.67 $37.56 $78,110
Madison, WI (8) (8) (8) $36.33 $75,570
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA (8) (8) (8) $36.33 $75,560
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 580 0.60 1.12 $34.65 $72,060
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA (8) (8) (8) $34.57 $71,910
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 660 0.58 1.08 $31.78 $66,090
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,520 1.26 2.34 $31.77 $66,080

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 610 2.11 3.92 $19.78 $41,150
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 490 2.66 4.94 $17.10 $35,560
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 380 1.74 3.22 $24.83 $51,650
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 330 2.05 3.79 $22.32 $46,430
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 270 1.13 2.10 $18.17 $37,800

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)
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 180 4.48 8.30 $15.71 $32,680
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 490 2.66 4.94 $17.10 $35,560
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 100 2.47 4.58 $41.09 $85,470
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 150 2.30 4.27 $19.47 $40,500
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 2.16 4.02 $14.61 $30,400

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)
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 100 2.47 4.58 $41.09 $85,470
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $38.30 $79,670
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 0.99 1.84 $35.88 $74,630
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.46 0.84 $33.85 $70,410
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $30.24 $62,890


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

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011