Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Business Teachers, Postsecondary ; Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary ; Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary ; Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary ; Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary ; Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary ; Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary ; Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary ; Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary ; Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary ; Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary ; Physics Teachers, Postsecondary ; Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary ; Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary ; Economics Teachers, Postsecondary ; Geography Teachers, Postsecondary ; Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary ; Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary ; Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary ; Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other ; Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary ; Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary ; Education Teachers, Postsecondary ; Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary ; Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary ; Law Teachers, Postsecondary ; Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary ; Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary ; Communications Teachers, Postsecondary ; English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary ; Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary ; History Teachers, Postsecondary ; Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary ; Graduate Teaching Assistants ; Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary ; Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary ; Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary ; Postsecondary Teachers, All Other ; Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education ; Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education ; Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education ; Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education ; Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School ; Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education ; Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School ; Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School* ; Special Education Teachers, Middle School ; Special Education Teachers, Secondary School ; Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors ; Self-Enrichment Education Teachers ; Teachers and Instructors, All Other* ; Archivists ; Curators ; Museum Technicians and Conservators ; Librarians ; Library Technicians ; Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists ; Farm and Home Management Advisors ; Instructional Coordinators ; Teacher Assistants ; Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other


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 major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
8,409,060 0.3 % $24.46 $50,870 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.99 $14.73 $22.14 $30.64 $41.11
Annual Wage (2) $20,780 $30,630 $46,060 $63,740 $85,510


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 5,568,640 66.36 $23.10 $48,040
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,143,270 40.01 $34.95 $72,710
Junior Colleges 462,990 59.52 $30.72 $63,910
Child Day Care Services 359,740 44.71 $12.41 $25,820
Other Schools and Instruction 181,680 53.57 $20.25 $42,120

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 5,568,640 66.36 $23.10 $48,040
Junior Colleges 462,990 59.52 $30.72 $63,910
Other Schools and Instruction 181,680 53.57 $20.25 $42,120
Technical and Trade Schools 79,300 50.45 $24.38 $50,710
Child Day Care Services 359,740 44.71 $12.41 $25,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $41.51 $86,330
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 30 0.03 $39.88 $82,960
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 40 0.01 $37.38 $77,750
Natural Gas Distribution 30 0.03 $37.32 $77,620
Outpatient Care Centers 2,210 0.36 $37.19 $77,350


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 902,900 64.31 0.98 $27.96 $58,160
Texas 716,840 69.57 1.06 $23.63 $49,150
New York 656,660 77.92 1.19 $29.35 $61,040
Illinois 401,790 72.08 1.10 $25.71 $53,480
Florida 391,320 54.72 0.83 $23.58 $49,040




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 27,010 92.86 1.42 $23.42 $48,700
Connecticut 127,770 79.42 1.21 $27.56 $57,330
New York 656,660 77.92 1.19 $29.35 $61,040
New Jersey 289,320 76.72 1.17 $26.72 $55,580
New Hampshire 44,530 73.40 1.12 $22.45 $46,710




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 33,540 52.02 0.79 $30.73 $63,920
Rhode Island 32,310 71.65 1.09 $29.64 $61,650
New York 656,660 77.92 1.19 $29.35 $61,040
Alaska 22,130 70.67 1.08 $28.83 $59,960
Massachusetts 220,390 69.81 1.06 $28.56 $59,410





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 352,410 69.62 1.06 $31.55 $65,610
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 252,220 70.40 1.07 $27.27 $56,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 241,430 63.16 0.96 $28.42 $59,120
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 166,500 65.26 1.00 $25.04 $52,080
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 145,670 65.38 1.00 $21.90 $45,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 141,780 61.36 0.94 $29.08 $60,480
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 121,640 59.49 0.91 $24.50 $50,950
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 118,150 65.09 0.99 $27.15 $56,470
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 107,710 64.27 0.98 $31.78 $66,100
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 103,940 85.96 1.31 $31.11 $64,720