Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099). Excludes "Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School " (25-2023) 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)
642,820 1.1 % (4) $55,780 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $35,760 $42,900 $53,130 $66,460 $81,620
  (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 639,320 7.62 (4) $55,780
Employment Services 2,330 0.08 (8) (8)
Religious Organizations 280 0.15 (4) $44,130
Local Government (OES Designation) 120 0.00 (4) $49,890
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 110 0.00 (4) $57,550

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 639,320 7.62 (4) $55,780
Religious Organizations 280 0.15 (4) $44,130
Employment Services 2,330 0.08 (8) (8)
Other Residential Care Facilities 110 0.07 (4) $51,470
Other Schools and Instruction 70 0.02 (4) $56,210

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 110 (7) (4) $57,550
Other Schools and Instruction 70 0.02 (4) $56,210
Elementary and Secondary Schools 639,320 7.62 (4) $55,780
Other Residential Care Facilities 110 0.07 (4) $51,470
Local Government (OES Designation) 120 (7) (4) $49,890


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)
Texas 80,180 7.78 1.55 (4) $52,200
California 52,780 3.76 0.75 (4) $64,880
New York 39,920 4.74 0.95 (4) $73,920
Florida 30,550 4.27 0.85 (4) $50,550
Illinois 27,890 5.00 1.00 (4) $57,820




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)
Mississippi 9,230 8.61 1.72 (4) $41,390
Texas 80,180 7.78 1.55 (4) $52,200
New Hampshire 4,160 6.86 1.37 (4) $50,390
New Jersey 25,660 6.80 1.36 (4) $65,780
West Virginia 4,440 6.34 1.27 (4) $42,190




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 39,920 4.74 0.95 (4) $73,920
Alaska 1,380 4.42 0.88 (4) $69,680
Connecticut 10,200 6.34 1.26 (4) $68,740
Rhode Island 2,220 4.91 0.98 (4) $67,590
Maryland 15,660 6.31 1.26 (4) $67,380





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 20,230 4.00 0.80 (4) $75,000
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 18,940 7.42 1.48 (4) $53,780
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 15,100 4.22 0.84 (4) $62,670
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 13,060 6.39 1.27 (4) $55,200
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 12,380 5.56 1.11 (4) $55,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 11,430 2.99 0.60 (4) $63,490
Baltimore-Towson, MD 8,280 6.62 1.32 (4) $66,710
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 8,010 6.63 1.32 (4) $90,650
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 7,800 4.65 0.93 (4) $66,030
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 7,790 3.37 0.67 (4) $65,730