Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
1,004,850 0.9 % (4) $56,760 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $35,940 $43,540 $54,270 $68,150 $84,000
  (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 994,870 11.86 (4) $56,790
Employment Services 3,070 0.10 (8) (8)
State Government (OES Designation) 1,900 0.08 (4) $59,000
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,280 0.02 (4) $52,170
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,190 0.04 (4) $51,630

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 994,870 11.86 (4) $56,790
Other Residential Care Facilities 500 0.32 (4) $46,910
Educational Support Services 420 0.30 (4) $44,860
Religious Organizations 200 0.11 (4) $48,500
Employment Services 3,070 0.10 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 1,900 0.08 (4) $59,000
Other Schools and Instruction 280 0.08 (4) $58,990
Elementary and Secondary Schools 994,870 11.86 (4) $56,790
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 110 0.04 (4) $55,190
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,280 0.02 (4) $52,170


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 111,140 10.79 1.38 (4) $53,870
California 103,060 7.34 0.94 (4) $65,620
New York 67,330 7.99 1.02 (4) $71,820
Pennsylvania 58,680 10.58 1.35 (4) $58,550
Illinois 53,540 9.60 1.23 (4) $63,960




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)
Texas 111,140 10.79 1.38 (4) $53,870
Pennsylvania 58,680 10.58 1.35 (4) $58,550
Montana 4,300 10.12 1.29 (4) $43,160
Mississippi 10,610 9.89 1.26 (4) $42,710
New Jersey 37,000 9.81 1.25 (4) $68,650




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 67,330 7.99 1.02 (4) $71,820
Rhode Island 4,350 9.66 1.23 (4) $70,430
Alaska 2,660 8.51 1.09 (4) $69,730
New Jersey 37,000 9.81 1.25 (4) $68,650
Connecticut 15,260 9.48 1.21 (4) $66,870





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 33,850 6.69 0.85 (4) $75,300
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 33,720 9.41 1.20 (4) $69,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 28,200 7.38 0.94 (4) $63,960
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 24,730 9.69 1.24 (4) $56,210
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 19,650 10.83 1.38 (4) $62,160
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 19,270 9.42 1.20 (4) $57,950
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 15,820 9.31 1.19 (4) $43,660
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 14,400 6.46 0.82 (4) $54,770
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 13,250 5.74 0.73 (4) $70,930
Pittsburgh, PA 12,050 10.81 1.38 (4) $57,210